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Sunday, September 25

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The Black Factory @ Gallery 400

The Black Factory bills itself as a "mobile social service experiment". During their day-long performance, audience participants will be fed, cajoled, and provoked, all in the name of starting a new dialogue about race and community in America. William Pope.L, the CEO and mastermind behind the project, will sell you one of his "Twice-Sold Goods" and accept donations of your favorite black object. The Factory's caravan will arrive at Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St @ UIC) this morning. For more information, visit the the website.

Brett Favre @ Westfield North Bridge

Are you a sensitive man? Do you think you have what it takes to be "America's Most Sensitive"? I'm not talking roses and teddy bears here...I'm talking about teeth. Packers star Brett Favre teams up with Sensodyne toothpaste in the Search for America's Most Sensitive. Stop by the Westfield North Bridge Mall at 520 N. Michigan, from 10am-2pm, to participate in the Sensitivity Challenge. The search is aimed to educate people about the causes and treatments of sensitive teeth and to sign them up for the "2 Week Taste Test" - for each of the first 50,000 who sign up, $1 is donated to the Brett Favre Forward Foundation, supporting programs for disadvantaged and disabled children in Wisconsin and Mississippi. You can also audition to appear in an upcoming Sensodyne ad campaign. Fill out the form for questions.

Julius Rosenwald Biographer @ Newberry Library

Julius Rosenwald was one of the key players in the creation of Sears, Roebuck; and was also a major philanthropist. Historian Peter M. Ascoli, Rosenwald's grandson, discusses his new biography at this free event. 6 PM. 60 W Walton Street. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

What Would the Founders Do? @ CPL

Richard Brookhiser, historian and author of What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers, makes a showing at the Harold Washington Library tonight to sign and discuss his book. The book focuses on some of today's hottest issues -- from terrorism to women's rights to gun control -- and Brookhiser examines what some of our earliest presidents might have to say on the topics. Free and open to the public at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Call 312-747-4300 for more information.

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ MCA

Kick back at the Museum of Contemporary Art after work. Check out the farmer's market out front (it closes by 6 PM), wander through the exhibits (MCA admission is free Tuesdays), and conclude your evening lounging on the terrace, listening to jazz (the concert starts at 5:30 PM) and enjoying one of the best views in Chicago. For more information, call MCA at 312-280-2660 or visit the website.

Rush Hour Concert @ St. James Cathedral

Professional musicians who play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians, and other ensembles perform at this series of free, 30-minute chamber music concerts. Doors open at 5:15 PM, with refreshments. Tonight's music, British songs, starts at 5:45 PM, and is presented in partnership with the British Consulate. 65 E Huron. For more information, visit the website.



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