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The Magic Cabaret

Open run: Wed 8 PM,
phone 773-404-7336

Once upon a time, Chicago was a magic town. You could buy tricks and apparatus at Marshall Field's and get a full-blown magic show with your dinner at Schulien's. The waiters there invented what became known as the Chicago style of magic. It was up-close and personal, not too grand, but still astonishing, and best of all, it made the audience part of the show. David Parr and Joe Diamond re-create this golden age in The Magic Cabaret, using homely objects like books and light bulbs and (naturally) playing cards to bring their stories of old-time magic to life. The result is by turns funny, surprising, and spooky. But here's the most amazing part: it really is fun for the whole family, not just the kids. —Aimee Levitt $20
Greenhouse Theater Center (map)
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincoln Park
phone 773-404-7336

Dirty Needles

Thu 3/4, 5:30 PM
phone 773-227-4433

This group for knitters, crocheters, and fabric artists welcomes all levels of experience, and meets every first Thursday of the month.
Hideout (map)
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
West Town/Noble Square
phone 773-227-4433