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Sunday, September 25

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Theater on the Lake: Crumble

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 Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) by the Dog & Pony Theatre Company. This play will be performed Wednesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 16. 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.

The Girl Can't Help It @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a month-long tribute to film director Frank Tashlin. Tonight they are screening the 1956 Jayne Mansfield classic The Girl Can't Help It, which also features a bunch of rock'n'roll acts from the time (Little Richard, The Platters, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran). The film screens this evening at 6:00 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, and $5 for Film Center Members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Hamelin Plays Saint-Saens @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival presents a program of French music in this concert, starts at 6:30 PM. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free. For more information, visit the website.

The Miracle of Bern @ Cultural Center

This 2003 German film is presented by Cinema/Chicago as well as Goethe Institut Chicago. In the Claudia Cassidy Theater at 6 PM. Free. 78 E. Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Researching Adoption in Illinois @ Newberry Library

Two certified genealogists discuss resources and techniques available to help connect adopted children, birth parents, and other relatives. Free, 6 PM. 60 W Walton Street. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Cabaret Balkan @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Belgrade, Serbia) -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.

Arabesque Chicago @ Raven Theatre

The Mosaic Trio plays Sephardic, Arabic, Armenian, and other ethnic Middle-Eastern music as part of Silk Road Chicago this evening at 8 PM. $12, 6157 N. Clark. Call 773-856-6454 for more information or visit the website.

 

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