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Wednesday, January 19

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Star and Garter Burlesque

Michelle L'amour and her Fabulous Sugarbabies stop at Subterreanean, 2011 W. North Ave., for their new show Star and Garter Burlesque. There will be stripteases, variety acts, pagentry and more. The show costs $8 and doors open at 9pm. Contact franky[at] for more information.

The Cabinet @ Redmoon Central

Tonight Redmoon Theater continues its critically acclaimed show The Cabinet (an adaptation of the classic silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari which features a massive stage set, great puppetwork and amazing sets and scenery). The original run of this show was at the Viaduct Theater near Western & Belmont, but an extended run has been scheduled for Redmoon's main space (1463 W. Hubbard). The Cabinet runs through June 5th, and space at the shows are very limited, so be sure to make your reservations well in advance through the Redmoon site.

Wendy McClure @ Women and Children First

Chicago author and blogger Wendy McClure appears tonight at Women and Children First, to start her tour for her brand-new book I'm Not The New Me. Come by and wish her well! The event starts at 7:30, and is free and open to the public. Women and Children First: 5233 N. Clark. (773) 769-9299.

Animal Collective @ Empty Bottle

Don't miss the brilliantly strange Animal Collective tonight at the Empty Bottle (21+, $12). If you can't make it out tonight, or if you're under 21, they'll be reappearing on Friday, April 29th at the University of Chicago's Ida Noyes hall.

Stereolab Listening Party @ aliveOne

Fans of Stereolab should congregate at aliveOne, 2683 N. Halsted, at 9pm to listen to the band's latest CD, "Oscillons from the Anti-Sun." Afterwards, it's Radio Free Chicago Night, featuring sets by DJ Damienone, DJ Rufo (WHPK), DJ Personal Bankruptcy (WHPK), dj popscum (WLUW), DJ JuiceBoxx (WLUW) and DJ Lucifer Sam (RFC). 21 and over. More info here.

Alternative Comedy Night

Part of the Chicago Improv Festival, Schadenfreude and Funny Ha-Ha join forces to present "Alternative Comedy Night." The show will feature the growing underground literary scene with readings and performances from such names as Aaron Freeman, Claire Zulkey and Mark Bazer. The 9pm event will be at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., and costs $8. Call 773-489-3160 for tickets and info.

New Order's Peter Hook @ Smartbar

Every Wednesday night, Smartbar and DJ Pogo bring you "Panic," Indie/Britpop/and New Wave music, starting at 10pm. Tonight, Panic offers an exclusive DJ Set from New Orderís Peter Hook along with dj's Joe Shanahan and Brad Owen as well as nifty giveaways for New Order's new record "Waiting For The Siren's Call". Tickets are $10, and the event is 21 & over. (And hey, since the New Order show at the Aragon on May 3, is sold out, this is a sweet deal.) Smartbar is located beside the Metro at 3730 N. Clark, Chicago.



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