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Nights of the Blue Rider

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This multidisciplinary performing arts festival, hosted by the Pilsen area's Blue Rider Theatre, runs through December 17, with shows most Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM, as well as children's matinees on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Most evenings feature two or more artists, with intermissions between each act. Blue Rider Theatre, 1822 S. Halsted, 733-4668. Tickets: $10 a night except where noted in the listings below; $60 for a festival pass (good for all performances); some student and senior discounts available.

The Reader carries festival listings on a week-by-week basis; following is the schedule for October 20 through 22.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

Chicago Moving Company

and Peter Carpenter

See Critic's Choice. 8 PM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Chicago Moving Company

and Peter Carpenter

See Critic's Choice. 8 PM.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

The Seven Industrial Sins

and something infinitely precious

The first piece, performed by the Cold Chicago Dance Company, is a dance/theater work on the theme of "the merchandised imagery skidding around in the contemporary brain." The second work, by Lookingglass Theatre Company's Laura Eason and Tracy Walsh, uses writings by Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf as well as the artists' own reflections on their ten-year friendship to explore female relationships. 7 PM.

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