Arts & Culture

Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Global Rhythms
Paris Combo

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5-$25.

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Arts & Culture, Global Rhythms, Music

One of the most distinct, intriguing groups on the international music scene, Paris Combo celebrates a rich diversity of world styles—and deposits them in the setting of a chic Parisian cabaret.

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Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Barbara Ehrenreich with Marcie Sillman
The Meaning of Life

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Barbara Ehrenreich
Arts & Culture

By portraying her personal “nonbeliever’s search” for knowledge, bestselling author Ehrenreich’s memoir focuses on philosophical journeys, the meaning of life, and the definition of spirituality.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Town Music
Joshua Roman & Andrius Zlabys

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Single tickets are on sale now.

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Music, Town Music

Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman takes the stage with acclaimed Lithuanian pianist Andrius Zlabys in a program featuring Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (from the Pulcinella ballet), Schnittke Sonata, and more.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Short Stories Live
Coming of Age

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

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Arts & Culture

Town Hall favorite Short Stories Live returns for another afternoon of fantastic works. This time, the stories will be about youth and children, exploring the many firsts, twists, and turns young people encounter. Favorite Northwestern actors will make these stories come alive.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

David Goldblatt
Brazil, and the Power of Futebol

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Arts & Culture

Known as one of the most futebol-crazed nations, Brazil’s soccer story is one of triumph, creativity, and determination. Futebol Nation also shows the game’s lesser-known side — one of poverty, political corruption, and violence. Ultimately, soccer will either unite or destroy Brazil.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Scratch Night
Artist in Residence
Tomo Nakayama

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

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Arts & Culture

Singer/songwriter Tomo Nakayama, our Artist in Residence this Spring, will be joined by other local musicians in a discussion of the creative process. Afterward, they’ll share the stage for an open mic night.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Sandra Tsing Loh with Marcie Sillman: The Menopausal ‘Madwoman’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Sandra Tsing Loh
Arts & Culture

Hailed as “howlingly funny,” Loh’s memoir chronicles her menopausal journey. Whether it’s coming to terms with middle age, raising preteens, or dealing with “raging hormones,” there’s something in her story for all — from aging females to their husbands, friends, and children.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Julene Bair: ‘The Ogallala Road’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Julene Bair
Arts & Culture

The Great Plains Ogallala Aquifer is a dwindling resource and Bair’s farm is a contributing factor. Her memoir explores the intersection of this ongoing environmental crisis and love of the land. When the legacy of small family farms meets industrialization, something has to give.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Stacey D’Erasmo: A Musician’s Wild Ride

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Arts & Culture

Wonderland follows a middle aged rock star going on one final tour — visiting a new city every night and sacrificing personal relationships in the process. D’Erasmo’s realistic novel explores the known clichés of a musician’s life while also bringing to life the hidden side of stardom.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014, 8:00 – 10:30pm

Ignite! Seattle

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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Arts & Culture

After a wildly successful debut season at Town Hall, the popular public-speaking series returns with its simple goal: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

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