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Adventure in Modern Music

Adventures in Modern Music Copresented by British music magazine the Wire, this festival features music at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, and film screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. The Bottle shows are $15, and a pass good for the four that remain costs $60; for more information call 773-276-3600 […]

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Estrojam

Estrojam In addition to music at several venues and workshops on women’s participation in the arts and the music industry, the Estrojam festival also features film and visual art. A pass for all festival events costs $50. For more information call 773-489-6534 or go to www.estrojam.org. WEDNESDAY27 6:00 Cinejam (see Movies). Landmark’s Century Centre | […]

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Rhinoceros Theater Festival

This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music from Chicago’s fringe, coproduced by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr, runs through 11/12. This year’s festival includes an emphasis on work by, or inspired by, Samuel Beckett. All performances are at the Prop Thtr, 3502-4 N. Elston, unless otherwise noted. Several performances will be at […]

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Festival of New French Cinema

The fifth annual Festival of New French Cinema, presented by Facets Multimedia Center and French Cultural Services in Chicago, runs Friday through Thursday, December 7 through 13, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $7, $5 for Facets members. For more information call 773-281-4114. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 Liberte-Oleron The title […]

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Out of the Vault

Several months ago, when Chicagoan Jim Finn discovered that the Chicago Public Library was closing its 16-millimeter film collection–not surprising given declining use and the cost of upkeep–he started doing everything he could to rally public interest in preserving this material, doing something comparable to what writer Nicholson Baker has recently done for newspapers. Screening […]

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Women’s Performance Art Festival

The Stockyards Theatre Project, which calls itself “the only theatre company in Chicago dedicated exclusively to feminist/femaleist theatre and performance art,” presents its second annual showcase of woman-centered drama, storytelling, dance, improv, stand-up comedy, and other performance genres. Topics addressed range from rape, pregnancy, and madness to lesbianism, the beauty industry, and multiple orgasms. Running […]

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Out of the Vault

Several months ago, when Chicagoan Jim Finn discovered that the Chicago Public Library was closing its 16-millimeter film collection–not surprising given the cost of upkeep and declining use–he started doing everything he could to rally public interest in preserving this material, attempting something comparable to what writer Nicholson Baker has done for preserving newspapers. As […]

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Polish Film Festival in America

The 13th annual Polish Film Festival in America, produced by the Society for Arts, continues Friday through Sunday, November 16 through 18. Screenings are at the Society for Arts, 1112 N. Milwaukee. Tickets are $7; passes are also available for $40 (five screenings). For more information call 773-486-9612. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Videos by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, […]

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Chicago Humanities Festival

The 12th annual festival, which runs through November 11, offers dozens of lectures, readings, and discussions by writers and scholars on the theme of “Words & Pictures,” as well as movies and musical and theatrical performances (see listings in this section and in Section Three). The following events take place at these locations: Alliance Francaise, […]

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Polish Film Festival in America

The 13th annual Polish Film Festival in America, produced by the Society for Arts, runs Saturday, November 3, through Sunday, November 18. Screenings are at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, and by video projection at the Society for Arts, 1112 N. Milwaukee. Tickets are $9; passes are also available for $40 (five screenings) and […]

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Asian American Jazz Festival

Thursday 10/25 6:30PM Manodharma Trio with Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Samir Chatterjee. Miya Massaoka Trans-Timbral-Literation Trio with Samir Chatterjee & Amir el Saffar. Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630 Friday 10/26 6 PM George Yoshida lectures on the Japanese film musical Whipering Sidewalks (1936). Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. […]

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Printers Row Book Fair

More than 170 booksellers will show their wares on South Dearborn between Congress and Polk for the 16th annual Printers Row Book Fair, which also features dozens of readings, lectures, performances, and panels (and coincides with BookExpo America, the book industry’s annual trade show). The fair runs from 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and […]