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Friday, November 17

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Jeff Libman @ Women and Children First

Local author Jeff Libman will appear at Women and Children First to read from his book An Immigrant Class: Oral Histories from Chicago's Newest Immigrants. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the 7:30pm reading, with all proceeds benefitting Literacy Works, a non-profit organization supporting Chicago literacy programs. Women and Children First is at 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-369-9299 for more information.

2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony

Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to Millennium Park to join in the celebration and awarding of the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize. This is the first year that the public has been invited to take part in the ceremony, which will feature an award presentation by Thomas Pritzker and an acceptance speech Thom Mayne, this year's Laureate. Special guests include Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano and Ada Louise Huxtable. The ceremony will take place at 6:30pm in the Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion. For more information call 312-742-1168.

Art Institute Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join the Art Instutite today as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Renzo Piano wing. Beginning at 8:30am, there will be performances in the North Garden, followed by a viewing of Mr. Piano's exhibition, Zero Gravity, at the top of the Grand Staircase. Throughout the day there will be lectures and gallery talks on modern art and architecture. It's shaping up to be a busy day for what will surely be remembered as an historical event.

 

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