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Tuesday, July 14

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Chicago Sings Concert @ Millennium Park

Grant Park Chorus Director Christopher Bell leads this audience participation concert in the Pritzker Pavilion. 3 PM, free. For more information, visit the website.

Movies in the Park: Happy Feet

The Chicago Park District presents Movies in the Park, a summer-long screening of classic and contemporary films in Chicago parks. Tonight's screening: Happy Feet (PG) at Langley Playlot Park (11255 S. Langley Ave.). The screening starts tonight at dusk, and is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of movies check out the Chicago Park District Website.

Experimental Education Projects Exhibit Opening @ Hyde Park Art Center

The Stockyard Institute has initiated a range of new education projects at the Hyde Park Art Center and has also recently organized an exhibition to discuss new experimental trends in urban education. The art show will be up for the next 2 months and will be accompanied by a public program every wednesday and saturday from now until September 23. The exhibit will feature work by Working with other artists, collaboratives, and groups, such as Counter Cartography Collective (Chapel Hill) The Center for Urban Pedagogy (New York), rum46 (Denmark), Think Tank (Philadelphia), Artlink (UK), and AREA (Chicago), just to name a few. The grand opening will last from 3-5pm at 5020 S. Cornell Avenue.

Magic Card Tricks @ Tourism Center

As part of Chicago's Art of Play series of events, Mike Mauthe performs magic with playing cards from 11 AM to 4 PM today. 72 E Randolph, free. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

Dune @ Gene Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a month-long festival of the films of David Lynch. Today's film is the $40 million adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune novel. The film shows today at 3:00 PM, and will also be screened next Wednesday; see the Film Center's Website for a complete schedule. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Farley Granger, Hitchcock double feature @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre presents an appearance by actor Farley Granger at a double feature of two Alfred Hitchcock films that he starred in: Strangers on A Train; and Rope. The screenings start at 2:30 PM; Granger will be interviewed at 4:15 PM on stage by film scholar Foster Hirsch. Tickets for the double feature are $15; see the Music Box Website for details. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Chocolate and Wine tasting @ Vintage Wine Bar

Good For Party presents an evening of chocolate and wine pairings at Vintage Wine Bar in Wicker Park. While admission the event is free (as is your first taste if you RSVP), $25 will get you 4 tastings. The "party" gets started at 6 p.m.

 

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