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Tuesday, December 7

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The OTHER Dance Festival @ Hamlin Park Fieldhouse

Since 2002, the Chicago Moving Company has been providing an annual venue for Chicago dance companies to present their work, and for Chicago audiences to sample more than a dozen different artists and groups at The OTHER Dance Festival. Performers at tonight's show are: Chicago Moving Company, Lucky Plush Productions, Molly Shanahan / Mad Shak, and Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre.

$12-$15, 7:30 p.m., Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne. Click here or call 773.880.5402 for tickets.

Granta Party @ Women & Children First

Granta invite all readers to celebrate their all Chicago issue with a party at Women & Children First. Granta editor John Freeman and contributors to the issue will be in attendance. Free and open to the public, 7pm-9pm, at 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Chicago Dance Crash's The Drawing Board @ Ruth Page Center

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts will host Chicago Dance Crash's final main stage production of the year, and the final full-length offering of outgoing Artistic Director Kyle Vincent Terry. Art is replaced entirely with entertainment as Crash fans and any average Joe have been logging onto Crash The Drawing Board since January 1st and pitching some of the most ridiculous ideas conceivable. Combining a screwball menu of unpredictable scenes, ideas, jokes, and pop culture rip-offs, Crash's crew of seasoned dancers and mercenary movers will give audiences exactly what they've asked for, and more in The Drawing Board.

The Drawing Board premiers at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, located at 1016 N. Dearborn. The performance is at 8pm. Tickets are $18 advance, $20 at the door. For ticket reservations, contact the Ruth Page Center for the Arts at 312-337-6543 or visit their site online.

Berghoff Oktoberfest

Berghoff's Oktoberfest runs through today in Federal Plaza, Adams and Dearborn streets, from 11am to 9pm daily. Enjoy classic German food, Berghoff’s private-label beer and root beer, and Bavarian polka by the Johnny Wagner Band. Modern Day Romeos also performs today at 5pm. Free.

Kevin Smith @ Chicago Theater

The notorious "Silent Bob" actor will be speaking up--finally. Kevin Smith, director and writer of movies like "Zach and Miri Make a Porno," "Dogma," and "Chasing Amy," will be participating in a rare, live appearance at the Chicago Theater on September 18. The show will also include an exclusive Q&A session. Jump on this chance now, cause it is for one night only. Show starts at 8 p.m., tickets range from $18-$58.



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