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Thursday, October 28

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Date My Friend Anti-Cruelty Society Event

The Anti-Cruelty Society is holding a Date My Friend event at Zella, 1983 N. Clyborn. The event starts at 8pm and cost $10, for which complimentary and discounted drinks will be served throughout the evening. Raffles will be held all night long with all proceeds going to the Society. It's not a dating service, but a chance to get together with your single friends and meet other singles while donating to a good cause. Call 312-644-8338 for more information.

National Tap Dance Day Performances

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates National Tap Dance Day with four performances at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. The performances will include live music by the Jeremy Kahn Trio and a celebration, complete with birthday cake, for Bill "Bojangle" Robinson at each intermission. Tonight's 8pm performance features Tap Chicago, CHRP Founder and Artistic Director Lane Alexander and Soul 2 Soles Dance Company. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $15 for children under 12. Call 773-281-1825 for more information.

CPC First Glimpse

The Chicago Photography Center is holding a First Glimpse show. What's that? Well, complimentary wine, Skyy cocktails, Izze sparkling drinks, hor d'oeuvres, live music and the chance to get a sneak preview of CPC Spring 2006 WITHiNSIGHT Gallery Show. The event goes from 8-10:30pm with the show unveiling at 9pm. $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 3301 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-549-1631 for more information or contact Nicole at nicole[at]chicagophoto[dot]org.

Message to Pretty @ Juniortown! Gallery

The Juniortown! Gallery presents Message to Pretty, an exhibition featuring the work of four artists addressing the question "What is pretty?" The artists involved are Erinn Kennedy (paintings), Elisabeth Doherty (amigurumi), Olivia Ortega (paintings), and Julie Smith (amigurumi). The show opens this evening with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00, and the show runs through June 10. Juniortown!: 1255 W. 18th Street. For more information contact Rodrigo Avila at (312) 666-3237.

Great Chicago Places and Spaces: Great Conversation @ Chase Auditorium Theater

Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, one of the most progressive cities in the world, talks urban planning with Donna Robertson (IIT Dean of Architecture) and Skidmore Owings & Merrill architecture writer and critic Lee Bey this evening at 6 PM. Free, but get there early to get in. Doors open at 5:15 PM. 10 S Dearborn. For more information, visit the website.

Midnight Movies: HOT SKIN and Monty Python/Holy Grail

Take your pick of either Disco Dolls in HOT SKIN IN 3D (XXX!) or Monty Python and the Holy Grail at midnight at the venerable Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Ave. $9.25. Call (773) 871-6604.

 

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