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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER AT PAUL HENRY'S ART GALLERY

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We approach October with the news that we will celebrate Halloween on at least two occasions this month: at Jam Night(7PM) on Thursday the 25th and at our monthly Jazz Jam on Saturday the 27th(2PM). Other highlights will be a new music event on Tuesday, October 9th brought to you by Andy Sutton, and an Artist Talk by Mark Anderson and Greg Johannes about their currently installed show at Paul Henry's, "The Crowd," on Saturday, October 13(2PM).

PARAMOUNT ADDS BOYZ II MEN, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, SHEN YUN AND BALLET FOLKLORICO QUETZALCOATL TO 2018-19 SEASON

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Paramount Theatre announced today four new shows to its schedule that will bring a celebration of Mexican folkloric dance, soaring voices singing glorious gospel music, the incredible artistry of ancient China and the best selling R&B group of all time to downtown Aurora in 2018-19:

GEJA’S CAFÉ ANNOUNCES A TASTE OF OREGON WINE FESTIVAL, FEATURING A SELECTION OF FAVORITE HONEYMOON WINERIES

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Chicago’s premier fondue restaurant, Geja’s Café (340 W. Armitage Ave) celebrates the upcoming fall season with the debut of its three-month wine festival, A Taste of Oregon, now through Friday, November 30. During this time, guests will have the opportunity to sip and enjoy some of the greatest wines the state of Oregon has to offer.

"Widows" and "The Hate U Give" added to Chicago Intl. Film Festival's 2018 Schedule

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Mimi Plauché, Artistic Director of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced that two of the year’s most highly anticipated films, The Hate U Give (directed by George Tillman, Jr.) and Widows (directed by Steve McQueen ), will receive gala presentation screenings during the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10-21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St.

Second City Partners with Theater Development Fund to Stage Open Captioned Performances

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The Second City is proud to announce a partnership with the Theater Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS’ NEWEST LIVE MUSIC DESTINATION – HEY NONNY – ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING LINEUP

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Tickets are now on sale for the opening music line-up at Hey Nonny, 10 S Vail Ave, the Arlington Heights music venue announced today. Hey Nonny’s Grand Opening weekend kicks off on Friday, October 26 with well-known Chicago singer-songwriter Andrew Belle. Belle was the 2009 MTV Chicago Break-out Artist Of The Year and since has been touring in support of his three albums. Following that, on Saturday, October 27, will be world-famous Louisiana zydeco ace C.J. Chenier, son of the late Clifton Chenier. Hey Nonny will present live music six nights a week, and tickets for all Hey Nonny concerts are available for purchase at www.HeyNonny.com.

THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 10 – 21, ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

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Mimi Plauché, Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced the first 25 films that will be shown at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10 – 21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St. The longest-running competitive film festival in North America, the Festival will feature more than 150 films from across the globe and bring legendary actors, master filmmakers, and exciting, emerging talents from around the world to Chicago.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Celebrates Oktoberfest Sept. 14 - Oct. 28

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Hofbräuhaus Chicago will bring the “oompah” of Oktoberfest back to the Chicago area with its sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration September 14 – October 28. Guests can enjoy a plethora of festivities including authentic nightly Bavarian entertainment, freshly brewed “Oktoberfestbier” inspired by the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, daily food specials served by Dirndl-clad waitresses, celebrity keg tapping ceremonies and more.