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Hot Tickets: Chicago

October 19, 2011 10:00 AM
Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts 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. Know of any other events happening in the Chicago area this week? Post them in the comments section.

Tonight! RestauranTour 2011  Discover the diverse cuisine Northcenter has to offer at restaurants throughout the neighborhood. Discover the diverse cuisine that Northcenter has to offer at this spectacular one night event. For the price of a single meal, sample the cuisine at several Northcenter restaurants! Visit a favorite restaurant, try a new one. All in one incredibly delicious night.

Thursday, October 20 to Saturday, November 19 AstonRep Theatre company presents Rabbit Hole  Becca and Howie had the perfect life - a great marriage, a beautiful house, and a lovely son. But a tragic accident forces the couple to face the challenges of surviving great loss and forging a new life with the family that remains. In the intimate setting of the Heartland Studio, AstonRep Theatre Company is excited to explore and present the subtle intricacies of this dynamic drama and to share the special intimacy, humor and heartbreak of a family fighting through crisis.

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 Creative writing workshop with Jorge Eduardo Benavides  Jorge Eduardo Benavides is an acclaimed Peruvian author whose novella "La paz de los vencidos" won the 2009 Central Reserve Bank of Perú Julio Ramón Ribeyro Prize for Short Novels. He teaches at universities and cultural centers around the world and we are pleased to have him at Instituto Cervantes for this special event.
Jorge Eduardo Benavides will lead two 3-hour creative writing workshops providing a very rare opportunity for Spanish language learners and Spanish language writers to explore universal and personal issues in writing, largely relating to but not solely writing in Spanish, regardless of level of proficiency, experience or professionalism in language or in writing.

Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 30  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 2011  For the second year in a row, City Lit Theater will produce its critically acclaimed world premiere adaptation of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" as a special Halloween addition to its season. The production, a re-imagining of last year's version, is once again directed by Stephen F. Murray and stars Brian Pastor in a one-man portrayal of all the characters in Irving's story. It features original music composed by Matthew Bivins and live foley sound effects created by Shawn Goudie.

Sunday, October 23  High Tea with Bertha Honoré Palmer  Bertha Honoré Palmer Requests the Pleasure of Your Company for tea. Chicago socialite and philanthropist Bertha Honoré Palmer, wife of millionaire real estate magnate Potter Palmer, is best remembered for her outstanding Impressionist art collection, now at the Art Institute of Chicago. But the glamorous Mrs. Palmer has her own fascinating history. As shrewd as she was stylish, Bertha helped recoup her husband's lost fortune after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and presided over Chicago's glittering society scene for a quarter of a century. At the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, she served as hostess to the world. The intelligent, witty, and fallible Bertha Honoré Palmer still compels our attention today.

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

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