Weekly Advisory: November 18, 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)

15 – 24: “Twelfth Night.” Shakespeare set in the early 20th century. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday andWednesday; noon Tuesday. $11 – 16. Call (312) 996-2939.

19, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Guitar Duo Moderno: Fareed Haque and Paul Moeller, classical and jazz.  Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

20, Wednesday: “Shadows then Light: Cultural Citizenship on the Ground.” Music, photography, spoken word and storytelling. 5:30 – 7 p.m. UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-3095.

21, Thursday: Master Class in Puppetry. Blair Thomas, Redmoon Theater and Blair Thomas & Company. 1 – 3 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

22, Friday: “Comprehensive Planning in Chicago: Its Rise, Successes, and Future.” D. Bradford Hunt and Jon B. DeVries, Roosevelt University. Noon – 1 p.m., Room 110, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-2165.

25, Monday: Future of Chicago Lecture Series. “The Role of the Federal Government in Illinois’ Future.” U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley. Noon. Room 230, Science and Engineering South, 845 W. Taylor St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

Dec. 5: “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.

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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