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Shelter/Chicago @ Cultural Center

The Living News Project presents Shelter/Chicago, a play written and performed by homeless people, homeless shelter staff, students and journalists, tonight at 5:30pm in the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Free but registration required.

Sister Helen Prejean @ Harold Washington Library

Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking," will be at the Harold Washington Library to discuss social justice and the death penalty. It will also feature a performance from Looped Together, a DePaul University student performance group focusing on social justice. The event is free and will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at 6 p.m..

Goreyesque @ Loyola University Museum of Art

Join online literary journal, Goreyesque, for a night of wicked fun at the Edward Gorey exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave. Hosted by Goreyesque founders and editors, including Todd Summar and Ken Gerleve, with readings by Joe Meno, Adam McOmber, and other artists and authors. Attendees are encouraged to walk through Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey--C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak exhibits after the readings.

Indie Boots Theatre Festival

The Indie Boots Theatre Festival runs April 28-30 at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. The festival features short plays inspired by the prompt of including the word "Olivia" in the title. All nine plays are staged each night at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the box office.

 

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