Reader's Agenda Mon 1/27: Myrlie Evers-Williams, Weyes Blood, and "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propoganda"

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Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.

Northwestern wraps up a week dedicated to commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a keynote speech from civil rights activist, author, and former NAACP chair Myrlie Evers-Williams, wife of slain activist Medgar Evers. Seating for the event at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is first come, first served.

Tonight is your chance to see what Peter Margasak calls the "creepy beauty" of Weyes Blood—aka Philadelphia native Natalie Mering—at Empty Bottle. Margasak calls her 2011 album The Outside Room "a stunner, with murky guitar, organ drones, and hand percussion caressing her enchanting, harrowing voice." Ryley Walker and Field Auxiliary open.

Learn about the potency of the Nazi propaganda machine at the Field Museum's exhibit "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propoganda." Read Aimee Levitt's write-up here.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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