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Dinner & a Show: Wednesday 8/18


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Dont Bother to Knock Marilyn Monroe

Show: Don't Bother to Knock Unusually seedy and small-scale for a Fox picture of 1952, this black-and-white thriller is set over one evening exclusively inside a middle-class urban hotel and the adjoining bar. The bar's singer (Anne Bancroft in her screen debut) breaks up with her sour pilot boyfriend (Richard Widmark), a hotel guest. He responds by flirting with a woman (Marilyn Monroe) in another room who's babysitting a little girl (Donna Corcoran), but the babysitter turns out to be psychotic and potentially dangerous. It screens as part of the Noir City festival.

5:15, 9:30 pm, Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604, musicboxtheatre.com

Dinner: Diner Grill Open round the clock and offering counter service only, the Diner Grill has the grizzled, noirish look of a 70s art film, but the food is great, especially the burgers.

1635 W. Irving Park Rd., 773-248-2030

Show: Albert Schweitzer Documentarian Jerome Hill spent six years following Alsatian Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer's work at his clinic in Lamberéné, French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon). Narrated by Burgess Meredith and Fredric March, Hill's film won the 1957 Academy Award for best documentary.

7 pm, Univ. of Chicago Doc Films, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-702-8575, docfilms.uchicago.edu

Dinner: Medici on 57th The quintessential off-campus hangout, complete with carved wood booths and graffiti-covered walls. The reasonable prices at this long-standing Hyde Park gem make it a favorite among students and locals alike.

1327 E. 57th St., 773-667-7394, medici57.com


Show: Grant Park Orchestra The pianist will be Horacio Gutierrez, a veteran of the virtuoso repertory and silver medalist at the 1970 International Tchaikovsky Competition. The program begins with Saint-Saens's "Marche Militaire Francaise" (from his Suite Algerienne), followed by Georges Bizet's Symphony No. 1 in C Major and concluding with Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1.

6:30 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Randolph and Michigan, 312-742-1168, free

Dinner: The Purple Pig Snout-to-tail cooking is the name of the game at The Purple Pig, a convivial take on an Italian enoteca from Scott Harris (Mia Francesca), Jimmy Bannos Sr. (Heaven on Seven), and chef Jimmy Bannos Jr., who honed his skills at Mario Batali's New York restaurants. Just named one of Bon Appetit's 10 best new American restaurants.

500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744, thepurplepigchicago.com


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