3 diverse arts events in Chicago this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Chicago this week, from a play depicting one young woman's battle with personal and national tragedy to a table-side magic show.

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Stage Production: 'Still, Now' by Katie Bender





Be moved by this student production of "Still, Now." Running tonight through Saturday evening at Columbia College, the story centers on a dancer named Annie who witnessed the collapse of the Twin Towers. The play follows her journey to learn butoh dance in Japan through a stage-four cancer diagnosis and beyond.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.- Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Columbia College Chicago, 72 E. 11th St., Sheldon Patinkin Studio

Price: Free

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Film Screening: '#Hiplet: Because We Can' by Addison Wright





Come out for a night of film, contemporary dance and conversation this Thursday at The Annex. In honor of Black History Month, The Annex is hosting the first screening of the film "#Hiplet: Because We Can," starring Homer Hans Bryant Chicago, who founded the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center and pioneered hiplet, a new dance style that combines techniques from ballet and hip-hop.

When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: The Annex, 1620 W. Chicago Ave.

Price: Free

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'Cabinet of Curiosities' at Chicago Magic Lounge





Last but not least, don't miss the "Magic Cabaret" creator David Parr perform table-side tricks tonight at The Chicago Music Lounge. Expect food and drinks from the bar and plenty of laughs from the show.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St.

Price: $17.50 (regularly $35)

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