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Wednesday, November 22

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Anthony Lewellen Open Studio

I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of Anthony Lewellen's work, so I find it nice that the Chicago Artists' Month schedule of events includes a look at this artist's studio. From 12-5pm, you can view his recent work in wood, steel and found objects. 5006 N. Keeler Ave. Call 773-205-8110 for more information.

Corpus Delicti: Just Desserts

Corpus Delicti: Just Desserts is an innovative play about a doctor and his many relationships to the body: his living body, the dead body that lies before him, and the body of evidence he has to examine. Performed in a UIC operating theater, it features an actual body in the performance (made from Jello). Starts at 8pm and is on the UIC campus at 912 S Wood. Call 312-528-0077 for more info or visit the Local Infinities website.

Frank Lloyd Wright Races

Looking for some art-inspired running, or maybe just a race route nearby that stands out from the pack? The 29th Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races take place today, Oct. 23 in Oak Park. Sponsored in part by the Oak Park Park District (which, honestly, is just fun to say), there will be an adult 5K run/walk, 10K run and "Double Race" as well as a Youth Mile race. The race route runs (ha!) along the streets of Oak Park, past Wright's studio and other Wright-designed buildings in the Prairie Home District. Register online, $20 for adults, $12 for kids.

HRC 80's Equality Bowl

Bowl for equality! The Human Rights Campaign presents an 80's-themed bowling benefit at Waveland Bowl. There are two bowling times: 7:00-8:30pm and 9:00-10:30pm. $25 per person gets you an hour and a half of bowling (shoes included!), buffet, and 80's music all night. 80's costumes are encouraged, and you know how the gays like their costumes. Buy individual tickets online, or become a lane captain by sponsoring a lane for your group of five or more for $150 (contact Mel Kleve at mkleve [at] gmail [dot] com). Waveland Bowl, 3700 N Western Ave.

Third Coast & Ira Glass

The Third Coast Festival staff and other radio enthusiasts explore what makes the airwaves sound so different all over the world. The evening involves listening to several examples of international radio and a lively conversation between leading radio professionals from Austria, Belgium, Canada and the US. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion with Ira Glass and stay for a reception afterward celebrating the festivalís fifth birthday. This event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center, located at Michigan and Washington.

 

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