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Thursday, March 23
The Young Playwrights Festival is a year-long program of workshops and performances focused teaching playwriting to the city's year. The annual festival is the conclusion of this program. Tonight's performance, at 8pm, marks the opening of the this year's festival at Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. The plays are written by Chicago-area high school students and will run through January 29. Tickets are $12 and can be bought by calling 773-878-9761.
Led by saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, young and old jazz musicians perform together in this free event at the Claudia Cassidy Theater, starting at 7 PM tonight. Members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians are also featured. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.
This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. The meeting begins at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there! And, join the book club email list for news, updates and alerts about future meetings.