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Monday, October 18

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Cancer Survivors' Celebration & Walk @ Grant Park

The 15th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration &Walk is the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University’s salute to cancer survivors and the strides made in cancer treatment and research. The celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk steps off at 9 a.m. No pledges are required. The $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt, refreshments and all the fun. Registration is $20 on Walk day. Children in strollers are admitted free. Registration is available online until May 30th at For additional information call 312.695.1304.

Streets of Chicago Fashion Show @ Victor Hotel

Sine Qua Salons is sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for Preservation Chicago. Jeff Millbern, Anna Fong, Wolfbait & B.Girls will show clothing alongside a design by Steven Rosengard of "Project Runway." The event is in the Victor Hotel, 311 N Sangamon. The cocktail reception starts at 6:30pm with the hair and fashion show beginning at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and available online. All proceeds will benefit Preservation Chicago.

Steven Faulkner @ Evanston Public Library

Steven Faulkner will be at the Evanston Public Library to talk about his book Waterwalk. Free. 2pm. 1703 Orrington Ave. Call 847-448-8600 for more information.

Nicole Hollander @ Woman Made Gallery

Nicole Hollander, creator of the "Sylvia" comic strip, reads from Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial at Woman Made Gallery. Free. 2pm. 685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Call 312-738-0400 for more information.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Chicago Wolves @ Allstate Arena

The Wolves continue their 2008 Calder Cup championship series against the Penguins at 3 p.m. in Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

ArtWorks open house

ArtWorks, an arts organization using the arts to strengthen the community, is hosting an open house this evening at the ArtWorks gallery (4654 N. Racine) from 5:00 to 7:00. There will be refreshments, live music by singers/songwriters Bruce Moon & Jim Cubit, a handmade pinata that attendees will be encourages to take a swipe at, refreshments, and afforable art for visitors to purchase. Admission to the event is free. Please see the ArtWorks Website for more information.

Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals

Join the Red Door Animal Shelter for its eighth annual Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals today from 10 am to noon at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. In addition to the walk, there'll be brunch, a raffle, tarot card readers, dog tricks and treats, and an "animal communication" class for people and their pets. $15 in advance, $20 day of the walk.

Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky at UIC Pavilion

Tip off: 4 p.m. at the Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison St.

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field

Game time: 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison.

Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale

The event continues into Day Two (read about Day One here). Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will close out the festival with their punk rock stylings. On Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt from noon to 10pm May 31 and June 1. Admission is $5.

CAC Paint-a-Thon

The Chicago Artists' Coalition is holding a paint-a-thon today, with more than a dozen artists painting from 1pm to 4pm to raise money for the organization. A live auction will be held from 4pm to 6pm -- go bid on your favorite piece!



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