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Saturday, July 11

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Chicago Outdoor Film Festival: An Affair To Remember @ Grant Park

This year's Outdoor Film Festival continues tonight with the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr classic An Affair To Remember. The movie will be shown for free in Grant Park, and will start tonight at sunset. The Outdoor Film Festival continues every Tuesday night through August 26; check the City of Chicago's Website for a complete schedule of films.

Artists Up Close @ Museum of Contemporary Art

The second night of the Chicago Dancing Festival. If you're interested in learning about the origins of modern dance from some people who would really know what the heck they're talking about (imagine learning physics from Einstein's #1 student), reserve your free spot for Artists Up Close, where dancers and the respective artistic directors of the Limon Dance Company and the Martha Graham Dance Company will present a multimedia lecture and demonstration exploring the birth of modern dance.

August 19, 6 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Call 312-397-4010 for reservations. FREE.

Hull-House Kitchen: Rethinking Soup

Jane Addams Hull House on UIC's campus, 800 S. Halsted, restarts its weekly Rethinking Soup series today from noon to 1:30pm. Enjoy homemade soup and conversation with fellow diners for free (donations accepted). The day's program will include a special listening session with short audio-docs about food and other enticing subjects chosen with help from Third Coast International Audio Festival.



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