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Weekend Arts Roundup

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 30, 2007 2:30PM

Here’s what you missed while you were thinking about giant ketchup packets:

August is supposed to be a slow month? The dance community didn't get that memo. Aside from the Jazz Dance World Festival, next month sees Dance for Life, a gala for AIDS-related charities; Mark Morris Dance Group presented by Ravinia at the Harris Theater; Chicago Dancing Festival at Millennium Park; and the conclusion of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Summer Festival.

spindle_2007_07.jpgThe Berwyn Spindle, an endangered suburban landmark and the only Berwyn attraction many of us can actually name, was the destination of Friday night's Critical Mass bike ride. More than 2,000 riders came from Daley Plaza, many of them chanting support for a much-debated statement about car usage and “a great kitsch monument.”

Afraid your move to Dubai will make you homesick? DAMAC Properties is building a low-rise just for you in Arjan. Westside at Lincoln Park is a luxury building “inspired by Chicago style architecture.” Their ads look pretty familiar too.

Styx fans rejoice: Dennis DeYoung’s "Hunchback of Notre Dame" will receive its Midwest Premiere, and its second production ever, next spring at Bailiwick Rep.

Berwyn Spindle image by Joe M500