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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 22, 2011 5:20PM



Alex listed all the reasons you should go see tonight's free concert of Steve Reich compositions at Millennium Park Friday. They still hold true today. Get there early; this is the highlight of the Millennium Park Dusk Variations series.

Bluesman Jake La Botz's final show in Chicago before he moves to New York City is tonight at Gallery Cabaret. La Botz has played practically everywhere he can in town over the summer. This should be a hell of a blowout. [2020 N. Oakley, 9 p.m.]


The Red Canary (695 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-846-1475) celebrates its two-year anniversary this week with a different $2 food special every day. The festivities kick off tonight with a $2 Canary burger on brioche bun with horseradish cream, watercress, Roma tomatoes and fries or a
bacon cheeseburger on pretzel bun with Canadian bacon, grilled pineapple, jalapenos, Chihuahua cheese and onion rings. These specials are for dine-in only.


The Music Theatre Company's 48 Hour Musicals series tonight and tomorrow focuses on "Bizarre Book Titles." The company will present four 15-minute musicals written and rehearsed in a 48-hour span. Tickets are available here. [1850 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park]

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