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Friday, December 9

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Tragic Beauty show closes

"Tragic Beauty," a site-specific installation by Juan Chavez, Mike Genovese, Cody Hudson and Chris Silva, ends its run today at Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. The gallery will be open from noon to 6pm; ring buzzer 310 for admittance.

Michael Mann films @ Film Center

As part of their tribute to director Michael Mann, the Siskel Film Center is presenting a series of Mann's films all this month. Today they're presenting a trio of stellar films: Thief from 1981, with James Caan and Tuesday Weld; Heat from 1995, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro; and Manhunter from 1986, with William Petersen (and Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter, the first time this character is portrayed in a film). Check the Film Center's site for showtimes for today, and additional dates for each of these and other Mann films. Siskel Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Chicago Women's Park

The Chicago Women's Park and Gardens presents an Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under. Games, raffles, light refreshments, and a visit from the Easter bunny. The even happens today from noon to 2:00 PM. Admission: $10 per child, $2 per adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Glessner House Museum (1800 S. Prairie Avenue). Chicago Women's Park and Gardens: 1827 S. Indiana Ave. For more information, call the Glessner House Museum: (312) 326-1480.

Kiss Me Deadly @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre continues its film noir festival with a showing this weekend of the classic Robert Aldrich film Kiss Me Deadly. Private eye Mike Hammer picks up a hitchhiker (Cloris Leachman), who draws him into a labyrinthine plot centering around a mysterious suitcase (which provided inspiration for a certain 1994 Quentin Tarantino film). The movie shows today and tomorrow at 11:30. Music Box Theatre: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.



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