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Hot Tickets: Chicago

August 31, 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, September 1 Beauty By Moonlight/ Bajo La Luna Bella Join Teatro Luna at Wicker Well as they present some of Chicago's best Latina performers for a one-night-only event featuring hip-hop divas, burlesque performance, spoken word and everything in between! Stay after the performance for dancing with a DJ, drinks, chisme and TL-Style fun under the moonlight!

Starts Friday, September 2 Alice's Adventures Under Ground Based on the writings of Lewis Carroll and employing Carroll as a character in the play, Christopher Hampton's play uses episodes from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There as well as material from Carroll's personal correspondence to explore the relationship between the Oxford mathematics tutor and the little girl who inspired his literary legacy.

Starts Saturday, September 3 BEER Ten-year-old Boon and his caustic buddy, Puke, learn the tricks of the brewing trade in this presentation by Drinking & Writing Theater. When Boon passes out after drinking his stepdad's beer, he finds himself in a strange land of puppet friends where he needs to successfully brew beer to find his way home. The Beer Geeks are part musicians and part Greek chorus as they guide Boon and Puke through the brewing process.  Along the way, these champions of handcrafted beers must defend the principles of microbrewing from Bud Miller and the people of Milweiser. Audiences are sure to learn the differences between lagers, ales, stouts, porters and pilsners.

Sunday, September 4 2RACKS RAP CONTEST Presented by Inhouse Talent and hosted by revolutionary poet Sellassie, the 2Racks Rap Contest is set to premier in Chicago as the series' first stop in the Midwest. 2Racks is a fast-paced, single-elimination rap competition where emcees perform original songs head to head in front of celebrity and industry professional judges, competing for a $2000 cash prize.  Designed to expose interesting and determined fresh talent, cultivate relationships, and build community, 2Racks is the newest component from Inhouse Talent, creating a fun and unique environment to discover and support independent artists.

Wednesday, September 7 Cooking with Patricia Wells - Now We're Cookin' Now We're Cookin' hosts the celebrated cookbook author and perennial American guide to all things French as she introduces audiences to her latest book. Now We're Cookin's chefs have selected three dishes, each of which exhibits a different technique. But you will want to try everything her book has to offer. Come celebrate the Fall bounty, discover secrets of French cooking and share a taste of Ms. Wells' simply glorious cuisine!

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

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