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Thursday, October 6

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In Progress @ Links Hall

RTG Dance presents In Progress, an evening of new choreography by Rachel Thorne Germond and special solo performances by NYC based guest artist Barbara Mahler. The program includes Double Judies, a boozy burlesque-style duet, featuring Germond and Jessica Hudson (of the now-defunct Chicago Kings). Dressed as Judy Garland, they'll dance to her rendition of Embraceable You. Mahler performs Joan's Revenge, a burlesque spoof on Joan Crawford as well as a solo piece, With Bated Breathe. Germond collaborates with innovative musician Michael Zerang, on a new quartet Tragic Dance, rounding out the program. This evening, at 8pm at Links Hall (3435 N Sheffield). Tickets are $12-15. For more information call 773-281-0824, or visit the website.

South African Gumboot Dance @ Millennium Park

High school students from the Joffrey Ballet's Education and Community Engagement program will perform this percussive dance in the Crown Fountain. Free. The five-minute dance will be repeated four times between 11 N and 12 N. For more information, visit the website.

Queer Crafternoon @ Crystal Palace

The 10th annual Chicago Dyke March is coming up on Saturday, June 24, and to help spread the word about the march there will be a benefit for the event at Crystal Palace (4115 W. Crystal). The event is called Queer Crafternoon, and will feature a number of local artists and crafters selling their wares. Queer Crafternoon runs during the evening, from 7:00 PM to midnight. For more information please see the Events page at the Dyke March Website.

Father's Day Too Much Light @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present a special Father's Day edition of their long-running show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, featuring many works on the subject of parenthood written by the ensemble. Fathers accompanied by one or more of their children will get into the show for free! Too Much Light happens this evening at 7:00 PM; doors open at 6:30 PM. No reservations are accepted, so make sure you show up on time. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). For more information, call the Neo-Futurist hotline at (773) 275-5255.

Onion City Film Festival @ Chicago Filmmakers

The Onion City Film Festival winds up at Chicago Filmmakers this evening with three separate programs of film and video work from around the world. The programs will be at 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM and 8:45 PM; please see the Chicago Filmmakers Website for a complete schedule. Admission to tonight's programs: $8, $7 for students, and $4 for Chicago Filmmakers members. Chicago Filmmakers: 5243 N. Clark. (773) 293-1447.

Work Out @ Millennium Park

Yoga at 8 AM, Pilates at 9 AM, and Moving with the Joffrey at 10 AM, on the Great Lawn. If you need more incentive than taking in the amazing skyline views while working up a sweat, consider this: it's free. For more information, visit the website.

Future Filmmakers Festival

Cinema/Chicago's Future Filmmakers Festival, for filmmakers under the age of 20, goes nationwide for the first time this year. All screenings take place at the Film Row Cinema at Columbia College and are free to the public. See full schedule here. Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S Wabash.

Taste of Randolph Street

This afternoon at 2 PM, Taste of Randolph Street continues with cooking demonstrations, live music, and food from local restaurants. 900 to 1200 W Randolph. For more information, visit the website.

Second Annual South Cyclist Unity Ride

The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation sponsors this 30-mile ride, which explores Chicago's southeast side on the way to the Indiana border. $10 to $15. The ride starts at the 63rd Street beach. For more information, email keith [at] biketraffic [dot] org, call 312-427-3325, ext. 244; or visit the website.



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