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Thursday, December 2

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Music Trivia Challenge @ Chicago Tourism Center

As part of Chicago's "Art of Play" summer celebration of toys and games (through 30 September), the Old Town School of Folk Music is conducting a trivia challenge with live music cues. 3 PM, 72 E Randolph. Free. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

Larmore Sings Ravel @ Harris Theater

The Grant Park Orchestra features noted mezzo soprano Jennifer Larmore and music by Kernis, Britten, Ravel, and Dvorak this evening at 7:30 PM. 205 E Randolph, free. For more information, visit the website.

First-Ever Pizza Fest along Racine

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first-ever Pizza Fest along Racine between Fullerton and Belden. You can watch the vendors--which includes Vinci and Red Ivy, among others--throw their pizza dough in the air while battling with the dripping tomato sauce and sliding mozzarella yourself. $5 donation. Call 773-868-3010 for more info.

Chef Heather Terhune @ Botanic Garden

Under the breezy shade of the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden of Chicago Botanic Garden, the chef Heather Terhune (of Atwood Cafe) is doing a cooking demo today. Judging from my past experiences, there should be plenty of tasty samples to go around. At 1:30 and 2:30. For more information, visit the Botanic Garden's Garden Chef Series.

Fugue State (2-day festival) @ Empty Bottle

Fugue State, a 2-day festival of drone music sponsored by Rebis Records, will be taking place at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) Friday and Saturday. Saturday's lineup will include David Daniel, The Fortieth Day + Noisecrush, Goldblood, The Zoo Wheel, and Estombello. See Transmission for more details.



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