Taste of TLT - March 9, 10 & 11 2012
The Chicago Zine Fest returns to Columbia College this weekend, celebrating small press and independent publishers and encourages those interested. There are readings, workshops and exhibits of zines, and a DIY film fest. In addition to all events being wheelchair accessible, many will have an American Sign Language interpreter.
You may not normally think of dance as dangerous, but that's how the Chicago Tribune describes "Passion & Fire" by Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. They say it has “Edge-of-your-seat danger and endurance by an ensemble that performed with strength, heart, and joy.” The new program by the original American jazz dance company will be on stage at the Harris Theater today and tomorrow only.
Another original American music genre is the blues. This Sunday the American Blues Theater is reaching across the world with SHINSAI: Theatre for Japan, a benefit commemorating the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the country. The show consists of 10 minute plays and music by both American and Japanese artists. Your $10 donation will help the Japanese theater community that was affected by the disaster.
See the Museum of Science & Industry in a different way with Watson Adventures and their Mad Science Scavenger Hunt. This murder mystery scavenger hunt will have you cracking the code of a mad scientist with clues from the museums exhibits, like the German submarine, antique robots, and a wheelbarrow full of cow dung. Tickets are $32 and include admission to the museum.
This year is the 52nd season of the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, and they're kicking it off with a performance of "The Gondoliers". This is a satiric tale involving royalty, switched identities, and true love. Performances are this weekend only at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall and tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and children under 12.
Music: The fun intro and outro music is from 56 Hope Road
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