Weekly Advisory: May 19, 2014

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Amusement Tax:  Each playoff game nets the city $300,000-plus in amusement taxes, according to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz. Mike Pagano, dean of the UIC College of Urban Affairs and Public Administration, questions whether Wirtz has figured in the city’s costs for transportation and police. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

20, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup.  Soup dinner, screening of “Seeds of Freedom,” and discussion of biodiversity. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

21-22: GreenTown Chicago Conference. More than 400 public- and private-sector leaders meet on key sustainability issues. Wednesday, noon – 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Illinois, White Oak, Dearborn, Cardinal and Monarch rooms and East Terrace, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 355-2523 or email erandle@a5inc.com.

28 – 30: “Freedom Dreams, Freedom Now!” Conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a landmark event in the civil rights movement. Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Registration open; space limited. Call (312) 355-5922 or visit www.chicagofreedomsummer.org.

Thru June 16:  “Encounters at the Edge of the Forest.” Art exhibition. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

Note: New end date. Thru Aug. 1: “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville.” Exhibition. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. African-American Cultural Center at UIC, Addams Hall, 2nd Floor, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

Thru May 2015: “Unfinished Business: The Right to Play.” Exhibit on the need for time off.  Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.  Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

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