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Rhino in Winter

Offered as an adjunct to the annual summer Rhinoceros Theater Festival, this showcase of fringe entertainment features mostly new work by the Curious Theatre Branch, Theater for the Age of Gold, and other ensembles and individuals. The fest runs through March 15 at the Lunar Cabaret, 2827 N. Lincoln; for reservations and information, call 773-327-6666. Tickets are $10 per show or "pay what you can" for all theater events, and $5 ("no debate") for music events.

Festival offerings are listed on a week-by-week basis (audiences are advised to call the festival for updates); following is the schedule for February 12 through 19.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

"Do I Contradict Myself? Very Well, I Contradict Myself"

Monologuist Beau O'Reilly and poet John Starrs perform the poetry of Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman as part of the festival's "Thursday Beat Night." 8 PM.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Happy Hour

Monologuist Anne Van der Vort performs "a satirical triptych that describes the consequences of unacceptable behavior in the upper reaches of our society." 8 PM.

Draft

Performance artist Lawrence Steger presents his solo work in progress about "the moment of betrayal and the renegotiation of the terms of the original contract." 10 PM.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

The Strange

The Curious Theatre Branch presents Jenny Magnus and Amy Warren in Magnus's new play about "drunkenness and dreams, mimetics and idea infection, and innocence and experience." 8 PM.

The Problematic Cartoonist

Jeff Dorchen's new play, presented by Theater for the Age of Gold, concerns a man who becomes obsessed with a cartoon in a magazine in a doctor's waiting room. 10 PM.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Partners, Glaucoma, and Franky

These three plays, by Salem Collo-Julin, Abby Sher, and Sue Ann Jewers respectively, were written in a Curious School Writing Workshop. 2 PM.

The Hidden Chronicles and Orquestra Atypica

The festival's "Sundays at 7" series features "The Hidden Chronicles," a program of "art songs from the cabaret closet" by Beau O'Reilly and Michael Greenberg. Also featured is the tango band Orquestra Atypica. 7 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Happy Hour

See listing for 8 PM. Friday, February 13. 8 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Terminal Four

This quartet launches the festival's "Tuesday Night Jazz" series. 8 PM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

"Do I Contradict Myself? Very Well, I Contradict Myself"

See listing for Thursday, February 12. 8 PM.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Happy Hour theater still by Christopher Dimock.

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