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Friday, June 21

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion

The grand finale of Fashion Focus Chicago, Gen Art presents Fresh Faces in Fashion Chicago 2005. The show will be on the rooftop terrace at Millennium Park. The pre-reception starts at 7pm and the models will hit the runway at 8:30pm. Learn more about the designers here. An after-party at North Promenade will immediately follow the show. Tickets, which include pre- and post-parties, run from $30-$75. Call 312-229-1701 to purchase. 21+.

What Should I Wear?

My favorite thing about Friday night is What Not to Wear. Seriously. So it's kind of exciting that Fashion Focus Chicago is presenting its own version of the show. "What Should I Wear?" is a two-hour demonstration in Carson Pirie Scott's State St. windows during which stylists and students of the International Academy of Design dress a variety of real body shapes. Hopefully they can teach some of us, shall we to sharpen our looks. From 11am-2pm. Call 312-980-9252 for more information.

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Fundraiser @ Smartbar

If you haven't yet had the chance to contribute to the hurricane relief effort, or are looking for cool ways to contribute more, Smartbar is holding an Aftermath Fundraiser. The $8 cover benefits the Red Cross and the lineup features Yard, Striz, Kate Simko, DJ Skinny, Atomly and more. It goes down at 10 pm, 3730 N. Clark St. Call 773-549-0203 for more information.

As Tears Go By @ DOC Films

DOC Films is also showing Wong Kar-waiís first film, As Tears Go By, tonight at 9:15 in the Max Palevsky Theatre, 1212 E 59th St. This 1988 film, an adaptation of Mean Streets, features early performances by Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Maggie Cheung (Hero). For more information, call 773-702-8575 or visit the DOC Films website.

Breathless @ DOC Films

Jean-Luc Godardís classic first feature, Breathless, is playing at 7pm tonight at DOC Films. This loosely-scripted movie about a petty thief and an American girl abroad stars Jean Seberg and future Godard regular, Jean-Paul Belmondo. For more information, call 773-702-8575 or visit the DOC Films website.

Urban, Rural, Wild Film Screening

"Urban, Rural, Wild" is part exhibition and part platform to investigate the divisions between the urban, the rural and the wild and where these divisions break down. The exhibition presents workby eight artists focusing on the historical and modern relationships between the urban Chicago and the rural downstate Illinois. The show will run through October 22. Tonight, at 7pm, the exhibition will include a free film screening of "The Town and the City," at I space, 230 W. Superior. For more information, contact Sarah Kanouse at kanouse[at]siu[dot]edu.



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