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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

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Greek tragedy meets pop culture… the second annual Beethoven fest begins… free art… plus, the weekend plans of the filmmaker and artist Cauleen Smith

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Chicago’s outsider dramatists take over Pilsen… the MCA celebrates John Cage’s centennial… free jazz… plus, the weekend plans of the artist and curator Edmund Chia

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Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Dawoud Bey finds Chicago’s most promising young artists… The Cumberland River Band blaze through town… free John Luther Adams… plus, the weekend plans of the percussionist Matthew Duvall

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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: Lewis Black brings his sarcasm and dark humor to Chicago… Abbie Hoffman acolytes take over Chicago’s streets… free Dvořák… plus, the weekend plans of the film archivist Anne Wells

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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Don Quixote chases windmills and wenches… Taj Mahal sings the blues… a free festival… plus, the weekend plans of the violinist J. Austin Wulliman.

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Everything is Terrible reinvent Total Recall with puppets and found video footage… artist Matt Maddan crosses comics and poetry… free Shakespeare… plus, the weekend plans of the filmmaker Xan Aranda.

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Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The paintings of notorious Chicago surrealist artist hang in the gallery… the sun-kissed L.A. band Best Coast hits the stage… free blues… plus, the weekend plans of the astronomer and filmmaker, Dr. Jose Salgado.

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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: The final days of LCD Soundsytem revealed on film… A dark children’s dance show makes its American debut… free jazz… plus, the weekend plans of associate editor of Poetry magazine, Fred Sasaki.

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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Irish American Heritage Festival fills Chicago with Guinness and bagpipes…indie fans take over Union Park… free African music and arts… plus, the weekend plans of the actress Carrie Coon.

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Houdini’s water escape is resurrected at the House Theatre… Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky … free traditional Korean art … plus, the weekend plans of the artist Eliza Myrie.

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