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Hot Tickets: Chicago

July 27, 2011 10:00 AM
Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the [Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31 ADA/ AVA: Manual Cinema's ADA/AVA tells the story, through shadow puppets, of two sisters separated by death and reunited by phenomenal circumstances. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, ADA/AVA uses a story of the fantastic and supernatural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other. Each evening will begin with a different sampling of some of Chicago's best performance art and live music.

Thursday, July 28 Gourmet Vegetarian Summer Soups In this class from Now We're Cookin', learn the tricks to making quick, healthy, cool soups that incorporate the best of the summer market produce.

Friday, July 29 The Blackout Diaries: Some of Chicago's funniest comics tell true stories of booze, crazy nights and questionable decisions. You can then ask questions! Join comedians Sean Flannery (Reader's Choice Best Comic 2010, Chicago Reader), Prescott Tolk (Comedy Central) and CJ Sullivan (Best Comic, 2007 Chicago Comedy Awards) for a unique, multi-media  comedic experience.

Friday, July 29 through Monday, August 1 Within: Three plays. Three rooms. A kitchen, a living room and a foyer. Kitchen, an original solo piece by Dani Bryant; The Lover by Harold Pinter, directed by Emmi Hilger; Tango Palace by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Erica Barnes and stitched together with performance pieces exploring the interior world of 'self' directed by Carron Little.

Sunday, July 31 The Chi-Town Clown Revue 1 Year Anniversary Show: The clown variety show and event that presents Chicago's top-notch Clowns and Clown ensembles celebrates its first birthday! The show includes the fast-and-dirty four-square tourny, 8-10 clown acts, and the Schluberhagen - a slot in the show reserved for the new, dangerous, or experimental clown work. Every show is followed by a pie fight that is open to all.

Tuesday, August 2 Happy Hour Meetup for Chicago Brown Paper Ticket Users: Do you use us for ticketing? Let us buy you a drink! We'd love to hang out with you.

Know of any other events happening in the Chicago area this week? Post them in the comments section.

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