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Chicago Guide

3 years
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The Five: Top Picks for Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The CSO’s piano fest draws Danilo Pérez and some of jazz’s other big guns … Chicago says “aloha” to an inaugural celebration of Hawaiian culture … Kelly Hogan croons—no charge—in Millennium Park

3 years
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Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A Lichtenstein retrospective pops up at the Art Institute … Craft Beer Week kicks off … Brookfield Zoo bugs out … plus, what the cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier is doing this weekend

3 years
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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: The veteran Chicago journalist John Conroy debuts his first play … Chicago-based new-music collective throws a happening in Logan Square … Plus the weekend plans of Joan Gray of Chicago’s Muntu Dance Theatre

3 years
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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: An arts and local-business fest dubs Bridgeport the community of the future … The Art Institute remounts the photographer Dawoud Bey’s ’70s street portraits … The cabaret chanteuse Spider Saloff plays eight characters in one show

3 years
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Your Plans This Week

On your agenda: Wynton Marsalis celebrates the big 5-0 at Symphony Center… A punk ballerina gets to the pointe at the MCA… Zombies go for your beer—not your brains—at an Andersonville pub crawl

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3 years
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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Iceman Cometh to Goodman Theatre—along with Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane … A Dancing with the Stars-style spectacle heats up Galena’s Paramount Arts Center … The fashion designer Shane Gabier of Creatures of the Wind shares his weekend plans

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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bounds into town for a five-day engagement … Lizzy Caplan premieres her new flick at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival … Art, photography, and film are fair game for the fashion designers featured at the Art Institute

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Steppenwolf ensemble members march through a Civil War saga… Old Town School of Folk Music plays host to folk royalty … Chicago Jazz Ensemble jams with the poet Sonia Sanchez

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Your Plans This Week

On your agenda: DePaul Art Museum displays Malick Sidibé’s style-packed portraits from ’60s- and ’70s-era Mali … Anoushka Shankar plays sitar with Spanish flair at Pick-Staiger … Court Theatre assembles an all-star cast for Angels in America

3 years
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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Fela! bops to an Afrobeat at Oriental Theatre … Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley takes the stage at McAninch Arts Center … Chicago Neighborhood Tours cruise with brews

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Top 5 Plans for This Week

On your agenda: The Museum of Science and Industry busts myths … Silent movies find new-music soundtracks … The Black Keys rock United Center … plus, what author Megan Stielstra is doing this weekend

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Frankenstein tells Pinocchio’s story at The Neo-Futurarium … The Chicago Flower & Garden Show springs up at Navy Pier … Robert Glasper tinkles the ivories at the Double Door … plus, what the artist Michael Fleming and his twin brother and collaborator, Alan Fleming, are doing this weekend

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Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Gorilla-masked feminist avengers swoop into Columbia College … Béla Fleck gets the band back together … A Tennessee Williams classic takes a strange road at Goodman … plus, what the Columbia College associate professor and indie publisher Zach Dodson is doing this weekend.

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Your Plans for This Week

On your agenda: Steppenwolf premieres a high-school survival saga … A MacArthur genius bebops with CJE … Genghis Khan invades the Field … plus, what composer Kyle Vegter is doing this weekend

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week (Mostly Free!)

On your agenda: Food and creativity are on the table at Smart Museum of Art … Minnie Miñoso (a.k.a. Mr. White Sox) talks race and sports at Lookingglass Theatre … The film that changed Steve James’s life … plus, what Martha Bayne, Soup & Bread founder, is doing this weekend

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