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The Chicago Traveler

Weekend Quickies

by Matt B on April 10th, 2008

Jerry Seinfeld will be performing his stand-up routine at The Chicago Theatre. (Apr 11-12)

pan-african flag• At the Ibeji African Market Days, you can browse through handmade baskets, handbags, silk scarves, silver jewelry, and more on the ground floor of the James R. Thompson State of Illinois Center. Profits benefit orphans and women with HIV/AIDS in Africa. (Apr 10-11, e-mail)

• Support mentoring programs for local high school students at Spring for the Students: The Minds Matter of Chicago Spring Fundraiser. The event includes an open bar, appetizers, and auctions. (Apr 11)

• Ever wonder what your pet is thinking? Bring your pet to Red Dog House, where animal psychic Rachael Resk will tell you just What’s On Your Pet’s Mind. (Apr 12-13)

record player• The ChIRP Record Fair and Other Delights invites music enthusiasts to browse used and rare albums from across the Midwest. Visitors can expect CDs, DVDs, posters, magazines, live music, DJs, dancers, and more at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. (Apr 12-13)

• Bring your best homemade beer to the Chicago Home Brew Contest at Binny’s Beverage Depot. Representatives from Samuel Adams and Binny’s will determine a winner, who will receive a trip to the 2008 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The event also features free beer seminars and tastings. (Apr 12)

• Golf fans can watch the final round of the renowned tournament on two plasma screens at The Masters Viewing Party at Golftec. Sip on five exclusive PGA wines, and compete for clubs in long-drive and putting contests. (Apr 13)

Dreamlandia (written by Octavio Solis) is where dreams and reality collide for a family living on the border between U.S. and Mexico as they deal with NAFTA, narcotics, and illegal immigration. Playing at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theatre through May 4.

Photo credit: Marja Flick-Buijs

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