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In the inaugural Storefront Playwright Project, the League of Chicago Theatres opens its window space at Expo 72 this week for playwrights to work on a current project in view of the public. From a large screen in a window facing the sidewalk, the public will be able to watch the creation of the next great play in real time.

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Greek On The Go

I've long been a fan of the Gyro. What's not to like? Warm pita, fresh carved meat, and tangy sauce make for a delicious sandwich. Thus, I was delighted to find myself inside Covo Gyro Market in Wicker Park this past weekend. They've taken a successful model and applied it to classic Greek street food. It works.

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History & Sweets National Hellenic Museum Chicago
Bobby Gonzalez of the Hotel Palomar offers up his top picks for what do in Chicago. From the rich history of Greece and the sweetest tour in town to his favorite menu items at Benny's Chop House, it's all here in this video clip.
Go West

The 250-seat gastropub and sports bar, Park Tavern, opens this week near the United Center. Stop in and enjoy your choice of 40 craft brews - from Half Acre to Revolution - while noshing on their signature Animal Tots and PBR Can Chicken.


School for Lies             

This week, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier brings to the stage the Midwest premiere of David Ives' comedy The School for Lies, adapted from The Misanthrope by Molière. The School for Lies transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire crafted in rhyming couplets.

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