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If you’re downtown and want a little lunchtime terpsichore, head over to the Daley Center Plaza (50 W. Washington) today at noon for a free hour-long performance by Ballet 5:8, a company, whose mission is “to engage communities in Chicago, the Midwest and across the nation in conversation of life and faith through innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance.” The company also presents a VIP production of The Living Room Series, created by artistic director Julianna Rubio Slager, tomorrow at 7, 7:30, and 8:15 PM at the Colvin House (5940 N. Sheridan); the site-specific immersive performance includes food and drinks, and tickets are $40 at ballet58.org; reservations are limited and sales conclude today at midnight. (KR)
Summer is in its last weeks, and so, sadly is the city’s SummerDance series season, which culminates in a celebration on Sat 9/17 at Millennium Park. Tonight, you can head to Portage Park (4100 N. Long) to participate in Cuban Salsa. The evening kicks off with a performance by Filament Theatre at 4:30 PM. Orquesta Charangueo will be on hand at 6 PM to play salsa, guaracha, and son montuno. For those who need some dancing instruction, show up early as Edson de Cuba will do a primer at 5:30 PM. (SCJ)
Kristin Emery from the Newberry Library and Paul Durica of the Chicago History Museum team up tonight to host tonight’s Hideout Trivia, a monthly three round evening of trivia questions, Chicago history, and more. Musicians Lily Emerson and Charlie Malave perform throughout the evening, and a sliding scale admission fee of $10-$25 supports a different local mutual aid organization each month. Doors open at 5:30 PM with the first round starting at 6. It’s all at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia); advance tickets are more information are available here. (SCJ)