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Weekend Arts Outlook

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 9, 2007 8:11PM

selectmed_2007_11.jpgSelect Media Fest 6 (warning: flashy link) kicks off tonight and runs through November 17. Public Media Institute’s celebration goes sci-fi, transforming their exhibition space into the CPS1 space colony. This year’s interstellar gatherings include a Saturday night film screening at the Hideout, the SANDWITCH zine’s Sunday night launch, and weeklong discussions of democracy at Loyola. A festival pass is $25 and no program costs more than $10.

Dance Chicago continues through early December at the Athenaeum. The up-and-comers and international beats get their due tonight and Saturday. Later in the month, catch jazz, cabaret and kid-friendly programs or the “best of” new and returning companies.

The MCA’s 40th Birthday celebration ends November 14, so this is the last weekend of free attendance until the next big anniversary.

Last weekend for Steppenwolf’s way-better-than-the-movie production of The Crucible and Actors Workshop’s way-better-than-expected production of A View From the Bridge.

How bad do you want to be on Victory Gardens’ stage? Tonight, the company’s auctioning 50 roles in two special February productions of The Pajama Game to the highest bidders. This fundraiser’s open bar reception starts at 6 at the Biograph Theater. Purchase $50 tickets by calling 773-549-5788, ext. 2140.

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