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Pencil This In

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 31, 2008 5:40PM

Tonight, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is screening the 1935 classic The Bride of Frankenstein, accompanied by a world premiere live performance of Franz Waxman’s famous score. An après-scream treat after the concert: a complimentary showing of Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein.
220 S. Michigan Ave., Symphony Center, tonight, 8:00 p.m., pre-concert conversation from 7 – 7:30 in the Grainger Ballroom, Young Frankenstein screens at 10:00 p.m.

The latest show from Factory Theater, Busting Out of the Hell, premieres this weekend with a gala benefit on Saturday night. The play picks up where character Lee Pickens’ death left off; where the “afterlife” is a place where an Excel spreadsheet is used to track who is sent to Hell, and Jesus does all the IT work.
3502 N. Elston Ave., Factory Theater at The Prop Theater, preview 10/31 8 p.m. $10.00, Gala Benefit 11/1 8:30 p.m. $30.00, runs through 12/6

New Yorker music critic Alex Ross reads from his first book, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, named to the New York Times list of Best Books of 2007 and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Focusing on the classical music resulting from the 20th century in a historical, biographical, and social context, the book can be supplemental knowledge both for classical music connoisseurs and those who simply love music.
375 E Chicago Ave., Thorne Auditorium, 11/1, 2:30-3:30 p.m., $5, students and educators free

It Being Halloween
Happy Halloween!

Image courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra