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Norah Jones

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Updated: October 4, 2012 2:44PM


She was just as surprised by the runaway success of 2002’s “Come Away With Me,” but Norah Jones has spent the last decade curing, as it were. Her latest album, “Little Broken Hearts,” is something of a pinnacle. The Danger Mouse collaboration aside, Jones has also been recording with her country band, the Little Willies. Take it all in at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets: $48-$65. (800) 745-3000; —Thomas Conner


Grand Marshal Stella Foster leads a caravan of red, white and green floats in celebration of Christopher Columbus’ historic voyage and Italian-American heritage when the Columbus Day Parade steps off at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 down Columbus from Balboa to Monroe. Visit .


Follow the clues to uncover the evidence to solve the mystery of who killed the museum curator during Watson Adventures’ The Murder at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. For adults only the first Saturday of the month through Dec. 1. Tickets are $36, includes museum admission. Call (312) 443-3600.


If you think Lisa Lampanelli, seen in last season’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” left her talons in the boardroom when she got the boot, think again. Lampanelli, who looks great after dropping 80 pounds, rips everything from race to homosexuality during a stand-up performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets, $30-$50. Call (800) 745-3000; .


An outdoor installation dedicated to the GLBT movement is unveiled along the Northalsted Corridor (3200-3700 N. Halsted) during the Legacy Walk Project Oct. 11. The walk, which marks the 25th anniversary of “National Coming Out Day,” will give visitors a look at the first 18 installments (25-foot tall rainbow-adorned pylons featuring bronze plaques of notable figures through history that helped advance the movement including Jane Addams, Harvey Milk, Alvin Ailey, Barbara Jordan and Oscar Wilde) of the Legacy Project. The public dedication is at 4 p.m. Visit .


“Saturday Night Live” alum and radio host Jim Breuer, back on the stand-up circuit, performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-7 at Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North. Tickets are $25. Call (312) 662-4562; .


The King’s Men concert, featuring Gospel’s hottest male singers (Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Israel Houghton), is at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison. Tickets are $30-$99. Visit .

THE HORROR! Bela Lugosi’s 1931 “Dracula” (11 p.m.) and Jack Nicholson vehicle “The Shining” (11:30 p.m.) kick off Horror Movie Madness at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 8. The Friday, Saturday and Monday movie series continues with “Frankenstein,” 11 p.m., and “Friday the 13th,” 11:30 p.m., Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 15. The Chicago Cinema Society presents “Excision,” midnight, Oct. 12-13. It’s Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” 11:30 p.m., and “Drag Me to Hell,” 11 p.m., Oct. 19-20, and Oct. 22. Mia Farrow delivers “Rosemary’s Baby” at 11 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and Oct. 29. Visit .


North Mississippi Allstars with the Missing Cats featuring John “Jojo” Herman and Sherman Ewing perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield. Tickets are $25. Visit .


Canadian alternative country/folk singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Park West, 340 W. Armitage. Tickets are $20. Visit .


Contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North, on a national tour in support their new album “The Struggle,” stops over at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Morraine Valley Church, 6300 W. 127th, Palos Heights. Audrey Assad and Rend Collective Experiment join the band. Tickets are $25. Visit .


The Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, opens its doors to guests who are interested in exploring where artists work and live during Wicker Park/Bucktown First Friday beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Visitors will be feted to impromptu performances and a display of exhibits in the buildings’ common areas. A $5 donation is suggested. “First Friday” continues through July 4, 2013. Call (708) 415-6370.

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