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"Hugo's Les Miserables: The Unexpurgated Version," September 4 at 12:15 p.m. Raymond Ciacci, AM'84, PhD'90, Basic Program staff instructor, lectures. Chicago Cultural Center; 773/702-1722.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, September 11-October 11. This new play by Moisés Kaufman examines the trials that destroyed writer Oscar Wilde's life. The courtroom drama explores issues of censorship, sexuality, and the role of the artist in society. Court Theatre; 773/753-4472.

The Face of Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things, September 13 at 2 p.m. The film depicts the discovery of King Tut's tomb, hailed as a major archaeological event. The showing is part of the eighth annual Illinois Archaeology Awareness week, September 13-19. Oriental Institute; 773/702-9507.

Raymond Pettibon, September 13-November 8. The exhibit features more than 600 drawings by Pettibon, a California-based artist. Shunning strict narrative, his work combines pictures and text in a style similar to modernist explorations of "stream of consciousness" literature. Renaissance Society; 773/702-8670.

57th Street Children's Book Fair, September 26 from 1-5 p.m. Annual book fair. Kimbark Avenue and 57th Street; 773/536-8103.

The Guarneri String Quartet, October 23 at 8 p.m. The New York-based, 35-year-old quartet opens the 1998-99 chamber music series for U of C Presents, formerly the Professional Concert Series. Mandel Hall; 773/702-8068.

Homer's Odyssey, October 23-25. Lecturers at this Basic Program study weekend include John Melsheimer, PhD'88; Adam Rose, AM'93; and George Anastaplo, AB'48, JD'51, PhD'64. Alpine Valley, Wisconsin; 773/702-1722.

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