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Friday, October 20

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Opening: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Teatro Vista presents Luis Alfaro's "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner," a dark commedy about two women "dealing with the hunger for intimacy, connection, and passion that they crave and the 'menu' items like food and sex that bring them immediate and instant gratification as they make an attempt to fill the emotional void in their lives." Tonight's opening is at 7pm and is followed by a reception with the cast. Call 312-494-5767 for reservations -- $22 for regular tickets and $18 for students and seniors. The play will be held at Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division St.

Sarah Jessica Parker @ Marshall Field's

Ladies, put on your stilettos, grab your cosmos and head over to Marshall Field's at noon today to meet the fashion icon and role model of the decade, Sarah Jessica Parker. Now, not only can you model your life after her and her three televised friends, you can smell like her too! Or, at least, smell pleasing to her. Today Ms. Parker unveils Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker, her new perfume which you can find on the first floor of the Marshall Field's State St. store. Make sure to tell her how your group of friends is exactly like the Sex and the City girls! Call 1-800-MFIELDS for more information. Part of Marshall Field's Fall Fashion Week 2005. (I kid because I love. And it's funny because it's true.)

Speaking So That They Can Hear Us

The Chicago Foundation for Women is holding their 20th Annual Luncheon and Symposium, entitled "Speaking So That They Can Hear Us: Reclaiming and Reframing the Feminist Agenda." Diana Palomar of WLS-TV moderates the panel which will discuss how to move foward with the feminist agenda, redefining "language and community debate so the public at large will understand the importance, the urgency, and the validity of our values and concerns." Panelists include Lakshmi Chaudhry, Lisa Jervis of Bitch Magazine and Makani Themba-Nixon. With continental breakfast at 8:30am, the symposium runs from 9-11am at the Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Dr. Although the program is free and open to the public, you must RSVP.

Buddhism Today: Working with Emotions

Michaela Fritzges is a professional psychiatrist and counsellor and has been teaching Buddhism for a number of years. Her lecture today will focus on Buddhist methods for working with emotions. Free and open to the public, the lecture takes place at 7pm at Transitions Learning Center, 1750 N. Kingsbury, second floor. Call 312-951-7323 for more information.

 

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