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Tuesday, March 5

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Julia Alvarez @ Women & Children First

The author of One Book One Chicago pick In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez stops at Women & Children First to discuss her new novel Saving the World. 7:30pm at 5233 N. Clark St. An informal cocktail party precedes the event, starting at 6pm. The reading is free and open to the public; tickets to the party are $60 and includes a signed copy of the book and a reserved seat at the reading. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

15th Annual McElroy Shakespeare Celebration

Celebrate the bard tonight at the Mullady Theatre at Loyola University with the 15th Annual McElroy Shakespeare Celebration. This year's event features a talk by Boston College's Andrew Sofer and the Goodman Theatre's Steve Scott directing performances from Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth and Come and Go. Free and open to the public at 7:30pm, 6525 N. Sheridan Rd. Call 773-508-3830 for more information.

Jenny Gillespie & Louis Wu @ Bad Dog Tavern

Local musicians Jenny Gillespie and Louis Wu make a stop at Bad Dog Tavern tonight for a free performance. 9pm at 4535 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-334-4040 for more information.

Kung Phooey screening/director discussion @ DOC

Tonight at 7pm, DOC films is screening Kung Phooey!, a campy 2003 martial arts movie sendup. Following the screening, director Darryl Fong will be speaking about the making of the movie. For more information, call 773-702-8575 or visit the DOC Films website.

Opening: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Producer David Stone tries to work that Wicked magic again with an import of the very funny, Tony-winning musical about a group of pubescent spelling-bee misfits—and this time he's using actual Chicago actors! With song titles like "My Unfortunate Erection," really, how can it go wrong? Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place. Tickets are $59.50-$69.50, with daily drawings for $25 tickets; see here for details.

Freedom Museum opening

The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, started by the Tribune Co. to educate people on the rights granted by the First Amendment, officially opens today. There are plenty of special events and workshops planned for the opening; see the museum's Website for full details. Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Freedom Museum: 445 N. Michigan. (312) 222-4860.



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