Bright colors and Latin rhythms come to the fore in this autumn’s Global Rhythms program, with performances by Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago. The latter will be accompanied live by Sones de Mexico during the Sunday performance. Step Afrika! also returns with new pieces exploring the multifaceted world of stepping—the high-energy, rhythmic stomp-clap-and-shout form that came out of African-American fraternities and sororities in the early twentieth century. The Global Rhythms program is Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s annual charity performance. Not only is the show a lively, all-ages post-turkey outing, but audience members can select one of over fifty Chicago non-profits to send half their ticket price (and get ten percent off admission to boot). Be sure to visit CHRP’s website, chicagotap.org, before buying your ticket to give to a good cause and save some cash. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph, (312)334-7777, November 26 at 8pm and November 27 at 7pm. $15-$55.