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By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 28, 2008 4:17PM

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Today is the last day for Artopolis at The Merchandise Mart. We, regrettably, haven't made it over there yet, but a number of our friends have and think it's definitely worth the trip, so maybe we can sneak out of the Chicagoist offices around lunch time, pop open our umbrellas, and scurry over there to take in art both local and global.

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., $20

All Things Chi mixes C- tap, footworkin' and steppin' delivered bu the dance groups M.A.D.D. Rhythms, FootworKINGz, and the National Steppers Society. We're pleased to see the Cultural Center reaching out and embracing dance styles the are prevalent throughout our city, but often don't receive the appropriate amount of attention outside the clubs.

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 6 p.m., free

Elizabeth Elmore put her old band The Reputation to bed a few years ago and decided to turn away from music to focus on her career in law. We're pleased to see she hasn't been able to totally give up the rock, though, as she makes a super rare appearance opening for the last night of The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir's month-long Monday residency at Schubas. Well, it appears as if Elmore is no longer appearing, but Kevin Jr. of The Chamber Strings and Scott Masson of OFFICE still make the evening totally worthwhile. Oh, and SYGC is pretty fantastic too.

Schubas, 3159 N Southport, 8 p.m., $6, 18+

So weird we had to include it
Laura and Jenna Bush descend on the 'burbs to discuss their new children's book, Read All About It!, which is about, erm, reading. We can never keep the Bush twins straight. Is Jenna the one that's more Girls Gone Wild?

Naperville North High School, 899 N Mill St, Naperville, 7 p.m., $25

Photo via the Artpolis website