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'Shrek the Musical' Opens at Northwestern This Weekend

See 'Shrek The Musical' at Northwestern, learn about Native American storytelling and celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns with haggis and Scotch.

Hear a Folk Duo at The Musical Offering
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston
Folk singers and songwriters Tom Kastle and Andrew Calhoun return to the Chicago area with a performance at The Musical Offering. Tickets are $15 online or at the door.

See 'Shrek the Musical' at Northwestern
Opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston
Northwestern presents "Shrek The Musical" for its 72nd Annual Dolphin Show. The show runs through Saturday, Feb. 1, and tells the story of an ogre who journeys to save a princess from an isolated tower, encountering fairytale characters along the way. Tickets are $5 to $30; available online at NUDolphinShow.org/Tickets.

Learn About Native American Storytelling
Opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston
The Mitchell Museum's newest exhibit examines the ways Native Americans tell their history through visual and oral traditions. Called "Storytelling: Inspiring Traditions for Generations," the exhibit includes artifacts from around the United States and Canada, including an Ojibwe drum, Winnebego jingle dress and Navajo rug. $5 admission adults, $3 seniors, students and children free. Mitchell Museum members and Tribal members also get free admission. 

Hear Local Authors Read at the Library
3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Evanston Public Library - Community meeting room, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
Four local mystery and crime authors discuss their books. They include Gail Lukasik, author of Peak Season for Murder; Matt Hader, author of Bad Reputation; Mark Rusin, author of Justice for Dallas; and John K. Manos, author of Dialogues of a Crime. 

Celebrate Poet Robert Burns With Haggis and Scotch
6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston
Celebrate the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a "Burns Supper" at the Celtic Knot, which includes haggis, Scotch, poetry readings and the singing of "Auld Lang Syne." Reservations strongly recommended.
jim January 23, 2014 at 05:00 PM
time to plant the broccoli

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