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Preview Tue Jan 17 2012

"Fear No Art" Presents "The Dinner Party"


Love art, food and wine? Looking for programming that features all three? Check out "The Dinner Party", presented by "Fear No Art Chicago", a WTTW show that goes behind the scenes to show art being made. And like "Fear No Art", this show is hosted by Elysabeth Alfano. "The Dinner Party" will feature three artists and a celebrity chef who will join in food, art, wine and conversation for one hour. The celebrities that will be featured on the premiere are artist Tony Fitzpatrick, musician Jon Langford, Jeff award winning director Rachel Rockwell, and Dinner Party Chef Homaro Cantu of Moto and iNG. Other guests that will be featured on future shows include soul singer J.C. Brooks, Second City and Uptown Member Billy Bungeroth, Luna Negra Coreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Dinner Party Chef and "Top Chef" runner-up Dale Levitski of Sprout, Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orall, and Photographer SANDRO. With this list of guests, this show is a must see!

"The Dinner Party" will be filmed live at the The cost to attend the live tapings is $18, which includes a dinner sampling. Naturally, it's free to check out this show on-line; however this method is the least tasty method to experience this show, as online viewing will not include the delicious dinner sampling. If one is planning to attend a taping of the show, doors open at 6:30pm, entertainment begins at 7:30, and the dinner samplings begin at 8:45pm. For more information, visit the "Fear No Art" site.

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