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Friday, November 17

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World Class Jazz @ Millennium Park

A host of local Chicago jazz artists celebrate Dizzy Gillespie and Latin American and Caribbean influences on his music (and vice versa) in this program of music mixing Gillespie with Latin American composers. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

The Midwestern Ladies Auxiliary Love Revue

Join authors Jami Attenberg, Emily Flake, Hana Schank and friend of GB Wendy McClure for an evening of reading at the Hideout. Other friend of GB Claire Zulkey hosts the 7-9pm Venus Zine-sponsored event, entitled The Midwestern Ladies Auxiliary Love Revue. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit the Rainbow House. Free copies of Venus will be available for the taking. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia. Call 773-227-4433 for more information.

Hubbard Street Dance Company @ Ravinia

Hubbard Street Dance Company presents Marguerite Donlon's Strokes Through the Trail, Nacho Duato's Gnawa, Susan Marshall's Kiss and Jim Vincent's counter/part at Ravinia this evening. Tickets to the 8pm performance are $10-40. For more information, call 847-266-5100 or visit the website.

Metroblogging Chicago's 2nd Anniversary Party

Metroblogging Chicago is two years old, and to celebrate they're having a party at the Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne, tonight at 8pm. Look for the cupcakes!

Missed Connections Reception

Sponsored by Columbia College, "Missed Connections" is an ongoing photography exhibit at Hokin Gallery. The name comes directly from Craigslist where people post fevernt pleas, reaching out those with whom they shared a brief connection, only to let the moment slip away. The exhibition builds on that by exploring "the balance of modern lifestyles with the cultivation of meaningful experience." Tonight's reception is from 5-7pm at 623 S. Wabash. The exhibition runs through August 4; call 312-344-7663 for more information.

Lyrics Born @ Abbey Pub

Another act as a part of music-industry showcase weekend Chicago MOBFest 2006 is Lyrics Born, appearing tonight at the Abbey Pub (and later in the summer at Lollapalooza). You might know and love his rhymes from San Francisco group Blackalicious, or you might have heard some of his great solo work this year, but either way, this will be a great time to see him in a small venue. Tickets are $18 ($20 day of show) and this is an 18+ show starting at 9pm with opening acts Verbal Kent, Earatik Statik, Skitzophonic and DJ LA*Jesus. The Abbey is at 3420 W. Grace (at Elston).

Prince Tribute @ Martyr's

This benefit for the Estrojam music and culture festival features the Chicago Sirens, Sour Deluxe, DJ Tank Girl, Jessica Halem, and others. $10 to $12, 8:30 PM. 3855 N. Lincoln. For more information, call Martyrs at 773-404-9494.

 

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