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Wednesday, December 7

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Version >06 Closing

Come celebrate all that was the Version >06 Festival with a final, free look at the exhibitons at Kuntshalle. The Group Group Show, Urban Gardening and Exterior Decorating and a number of exhibitions are housed here at 3636 S. Iron St. Take part in Triumphant Competitive Potluck at 5pm - pay a small donation or bring a dish - and join in various performances at the 6-9pm closing event. ($7 gets you in here.) Finally, the last after-party goes down at Skylark at Cermak and Halsted. This "last dance party and hodown" is free so if you enjoyed all that was Version and want to make your tearful goodbye, this is your place to do it.

Treasure Hunt @ Merchandise Mart

If you've been looking for a new sofa, or a rug, or something special to put on the wall, you might want to check out this luxury sample sale, with discounts up to 75% on furniture, fabrics, art, lighting, and other objects for the home. The sale runs from 11 AM to 5 PM today on the 7th floor of the Merchandise Mart. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit the website.

Southport Spring Fling

Shop along Southport between Belmont and Byron from 12 N to 5 PM today and get 10% off at participating stores. Also, pick up a Southport Spring Fling Card and collect merchant stamps to get entered in a raffle for $2,000 in local goods and gift cards. For more information, visit the website.

Shanghai Kunqu Music Theater Troupe @ Cultural Center

Kunqu is one of the oldest Chinese operatic traditions. In the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Free, 7 PM. 78 E Washington St. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

New Music @ Green Mill

From 2 to 5 PM this afternoon, music by contemporary composers will be performed by local new music ensembles. $5. 4802 N. Broadway. For more information, call 773-878-5552 or visit the website.



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