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Friday, November 24

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Mozart and Strauss @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival kicks back with a Mozart violin concerto and a Strauss symphony. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Theatre on the Lake: short works of Samuel Beckett

The Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake series of plays continues this evening. Each week a new play will be offered at the Theater on the Lake stage at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. This week's play is No Danger of the Spiritual Thing: Short Works of Samuel Beckett by the Curious Theatre Branch. This play will be performed Wednesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 2. Showtime is 7:30 PM (6:30 PM on Sunday evenings). Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (312) 742-7994. The Theater on the Lake series runs through August 13.

Opening: Movin' Out @ Auditorium Theatre

Told through the choreography of Twyla Tharp and music of Billy Joel, Movin' Out is the story of two turbulent decades that change a group of friends and the world around them forever. This evening at 7:30pm the Audiotirum Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 East Congress Parkway). Tickets to this show, which runs through July 9, are $18-80. For more information visit the website.

Double Happiness @ Chicago Temple

In partnership with the Silk Road Theatre Project, Chicago ScriptWorks presents a reading of Gitanjali Kapila's new screenplay this evening at 7 PM. In Pierce Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 77 W Washington. $5 donation is requested. To RSVP, email rsvp [at] ChicagoScriptWorks [dot] org or call 312-264-0123. For more information, visit the website.

Magic Chicago

Magicians Jeff Scanlan and David London join hosts Robert Charles and Benjamin Barnes for an evening of magic. Performing monthly, Magic Chicago is held at the City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, at 8pm. Ticket are $15 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 773-334-4192.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Emmanuel's Gift @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Accra, Ghana) -influenced meal from Fox & Obel. 7:30 PM, 66 E Randolph, $15. Reservations are required: call 312-742 TIXS (8497). For more information, visit the website.

Lori Andrews @ CPL

Lori Andrews new novel Sequence combines the thriller genre with the author's background in biotechnology. The book follows a geneticist dealing with a serial killer who is targeting military bases. Andrews reads and signs her new work at 5:30pm at the Harold Washington Library's Chicago Authors Room. Free and open to the public. Call 312-747-4300 for more information.

Bilingual Poetry @ California Clipper

Palabra Pura, organized by the Guild Complex, focuses on Chicano and Latino artists, presenting local and visiting writers after 30 minutes of open mike readings. Tonight, Brenda Cardenas and David Hernandez are featured. Doors open at 8 PM. Free. 1022 N. California Ave. For more information, call 877-394-5061, or visit the Guild Complex website.

 

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