Weekly Advisory: December 2, 2013

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Holiday Shopping: The combination of lower gasoline prices and lower credit card debt may mean that consumers have the capacity to spend freely in shopping malls and online this holiday season, according to UIC retail expert Annie Logue. “And that may mean a happy assortment of holidays for retailers, even with an early Hanukkah and a late Thanksgiving,” Logue says. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

3, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Chamber music by UIC students. 1-1:45 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

3, Tuesday: “The Future of RTA and Regional Transportation Planning in the Chicago Metro.” Frank Beal,  Metropolis Strategies; Randy Blankenhorn, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Steve Schlickman, UIC Urban Transportation Center; Peter Skosey, Metropolitan Planning Council. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-4820.

5, Thursday: “A Victorian Holiday Costume Party.” Closing reception for exhibition “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Performance by Reginald Robinson, pianist and composer. UIC African-American Cultural Center, 2nd Floor, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

5, Thursday:  “Childfree: Conversations about choice, circumstance and ambivalence.” 6 – 8 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 355-2523.

10, Tuesday: : Jane Addams’ birthday. Group activities throughout the museum. 4 – 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

Thru Dec. 20: “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Exhibition. Room 207, UIC African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

Thru May 9, 2014:  “Chicagoaxaca.” Exhibition. Pop Up JUST Art Center, 729 W. Maxwell St. 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Free. Call (312) 355-5922.

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