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TALK STORIES: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

Wed., Aug. 21, 7:30-9 p.m.
Chinese-American Museum 238 W. 23rd St., Chicago Chinatown

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Performers of Asian decent will be story telling, dancing, performing, working with personal narrative, and improvisation. 312-949-1000

Tara Donovan : Smart Museum

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 22
Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago Hyde Park


This is the first time Tara Donovan is exhibiting her sculptural and 2D prints together at the same time. Donovan, who makes art from everyday objects like thumb tacks, toothpicks, straws, will be presenting her pieces in the solo show, Fieldwork. The opening reception is June 13th 7-8:30pm at the Smart Museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5pm, closed on Mondays. 773-702-0200

Out of the Closets & Into the Exhibits

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
Gerber/Hart Library 1127 W. Granville Ave., Chicago Edgewater


The Gerber Hart Library and Archive will have an open house where several exhibitions will be on view, as well as objects from the archive. 773-381-8030

True West

Through 8/25: Wed 2 and 7:30 PM (Wed 7/17, 7/24, and 8/21, 2 PM only), Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat-Sun 3 and 7:30 PM (Sun 8/18 and 8/25, 3 PM only), Tue 7:30 PM

Buy Tickets$20-$96


312-335-1650

Love, Chaos & Dinner

Through 9/29: Wed-Fri 7 PM, Sat-Sun noon and 7 PM
Hotel Cambria 32 W. Randolph, Chicago Loop

Buy Tickets$99-$189 (includes a four-course meal)

The Recommendation

Through 9/22: Wed-Thu 7:30 PM, Fri 8 PM, Sat 4 and 8 PM, Sun 2 and 6 PM
Windy City Playhouse 3014 W. Irving Park, Chicago Irving Park

Buy Tickets$80-$100


312-374-3196

HOX Gallery presents Diane Alexander White Photography

Through Sept. 8


Diane Alexander White presents her 1976 photos of the Pride Parade at the hotel, The Hoxton. PHOTO: Diane Alexander White 312-761-1700

Love All Potatoes

Through Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
The Franklin 3522 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago Humboldt Park


The alternative gallery space, The Franklin, will be hosting a group exhibition, LOVE ALL POTATOES with artists Jim Duignan, Claire Pentecost, and Melissa Potter. The artists will plant heirloom potatoes in various location (compost bins and a homemade garden cart) and develop this work into other projects. 312-823-3632

The Harold

Open run: Wed-Thu 8 PM, Fri 8 and 10:30 PM, Sat 10:30 PM, Sun 8 PM, Mon 10:30 PM
iO Theater 1501 N. Kingsbury, Chicago Lincoln Park


Improv teams use an audience suggestion to create interweaving story lines that result in a connected long-form narrative.

The Forced Transfer

Opens Tue 6/7
National Cambodian Heritage Museum 2831 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Ravenswood


As a young Buddhist monk in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, during the 1960s, Kompha Seth studied the Brahmi alphabet and Magadhi—a root language of modern Khmer—which had been preserved and passed down for generations. Today, he's one of only a few Cambodians in the world who understands these dialects and their links to modern Khmer. Continue reading >> 773-506-1280

Hyoung-Ryoul Kim & Shin-Young Park

Wed., Aug. 21, 12:15 p.m.


saxophone and piano (Decruck, Cockcroft, Creston, Piazzolla) 312-744-6630

SummerDance Salsa with Agúzate DJ Crew

Wed., Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Ping Tom Memorial Park 300 W. 19th St., Chicago Chinatown


312-850-8440

Philippe Quint Celebrates the Music of Charlie Chaplin Films

Wed., Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival Green Bay & Lake Cook, Highland Park Other Suburbs North

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with Marta Aznavoorian, piano (Chaplin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Gershwin arr. Heifetz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky) 847-266-5100

Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
FitzGerald’s 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn Berwyn


708-788-2118

Roger Jaeger, Brother Derek, Lisa Woodland

Wed., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Uncommon Ground on Devon 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago Edgewater

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773-465-9801

Joe Valentino Band

Wed., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
Bourbon 'N Brass 1012 Church St, Evanston Evanston


630-962-7000

SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
FitzGerald’s 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn Berwyn


708-788-2118

R.J. Redline, Jae Deco, Joz

Wed., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
Uncommon Ground 3800 N. Clark St., Chicago Wrigleyville

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773-929-3680

Axons, Daisy the Great, Bernie & the Wolf

Wed., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview


773-525-2508

Super Neutral, Che Arthur, Side Hug, Ohori-Koen

Wed., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago Logan Square


773-384-3243