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Sunday, September 25

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Opening: Joe Conlon and Justin Henry Miller @ Aron Packer

Aron Packer presents 101 Talismans for a Happy Death, an exhibition of photography and video by Joe Conlon, with Justin Henry Miller Radioactive. Conlon, who was HIV positive for over 20 years, created the work in the last five years of his life before passing away in 2005. Miller's paintings function as a synthesis of his varied influences: science fiction, anatomical illustrations, cartoon animation, experimental science, and nature. View the work at the opening reception, tonight at 6pm. At Aron Packer Gallery (118 N Peoria). For more information visit the website.

Sondheim in the Park: Grant Park Symphony

The Grant Park Music Festival performs music by Stephen Sondheim as part of a weekend-long Sondheim tribute at Millennium Park. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Sondheim in the Park: Late Evening Performances

As part of a weekend-long tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Broadway stars and others perform excerpts from Sondheim's work throughout Millennium Park. Free, 8 PM to 10 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Sondheim in the Park: Afternoon Performances

As part of a weekend-long tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Broadway stars and others perform excerpts from Sondheim's work throughout Millennium Park. Free, 4 PM to 6 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Opening: 9Lives

Featuring the work of artists with backgrounds in grafitti, 9Lives opens today at PartsUnknown Gallery. Anthony Lewellen, Michael Genovese and Thor Alward are just a few of the nine artists who take part in the show. Tonights' opening reception is from 6-10pm at 645 W. 18th St. The show will run through August 11 and will hold a closing party on that date. Call 312-492-9058 for more information.

Opening: Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man @ Music Box

Director Lian Lunson's mostly well reviewed biopic of gifted sad sack Leonard Cohen opens today at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. (showtimes will be posted here).

Benfest

This neighborhood festival benefits the Schools of St. Benedict, and offers live music, carnival rides, food vendors, and children's activities. 2215 W. Irving Park, $5 donation. 6 PM to 11 PM. For more information, call 773-868-3010.

 

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