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Tuesday, July 16

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Grant Park Music Festival @ Millennium Park

Tonight's program of music from the Americas features clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera playing an Artie Shaw concerto. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark

Historian Timothy Gilfoyle discusses and signs his new book, Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark, at the Harold Washington Library. The Chicago Public Library also holds the official archives of the park and the talk promises to explore downtown's history and collaboration of planners, artists and public officials who made the park happen. Free and open to the public at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St. Call 312-747-4300 for more information.

Theater on the Lake: The Glass Menagerie

The Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake series of plays continues this evening. Each week a new play will be offered at the Theater on the Lake stage at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. This week's play is The Glass Menagerie by the Gift Theatre Company. This play will be performed Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25. Showtime is 7:30 PM (6:30 PM on Sunday evenings). Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (312) 742-7994. The Theater on the Lake series runs through August 13.

Burlesque-a-pades @ Martyr's

The fine art of burlesque (and affiliated hijinks) is revived yet again at Martyr's (featuring the World Famous Pontani Sisters). Call 773-404-9494. 8 PM, 3855 Lincoln Avenue. $15

Hubbard Street Dance Company @ Ravinia

Hubbard Street Dance Company presents Marguerite Donlon's Strokes Through the Trail, Nacho Duato's Gnawa, Susan Marshall's Kiss and Jim Vincent's counter/part at Ravinia this evening. Tickets to the 8pm performance are $10-40. For more information, call 847-266-5100 or visit the website.

Local Author Night @ The Book Cellar

Tonight The Book Cellar welcomes children's book authors Esme Raji Codell, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Sean Callahan, and Aaron Reynold for the bookstore's monthly local authors series. This free event begins at 7pm, and The Book Cellar is located at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. See The Book Cellar website for more information.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Bhaji on the Beach @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Birmingham, UK) -influenced meal from Fox & Obel. 7:30 PM, 66 E Randolph, $15. Reservations are required: call 312-742 TIXS (8497). For more information, visit the website.



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