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Monday, February 6

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American Indian Center 52nd Annual Powwow

The American Indian Center of Chicago is holding their 52nd Annual Powwow at the UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison St. There will be 500 dancers from across the country as well as a dance competition, traditional Native American music and over 60 Native American art vendors offering their wares. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a weekend pass costing $18. Tickets are available at the UIC Pavilion Box Office and at the door. Advance and group sales can be bought by calling 773-763-5140. Call 773-275-5871 for more information.

Opening: Suspicious Clowns 8

Tonight's opening of Suspicious Clowns' eighth original production takes place tonight at the Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark St. The sketch comedy troupe goes on at 10:45pm. Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. Call 773-871-1212 for more information.

4Art Xclusive Group Show

It's month three of 4Art's six-month "Xclusive Group Show" and the gallery is holding their opening reception tonight from 6-10pm. The show gives a "first hand look into the creation and evolution of artwork, rotated each month, by over a dozen Chicago Artists." It's kind of like art in action. Or in evolution, as the case may be. Special guests include artist Josh Moulton, musician Phil Circle on the guitar and Agnieszka Kulon with a live artist performance. 4Art is located at 1932 S. Halsted #100. Call 312-850-1816 for more information.

Media Uprising

Beyondmedia is celebrating their 5th year of positively influencing the city while training women and youth during media arts workshops. This catered event will feature a multimedia installation demonstrating the wonderful things they have accomplished. It will be hosted by local burlesque emcee Teena Angst and they will also launch the website Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance as well as a silent auction and raffle with many items by Chicago's top restaraunts, hotels, and shops. Tickets are $60 ($35 tickets are available to low-income attendees) each or $500 for a table. Visit their website or call 773-973-2280 to reserve a ticket. The event takes place tonight froom 6:30-9:30 at Roosevelt University Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan.

Derek Plaslaiko and John Acquaviva @ Smartbar

Tonight marks the return of Derek Plaslaiko, the ex-Detroit (now NYC) DJ that obliterated the Your Formula Life crowd at Tini Martini in August. He shared the bill with John Acquaviva, whose monthly residency at Smartbar gets the crowd moving every time. Expect everything from classic house to new acid tracks to bleepy techno, to electro and everything in between. 3730 N. Clark, 21+, $10 before 12 am, $15 after 12am.

Opening: Marwen Alumni Group Show

Marwen, an art gallery dedicated to providing creative opportunities to "Chicago's under-served youth," is holding their opening night reception for The Alumni Show. Participating artists include Nicole Briggs, Wendy Melgar, Matthew Reedy, and many more. The free reception is from 5-8pm and the show will run through December 7. Marwen is located at 833 N. Orleans St. Call 312-944-2418 for more information and be sure to check out the website to learn more about their cause.

Golub: The Late Works Are the Catastrophes @ Film Center

The University of Chicago’s Human Rights Center is presenting Truth in Motion, a series of screenings of documentaries produced by Chicago’s Kartemquin Films in the past 35-plus years. Tonight’s free screening of a documentary about artist Leon Golub, which starts at 8 PM, is cosponsored by the Public Square of the Illinois Humanities Council. The film will be introduced by critic Stuart Klawans of The Nation and followed by a panel discussion with the film makers. At the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State Street. For more information, visit the website. To make reservations (recommended) call 312-422-5580 or email events [at] thepublicsquare [dot] org .



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