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Wednesday, July 17

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Frank McCourt @ Lookingglass Theater

Memoirist Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes) talks with Victoria Lautman about his new book Teacher Man at 11:45 this morning as part of the Writers on the Record series broadcast on WFMT (98.7 FM). 821 N. Michigan. Call 312-832-6788 to reserve seats for this free event.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art, at 220 E. Chicago Ave., is hosting the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. With more than just individual artists, the project is showcasing a number of international tap repertory companies while celebrating fifteen years of traditional and new rhythm dance. This performance features Brazil's Vata Tap and Los Angeles's Jason Samuels Smith of ACGI. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for students and MCA members, and can be bought by calling 312-397-4010. The performances will go on Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.

Laurie Anderson @ AIC

Glen Ellyn native and performance artist Laurie Anderson presents The End of the Moon, a piece created out of her experience as NASA’s first artist-in-residence, in Fullerton Hall tonight at 7PM. 111 S Michigan. Tickets, which cost $50 (AIC members and students) and $65, are available by calling 312-575-8000 or clicking here .

Cloud Cult @ Abbey Pub

Minnesota Band, Cloud Cult will perform in Chicago on Sunday, November 20th at Abbey Pub, located at 3420 W Grace St. (phone: 773-478-4408). The show begins at 9pm and is 21+ and $7 in advance or $9 at the door. Also on the bill will be Kid Dakota and The Lesser Scene. Since it's release in June of this year, Cloud Cult's Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus has been nominated for Pop Album of the Year by the Minnesota Music Awards, lauded by reviewers from Pitchforkmedia, Time Out New York, and many others, and received national radio play, debuting on the college radio charts as the #3 most added record, just under Coldplay and the White Stripes.

Go Veggie's TurkeyLess Thanksgiving Banquet

Go Veggie is hosting a turkey-less Thanksgiving dinner at Garden Manor Banquets, 4720 W. Armitage Ave. The evening will feature two menu options -- a vegan Thanksgiving-style dinner and a raw foods meal -- as well as a book signing by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live and a raffle. Tickets to the 4:30pm dinner are $40 for Go Veggie members, $45 for non-members. Call 773-871-7000 for more information.

Grand Re-Opening: Checkerboard Lounge.

The first club opening of its kind in more than 25 years, the legendary Checkerboard Lounge officially re-opens in Hyde Park’s bustling Harper Court at 5201 S. Harper Court on Friday, November 18, 2005 as the New Checkerboard Lounge for Blues ‘N’ Jazz. An impressive cast of Chicago blues and jazz performers will perform at the new club during a weekend-long grand re-opening celebration starting Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2005. Open to the public, an alternating line - up of blues and jazz musicians are scheduled to perform from 9:30 p.m. through 2:00 a.m. starting on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2005.



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