The 50-odd groups appearing in the eight-week "festival of Chicago's international arts" include a dozen theater companies and performance artists; those performing November 21 through 24 are described below. These listings refer to theater and performance art offerings only; on nights when only one performance is listed here, be assured at least one other program of music, dance, or poetry is also planned, with discount prices available to viewers buying a ticket to all performances on a single night. (A pass to the whole festival costs $40.) All events (which are subject to change) take place at the Blue Rider Theatre, 1822 S. Halsted; for more information, call 733-4668.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
BLUE RIDER THEATRE Donna Blue Lachman's Frida Kahlo evokes the Mexican artist's life and work; the performance includes music by Michael Vitali and slide projections of Kahlo's images. 9:15 PM. $12, $15 for this show and the poetry reading by Oscar Mireles and Carlos Cortez that precedes it at 8 PM.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
BLUE RIDER THEATRE See listing under Friday, December 22. 9:15 PM. $12; $15 for this show and the dance concert by Jan Erkert, Maggie Kast, Shirley Mordine, and Nana Shineflug that precedes it at 8 PM.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
CURIOUS THEATRE BRANCH Lynn Book directs Never Not to Be in Love, Jill Daly's "tale of tragic cafe dwellers." 7 PM. $6; $15 for both shows this evening.
BLUE RIDER THEATRE See listing under Friday, December 22. 9:15 PM. $12; $15 for both shows this evening.