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Pencil This In

By Ana Bolotin in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 2, 2008 4:00PM

2008_10_corduroy.jpgGood, Clean Fun
New cold weather got you yearning for some quirky indoor activities? Bask in the threefold autumnal delight of the Chicago Children’s Museum’s celebration of probably the greatest underdog story ever, Corduroy: watch the CCM’s free production of “Corduroy - The Musical,” relive the brighter moments of your childhood, and then walk away from kind of a goofy evening with a stuffed animal you made yourself.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier; FREE

If you’ve been just dying for a night on the town or maybe a new purse you’ve seen and wanted but don’t necessarily need in our rocky economy, put your conscience at ease and your money where you mouth is… literally: UNICEF is raising money tonight with their Third Annual Wine, Women, and Shoes event. Eat, drink, and be merry / well-accessorized.
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St.; brownpapertickets for prices and availability

Calling all lit nerds! Pulitzer Prize-winning author of book-turned-movie Empire Falls, Richard Russo will read from his latest novel, Bridge of Sighs.
6:00 p.m.; Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; FREE

Corduroy by marie-ll