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Pencil This In

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 8, 2008 5:00PM

2008_02_parker.jpgMusic: The Jazz Institute of Chicago is sponsoring a jazz guitar summit at Austin Town Hall this evening. Featured performers will be John Moulder, Buddy Fambro, Jeff Parker, and Curtis Robinson.

5610 W. Lake St., 8 p.m.

Theater: "How I Spent My Last Night on Earth", playing at DCA Storefront Theater, is a play based on the book of the same name. This funny, fast-paced, fascinating tale will have you laughing in the face of the end of the world, the heroine of the play, Allegra "Legs" Hanover, tries to make important decisions while confronting disaster -- like whether or not to make a play for rebellious surfer dude Andros Bliss, the strangely attractive "Totally Inappropriate Guy."

66 E. Randolph. For tickets, dial (312) 742-8497 or visit

Food: A Mano is launching a bar menu featuring housemade Italian cicchetti, or bar snacks, for $5. These tasty new bites, inspired by the plates of bar snacks served in Venetian bacari (wine bars) are available every night from 5 p.m. to closing, and make the perfect nosh with a glass of vino or a draft of Peroni.

335 N. Dearborn

Art/Dance: "Sankofa" is a celebration of music, art, poetry and tribal dance from Ghana. The multi-discipline exhibit looks at Ghanian culture from pre-colonial times to current day, emphasizing cultural survival in a Eurocentric environment.

5 p.m. at Beacon St. Gallery, 41o S. Michigan Ave., Suite 732. Visit for more information.