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Eloise Marie Valadez

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Actor Mark Wahlberg will join Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, for a special event Oct. 20 at UIC Pavilion.

Wahlberg will be a special guest presenter at the first (re) Encounter, which is a young adult faith night. The event is open to Catholics and non-Catholics. The event will include speakers, faith-focused discussions and live music.

"My Catholic faith has always been a true anchor in my life that supports everything I do; my wish is for all young people to embrace their faith and put it into action," said Wahlberg, in a press release from the Archdiocese of Chicago. "(re)Encounter is a one-of-a-kind experience and I am thrilled that the Archdiocese of Chicago asked me to be a part of it."

Talking About Mucha

The Driehaus Museum will present "Alphonse Mucha: The Man, The Artist, The Legacy" from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the museum. Marcus Mucha, the renowned artist's grandson will offer a talk about Mucha's work and life and discuss his family's efforts to promote the acclaimed artist's legacy. Visit driehausmuseum.org.

Film Festival to Roll Into Chicago

Get ready to enjoy the latest projects in the film world. The 53rd Chicago International film Festival descends on the city Oct. 12 through 26 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago. The festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will feature a variety of screenings daily. This year's overall theme is Because Life Is a Movie.

The festival's centerpiece film is "Lady Bird," directed by Greta Gerwig. "Lady Bird" screens at 8 p.m. Oct. 18. "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro, closes the festival on Oct. 26 and screens at 7:30 p.m.

The closing event also features a tribute to actor Michael Shannon. For more information about the festival, call 312-332-FILM or visit chicagofilmfestival.com.

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