by Drew Hunt
At Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, the Chicago Philharmonic performs "Russian Masterworks," including selections from Anton Arensky, Paul Juon, and Sergei Taneyev.
Royal George Theatre's production of Tracy Letts's Superior Donuts is "authentically grubby, starting with the set by Bob Groth and Jenniffer Thuysing (a dead ringer for a pancake house I used to frequent at Broadway and Lawrence)," says Zac Thompson.
Deb Perelman of smittenkitchen.com stops by Book Cellar in Ravenswood to promote her latest project, the The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
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