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Thursday, August 22

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Bill T. Jones in conversation with Gretchen Helfrich

Internationally renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones makes a presentation The Persistence of Questions, followed by a public conversation with Gretchen Helfrich of Chicago Public Radio. This evening at 7pm at the Court Theatre (5535 S. Ellis Ave). Tickets are $5-15, and reservations are highly recommended. For more information, call 773-702-8080.

"Top Chef" Casting Call

Think you've got what it takes to be a superstar chef? Prove it today at the casting call for Bravo's "Top Chef" reality TV show, at the Rock Bottom Brewery at State and Grand. There will be two audition sessions, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Show up with your resume and this application form (PDF) and be prepared to whip up something tasty. Free.

Shadow of a Doubt @ Film Center

As part of the Treasures from the Library of Congress series, Hitchcock's favorite movie screens this evening at 6 PM. Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright star in this thriller about discovering a mass murderer in the family. $9, or $5 if you belong to the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

South Indian Classical Music @ Cultural Center

Mandolin master U. Srinivas and his brother, U. Rajesh, appear tonight in Preston Bradley Hall at 7 PM. Free. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-742-6630 or visit the website.

James Carroll @ Harold Washington Library

The author of House of War, about the impact of the Pentagon on American society, discusses and signs his latest work in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at 6 PM this evening. Free. 400 S. State. For more information, call 312-747-4907 or visit the website.

 

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