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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: A play featuring a puppet horse… a film about soldiers during wartime… free art, plus the weekend plans of the No Small Productions principal Kristen Kaza

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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A toe-tapping troupe brings some holiday cheer… the rocker Graham Parker takes the stage… free art, plus the weekend plans of the Apartment Therapy executive editor, Janel Laban

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Grinch steals Christmas, again… The Book of Mormon arrives in Chicago… free contemporary classical, plus the weekend plans of the Talk of the Town illustrator, Tom Bachtell

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Patrick Watson fills Lincoln Hall with his seductive falsetto… Gustavo Dudamel returns to symphony center… free Britten and Brahms, plus the weekend plans of the Wait, Wait!…Don’t Tell Me! producer Eva Wolchover

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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: Second City takes a stab at holiday humor… the Marx Brothers wreak havoc… free music, plus the weekend plans of the composer Marcos Balter

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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A, cerebral new music program… A spooky Hitchcock classic… a free slow jam dance party, plus the weekend plans of the stand-up comic Caitlin Bergh

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A weekend full of jazz… a stage crowded with singing nuns… a free art opening, plus the weekend plans of the Rebuild Foundation’s Charlie Vinz

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Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Ada St. and Facets Multimedia team up… the Chicago Humanities Festival begins in earnest… a free poetry reading, plus the weekend plans of The Onion’s senior writer Seth Reiss

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The CSO takes on an obscure Beethoven piece… Giordano Dance celebrates 50 years… free Shakespeare, plus the weekend plans of the gallerist John Corbett

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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: Kurt Elling returns to Chicago… The Joffrey explores the dark side… free art, the weekend plans of the WBEZ broadcaster and culture blogger Alison Cuddy.

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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Irvin Welsh writes a play… top-tier comedians talk funny-business… free art, the weekend plans of the Chicago International Film Festival’s program director Mimi Plauché

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Lyric seasons has an “electrik” beginning… Beth Orton returns to Chicago… a free fall festival, the weekend plans of the filmmaker Jonah Ansell

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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: The Hyde Park Jazz festival keeps history alive… The choreographer Kato Yamazaki blends Butoh and African dance … free “water music”… plus, the weekend plans of the conductor Mei-Ann Chen

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A young John Barrymore seeks revenge in a 1951 noir … the Chicago Symphony Orchestra kicks off with Dvořák … free world music… plus, the weekend plans of the Second City comedian Steve Waltien

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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Magic Flute is reimagined… the famed poet Sonja Sanchez gives a reading… free art… plus, the weekend plans of the designer Maria Pinto