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Thursday, January 17

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Millennium Park partially closed today

Allstate Insurance has booked Millennium Park for a company get-together today, so you won't have free run of the park today. You will get to use the Crown Fountain all day, and The Bean will be available to the public until 4:00 PM. Stuff that you won't be able to use: the Pritzker Pavilion, BP Bridge, Lurie Garden and the Chase Promenades. Dangitall!

Magic Flute @ Cultural Center

The Chicago Office of Tourism, in conjunction with Silk Road Chicago, presents this Sanskrit and Balinese-influenced production of Mozart's classic opera in Preston Bradley Hall at 7 PM. Free, but tickets are required: call 312-742-8497. 77 E Randolph. For more information, visit the website.



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