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Friday, November 24

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SummerDance Nomadic DJ Series @ Grant Park

This afternoon at 4:30 PM, deejays Chip E. and Old School Kenny Ray provide the music for two and a half hours of dancing. Taste of Chicago Taste Stage, 331 E Randolph Street. For more information, visit the website.

Theater on the Lake: That's Weird, Grandma

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 World Saved: 5 Years of That's Weird, Grandma by the Barrel of Monkeys theater group. This play will be performed Wednesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 9. 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.

RUI: Reading Under the Influence

This month's edition of Reading Under the Influence focuses on American authors and feature Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller. RUI will also showcase more local writers and editors, with Jenny Seay, Frank Crist and Charlie Vlahogiannis joining thie regulars tonight. Come to Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield, from 7-10pm to hear the readings and participate in the trivia games. Email thehotreadingers[at]hotmail[dot]com for more information.

Celtic Connections @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival presents a Celtic symphony at this concert, which doesn't start until 9 PM. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free. For more information, visit the website.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Calendar @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Toronto, Canada) -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.

 

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