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Thursday, August 6

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Philip Glass' "The Seasons Project" @ Harris Theater

The Venice Baroque Orchestra, one of Europe's premiere ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons on Baroque-style instruments and then uses modern instruments for Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2: The American Four Seasons. American violin virtuoso Robert McDuffie will perform as both soloist and leader. The performance takes place at 3pm at Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. Tickets are $45-75 and may be purchased through the Harris Theater website.

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale @ Union Station

All weekend, go to Union Station for big discounts on 7 For All Mankind clothes, from jeans to jackets. Today, jeans start at $45 (typical prices are close to $200). 210 S. Canal St., Great Hall, 10am-6pm. RSVP required.

The Misanthrope @ Victory Gardens Theater

Bernard Sahlins, the founder of The Second City, is directing two performances of The Misanthrope by Molière, presented by the Poetry Foundation. Intrigued? Then come see Chicago actors do a staged reading of the French satire, as translated by Richard Wilbur. Performances are tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow, Oct. 25, at 7:30pm at the Richard Christiansen Studio, Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln). Tickets can be purchased here for $20 ($10 for students).

Joffrey Ballet "All Stars" @ Auditorium Theatre

The Joffrey Ballet opens their 2010-2011 Season with "All Stars," a performance featuring George Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto (1972), an homage to Igor Stravinsky; Balanchine's brief but explosive pas de deux Tarantella; Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain (2005); and Jerome Robbins' charming and hilarious The Concert (1956). The performance takes place at 2 pm at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets are $25-145, and available for purchase at The Joffrey Ballet's official Box Office, located in the lobby of 10 E. Randolph Street, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University box office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (800) 982-2787 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Informal Cities Colloquium @ MCA

Audience members are invited to join a discussion between four architecture practitioners and writers on global informal urban development. The presentations are led by Alexander Eisenschmidt, Daniela Fabricus, Jesse LeCavalier, and Jiang Jun, editor-in-chief of Urban China, a publication devoted to issues of Chinese urbanism and the catalyst for the the latest exhibition at the MCA, Urban China: Informal Cities. Informal Cities Colloquium takes place at the MCA, located at 220 East Chicago from 2-4pm. Free.

 

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