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Thursday, December 14

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Theatre on the Lake: Songs of the Second City

The Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake winds up its summer-long series with one final show this week at the Theater on the Lake stage at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. This week's play is Songs of the Second City by the Second City. This play will be performed Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13. 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.

Remembering Anna @ Cultural Center

This 2005 Swiss film, about a man coping with the death of his daughter from AIDS, is presented by Cinema/Chicago and the Consulate General of Switzerland in 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.

Preview: The Scarlet Letter

GreyZelda Theatre Group is gearing up for their latest show, an adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. The show runs August 10 through September 16, but tonight you can catch a sneak preview for $10. 8pm at StageLeft Theatre, 3408 N. Sheffield. Call 773-267-6293 for tickets and information.

Sagrado y Profano @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival presents music by South American (Brazilian, Argentine, and Venezuelan) composers at this free concert, which starts at 6:30 PM in the Pritzker Pavillion. For more information, visit the website.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Autumn Spring @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Prague, Czech Republic) -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.

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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