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Wednesday, July 17

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World Kitchen Learning Series: Dine Like an Egyptian

Oriental Institute Egyptologist Emily Teeter presents a richly illustrated slide lecture and private tour of Oriental Institute's Egyptian gallery. The lecture is based on the culinary clues hidden in the collection exhibits. This event is part of the World Kitchen learning series offered by the City of Chicago. Class runs 6-8:30pm at the Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th. Must register with/purchase admission through the Oriental Institute.

Balkan Beat Box @ Millennium Park

At 6:30pm, Millennium Park's Music Without Borders concert series kicks off with Balkan Beat Box and their Mediterranean-influenced music. Their music incorporates traditions from Eastern Europe and the Middle East, combining west with the east -with solid rock and reggae foundations. For more information about Music Without Borders and all of the programming in Millennium Park, call (312) 742-1168 or visit Millennium Park on Facebook.

Benefit Dinner for Growing Home

Growing Home's eighth-annual benefit dinner features local and sustainable treats, including a cocktail hour with an open wine bar and hors d'oeuvres and a seated, three-course meal. Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet, will give the keynote address. 78 E. Washington, 5:30pm. The dinner is $125 per person; for more information or to purchase tickets, visit the web site.

Free Shuttle Bus to A Porous Space Opening

A free shuttle bus from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Gahlberg Gallery in Glen Ellyn will leave at 5pm today. Jump on the bus to attend the opening of Deborah Boardman's multi-media exhibit, A Porous Space. The exhibit focuses on the faults of the earth and ourselves, drawing parallels between our experience and our environment. On opening night, a chorus will sing about their faults. The bus will arrive back in Chicago by 9pm.

Red Rover Series @ Damen/North/Milwaukee

Founded in 2005, the Red Rover Series is an experiment in reading, with writers, artists, and performers from all over the city, the United States, and the world as participants. Experiment #37, Part One will take place from 2pm to 8pm, at the six-way intersection at Damen Ave. Be there to ask Jen Hofer to type up a Spanish or English letter for you (letters are $2, with $3 for a love letter and $5 for an "illicit" love letter).

Reginald Gibbons @ STOP SMILING

Tonight at 7:30pm at 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave. STOP SMILING debuts "The Chicago Ward Primer: Celebrities, Scandals, and Snacks," a multimedia presentation from Gapers Block politics editor and MAKE cofounder Ramsin Canon. Also featuring readings from Slow Trains Overhead by Reginald Gibbons, a poet, fiction writer, translator and essayist. Free.

Tortoise @ Lincoln Hall

Chicago experimental rock jammers Tortoise hit Lincoln Hall tonight for a special show benefiting the Drummond Montessori School. 8pm, 21+ Tickets $20. D. Rider opens. Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501.

Sacred Spaces @ St. Pauls Chapel

This evening at 8pm, St. Pauls Chapel, 655 W. Fullerton presents Sacred Space. This performance pairs fluidity with ecstatic angular movement, with choreography by Erin Carlisle Norton and musical composition by Ian Hatcher. Free parking in church lot, 600 Block W. Kemper. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $12 for students. More information can be found here.

 

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