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Larry Reeb

Tue 8/19-Wed 8/20: 8:30 PM

$25 plus two-drink minimum

Zanies (map)
1548 N. Wells St.
Old Town
phone 312-337-4027

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SPACE (map)
1245 Chicago Ave.
Evanston
phone 847-492-8860
Coco Montoya

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Chicago Dancing Festival

Wed 8/20--Sat 8/23

In its eighth year, this octopus of a dance festival has nabbed choice companies both local and national for three nights of programs featuring an oceanic range of dance forms—ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and hip-hop. As usual, all shows are free; also as usual, tickets are long gone, though you can still catch programs at Millennium Park. On Wednesday at the Harris Theater, "Classics and Creations" offers Kyle Abraham's Counterpoint. Tender and ebullient, the work was planned as a collaboration with DJ Rashad before the hip-hop producer and footwork impresario overdosed in April. But Abraham has a talent for layering the personal—in this case, a tragic death—into emotionally ugly yet graceful modern dance. In one weird and riveting image, Emily Leriche lunges forward and turns her torso to watch her hand caress her Achilles tendon, then jams down ruthlessly on her calf as if to crush it. The powerhouse program, which will screen simultaneously at Pritzker Pavilion, also features works from Hubbard Street, Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, and traveling troupe Stars of American Ballet. Continue reading >>

http://chicagodancingfestival.com

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Kate Fagan

Wed 8/20, 7:30 PM

Fagan reads from her book The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians.

Women & Children First (map)
5233 N. Clark St.
Andersonville
phone 773-769-9299

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Gabo

Wed 8/20, 5 PM

Gabo, the artist behind the The Life After series, signs copies of his work.

Challengers Comics + Conversation (map)
1845 N. Western Ave.
Logan Square
phone 773-278-0155

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Glitter Creeps

Wed 8/20, 8:30 PM

Donnie Moore & Madison Moore of Absolutely Not! host this "rock/punk/n new wave" queer dance party. Mr. Ma'am and Flesh Panthers perform.

http://facebook.com/GlitterCreeps
Whiskey Trust Tavern and Distillery (map)
3206 N. Halsted
Lakeview
phone 773-857-0493

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Joseph Gustaitis

Wed 8/20, 6 PM

Gustaitis discusses his forthcoming book, Chicago in World War I.

Harold Washington Library Center (map)
400 S. State St.
Loop
phone 312-747-4300

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Local Author Night

Wed 8/20, 7 PM

Readings by Sheila Flaherty, Scott Miles, and Jessica Vealitzek.

Book Cellar (map)
4736 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ravenswood
phone 773-293-2665

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Mike Toomey

Wed 8/20, 8 PM

$22 plus two-drink minimum

Zanies (map)
5437 Park Pl.
Suburbs Northwest

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Soran Sophia Lee & Jin Uk Kim

Wed., Aug. 20, 12:15 p.m.

Violin and piano.

Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center (map)
78 E. Washington St.
Loop
phone 312-744-6630

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Subterranean (map)
2011 W. North Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-278-6600

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