CHICAGO EVENTS FOR JUNE 7: JEFF AWARDS, MONDAY THEATER TOURS, Mercat a La Planxa and more.

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Edible Audible Picnic returns for the summer to Millennium Park.

Enjoy a free lunchtime concert featuring SOLVENT (Jason Amm) with a unique version of electro-pop music at Millennium Park.  Noon to 1p.m. Jay Prizker Pavilion.  Randolph and Michigan.

TWO TOURS THAT EXPLORE CHICAGO’S GREAT ARCHITECTURE.

Chicago Theatre.
Take the “Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour” of the Windy City’s historic Chicago Theatre.

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  Experience one of the last standing movie palaces in the country  View the elegant lobby, the magnificent staircase, and learn about  French Baroque style archetecture. Noon. $12, adults, $10, children 12 and under, approximately one hour, 175 N. State. 800 745 3000.

Auditorium Theatre.
Get an up-close look at the art and architecture of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan at the recently restored Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.  10:30 and noon, Tickets, $10, can be purchased beginning 30 minutes prior to tour at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office or in advance at Ticketmaster. 50 E. Congress, Chicago 800 982 2787.

LUNCH AT MERCAT A LA PLANXA.

A good choice for lunch after the Auditorium Theatre tour is nearby, Mercat a La Planxa, in the recently restored landmark Blackstone Hotel. The Spanish influenced menu offers Catalan-style tapas along with food cook on a “la planxa” (griddle).  The space is a bright contemporary two-tiered room. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner,  638 S. Michigan, Reservations: (312) 765 0524 or online at www.mercatchicago.com.

CHICAGO’S OWN JEFF AWARDS.

Chicago’s 37TH Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring our city’s outstanding non-equity theatres takes place tonight at the Park West. Park West. Nominated plays and musicals for this year’s Jeff Awards include: Lifeline’s “Busman’s Honeymoon,” Raven’s “Death of a Salesman,”Profiles’ “Killer Joe,” Redtwist’s “The Pillowman,” Strawdog’s “St. Crispin’s Day,” and The House Theatre’s “Wilson Wants It All.”  Cash bar opens, 6p.m., ceremony, 7:30p.m., Park West, 322 W. Armitage, $35 advance or $40 door. www.jeffawards.org.

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