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Tuesday, July 16

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Tibetan Mozart's Requiem @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival really embraces world music with this performance of Mozart's Requiem that incorporates Tibetan chanting. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Who Gets To Call It Art? @ Facets

The documentary about the 1960s New York art scene, Who Gets To Call It Art?, opens tonight at Facets Cinematheque and plays for one week. On Sunday, June 25, Facets will host a Cinechat panel discussion about the issues of art curatorship; see Slowdown for that date for full information. Facets: 1517 W. Fullerton. (773) 281-9075.

Goodman Theater prop sale

The Goodman Theater holds its annual prop sale today and tomorrow. If you've been waiting for a chance to get your hands on some actual props used in the theater's recent plays, now's your chance! The sale happens at the theater's scene shop at 2040 W. Carroll. Hours for today's sale are noon to 6:00 PM, and tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Cash or check only, and it's free to browse. For more info, call (312) 243-7295.

The Producers @ Lake Shore Park

Part of the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Park program, The Producers begins at 8 PM in Lake Shore Park, 808 North Lake Shore Drive. Free.

Dale Watson and The Hoyle Brothers @ Martyrs'

Tonight, as a part of MOBfest 2006 the honky tonk music will be in full effect at Martyrs'. Dale Watson is a true honky tonker out of Nashville who sticks to simple, hard-boiled honky-tonk songs about trucking, beer, bars, and women. Opening are the Hoyle Brothers with their brand of genuine country music draws from the genre's deepest traditions--lyrics that speak universal truths, melody lines that melt your heart and two-step rhythms that make your boots scoot. Show starts at 9pm and tickets are $12. Martyrs' Pub is located at 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

Gary Borremans & Cameron Pfiffner Opening

Avram Eisen Gallery, 3243 W. Lawrence, third floor in Albany Park, opens its doors with an inaugural show of paintings by Chicago-based artists Gary Borremans and Cameron Pfiffner tonight from 5pm to 8pm. Come meet the artists and check out the gallery space. Free.

Jeff Fest

This neighborhood festival includes live music, arts and crafts vendors, kids' activities, and more; the requested $5 donation benefits the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce. 4850 N. Milwaukee, Jefferson Park. 5 PM to 11 PM. For more information, call 773-868-3010.

Simon's Tavern Bad Mustache Party

Tonight at Simon's, 5210 N. Clark, is what's being billed as the "first annual" Simon's Tavern Bad Mustache Party. Wear your mustache proudly no matter what its condition -- or don a fake one -- and join in the fun. There are vague promises of contests and trivia, but beyond that it's an opportunity to drink among mustachioed friends. Tell Andy Slater, the doorman, you heard about it here.



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