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Thursday, September 28

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Chicago Human Rhythm Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art, at 220 E. Chicago Ave., is hosting the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. With more than just individual artists, the project is showcasing a number of international tap repertory companies while celebrating fifteen years of traditional and new rhythm dance. This performance features Brazil's Vata Tap and Los Angeles's Jason Samuels Smith of ACGI. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for students and MCA members, and can be bought by calling 312-397-4010. The performances will go on Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.

York Radio Club

The Elmhurst-based York Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 8pm at the Elmhurst Fire Department Training Facility, 910 N. Addison Ave., two blocks south of Grand Avenue and one block west of York Road. This month's meeting will feature a presentation on SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) and its involvement in emergency communications following Hurricane Katrina. The event is free; check for more information.

King's X @ Martyr's

Illinois native Doug Pinnick brings his criminally ignored band, King's X, to Martyr's on November 18th. King's X, for the uninitiated, are a thinking man's rock band without the prog-rock grandiosity. Oh, and VH-1 voted them one of the Top 100 Hard Rock Bands of All Time. Having been to most of their Illinois shows, rest assured, I'll be camping out to be front and center.

Classical Indian Music @ UofC

Tonight at 7:30pm, The University of Chicago Divinity School hosts the "Spirit of Banaras Tour," a performance of classical Indian music featuring Rabindra Goswami & Ramchandra Pandit on sitar & tabla. The concert is at Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th St. Free for U of C students, $10 suggested donation for everyone else. Sponsored by the Divinity School and South Asia at Chicago; for more info, email or call 773-702-8635.

Christmas Around The World @ MSI

The Museum of Science and Industry presents its 64th annual Christmas Around The World festival, which features more than 50 Christmas trees decorated to reflect ethnic traditions from around the world, as well as daily programs of dancers and musicians from various cultures that will celebrate the winter holidays. The program starts today and runs through January 8 of next year. The program is free with admission to the museum; see the museum's site for full details. Museum of Science and Industry: 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive. (773) 684-1414.

Grand Re-Opening: Checkerboard Lounge.

The first club opening of its kind in more than 25 years, the legendary Checkerboard Lounge officially re-opens in Hyde Park’s bustling Harper Court at 5201 S. Harper Court on Friday, November 18, 2005 as the New Checkerboard Lounge for Blues ‘N’ Jazz. An impressive cast of Chicago blues and jazz performers will perform at the new club during a weekend-long grand re-opening celebration starting Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2005. Open to the public, an alternating line - up of blues and jazz musicians are scheduled to perform from 9:30 p.m. through 2:00 a.m. starting on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2005.



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