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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 18, 2008 4:00PM

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Food and Drink
The Indian festival of Holi heralds the arrival of spring, the season of hope and new beginnings. Also known as the “Festival of Colors,” On this day, people literally throw colored powder on each other or spray each other with colored water on the streets and in the town-square. As with any celebration, food is always an important part of the festivities. Homes are thrown open to visitors with outdoor gatherings and barbeques where people, while frolicking in color, feast on spreads that focus on small plates and hand-held foods like pakoras (fritters), tikkas and kebabs (grilled skewered meats), and chaats (savory lentil snacks). Marigold in Uptown is honoring Holi with its Tuesday Tasting Menu, with a three-course menu serving up the foods of Holi.

4832 N. Broadway, $25.

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From his early days fronting Swimmer to present day, you know what you're gonna get with Nicholas Barron: a voice oozing with blue-eyed soul. Whether you love him or don't, you have to tip your hat to him for still going strong these days locally. Barron's regular Tuesday residency at Morseland is free and as laid back as his vocals.

1218 W. Morse, 8-10 p.m.

Tuesday Nights at Green Dolphin Street are a throwback to the days of Machito, Celia Cruz, Orquestra Aragon and Mongo Santamaria with their "Salsa Tuesdays" series. Suitable for novices and experts alike, the dance floor here is the place to work on your mambo, cha-cha, and son montuno moves.

2200 N. Ashland, 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m., $10.

In 2006, the Loyola student organization Invisible Conflicts established the Dwon Madiki Partnership (DMP) to empower Ugandan youth. DMP sponsors the education of twenty vulnerable youths whose lives have been torn apart by the civil war between the government and a rebel faction known as the Lord’s Resistance Army. This twenty-two year old conflict has led to forced displacement of over 1.7 million people and to the abduction of over 30,000 children by the rebel forces. DMP works with these children through modules of self-expression, such as art. The children’s stories transcend any communication barriers and bring recognition to the brutality of this conflict and the ravaging effects for its innocent victims. The Loyola University Museum of Art is having its opening reception for "Be a Witness," an exhibit of art from these twenty youths.

820 N. Michigan Ave., 5 p.m.

Nicholas Barron photo credit: Orjan Odelbo from Barron's myspace page.