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Wednesday, March 22
Chicago Shakespeare Theater opens their 20th Season this evening with Hamlet, directed by British director and producer Terry Hands. Candadian actor Ben Carlson takes on the role of the gloomy Danish Prince. At the CST's Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier, through November 18. Tickets are $40-67. For more information call 312-595-5600 or visit the website.
Yoga at 8 AM, Pilates at 9 AM, and Bollywood-style dance from northwest India at 10 AM, led by instructor Shamila Khererpal, on the Great Lawn. If you need more incentive than taking in the amazing skyline views while working up a sweat, consider this: it's free. For more information, visit the website.
The free 28th annual Chicago Jazz Fest kicks off at 12 N today with concerts on three stages. For a complete schedule, click here.
This 1933 Frank Capra film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Nil Asther plays tonight as part of LaSalle Bank Cinema's Mustache Cinema Classic Film Series. Also playing is the 1938 serial "The Spider's Web #8: While the City Sleeps." General admission to the 8pm show is $5 and $3 for seniors and children. 4901 W. Irving Park. Call 312-904-9442 for more information.
The Slaughterhouse 12 scooter rally kicks off this morning at 11am at Mr. Moto, 1901 S. Western, and makes its way up to Scooterworks, 5410 N. Damen, for a barbecue. Later, head to Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland, from 9pm on for fun, drinks and a raffle. $5 to be part of the rally; details on the website.