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Tuesday, June 6

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The Piners Prom

Open End Gallery hosts the Raizel Performances in The Piners Prom. A 50s-inspired dance concert, the prom "pairs original choreography from six choreographers with original music and revamped oldies covers from a live rock orchestra." Featuring all local talent, from the dancers to the musicians to the costume designers, notable contributers include Will Butler of The Arcade Fire doing music and Jay Ryan designing posters. $10 at the door, 2000 W. Fulton #310. Running March 10, 11, 17 and 18. Call 312-738-2140 or email raizelperformances[at]gmail[dot]com for tickets and information.

Alpana Singh @ Dominick's

Alpana Singh, host of WTTW's Check Please!, appears tonight at a new Dominick's at 255 E. Grand from 5:00 to 7:00. A number of attendees will win a chance to appear on the restaurant review program, so if you're looking for a shortcut to getting on the program this might be your chance!

Opening: Shotgun Wedding

Taking place in a culture in which "homosexuality, single men and women, fortune cookies, and most luxuries are illegal," Shotgun Wedding follows a family attempting to marry off their lesbian daughter in effort to prevent her internment in a "Conversion Therapy" camp. Tonight's opening reception features a post-show event with appetizers, wine and beer. $30 for tonight's tickets; $15 for regular tickets. Running through April 2 at the National Pastime Theater, 4139 N. Broadway. Call 312-281-8041 for more information.

The Killing @ Music Box

"Aah, what's the difference?" The classic Stanley Kubrick crime picture is 50 years old, and it's playing at the Music Box Theatre this week only. Fans of Pulp Fiction will find a lot of familiar plot devices in this film: the crime gone wrong, the fractured timeline, and an unseen accomplice in the next room with firepower. If the name Stanley Kubrick conjures up images of 2001, you owe it to yourself to check out this excellent film. See the Music Box Website for showtimes. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Opening: God’s Work @ Eugene Field Cultural Center

The celebrated Albany Park Theater Project presents a new play commissioned by the Chicago Humanities Festival and based on a true story. Through 4 April, 5100 N Ridgeway. For tickets ($10 to $15), call 773-866-0875. For more information, visit the website.

Opening: Wounded in America @ Gallery 37

This exhibit showcases photographs by Bob Drea that are part of a project to document the effects of gun violence by collecting the oral histories and portraits of its survivors. In the CenterSpace at Gallery 37 until 5 May. 66 E Randolph St. For more information, visit the website.

Sketchcore: Urban Legends

SKETCHCORE’s "Urban Legends" continues tonight at 10:30 at The Oracle Theatre, located at 3809 N. Broadway Ave. The show runs on Fridays until March 31st . Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 with student ID. To reserve tickets call 773.780.9174 or, for more information go to or

Two-Day Sale @ Nina

If you're trying to get some knitting done on the discount, then this weekend, you should head over to Nina in Wicker Park for a big ole 20% discount for just two days. Friday and Saturday only, you'll get 20% off your purchases (no word on exclusions right now). Nina is located at 1655 W. Division St. (that's just west of Milwaukee). Hours on Friday and Saturday are 11-7pm and 11-6pm respectively.

Evolving Planet Opens @ Field Museum

The Field Museum opens its latest big time exhibit today, this time focusing on evolution. "Evolving Planet" features fossils, interactive exhibits, and a slew of resources for teachers (including teacher workshops. The best part: admission to the exhibit is included in the price of entering the Field Museum. Sweet, cheap knowlege!

Opening at The Chop Shop

Chop Shop gallery presents "All Parts Are Genuine," a group show of paintings by Natalie and Rachel Borchers, Kelly Brannon and Marianna Levant. Juan Chavez, aka DJ Wellington, spins. Free, 7-11pm. 901 Leavitt, 1st Foor (northeast corner of Iowa and Leavitt). For more info contact raybo79hotmailcom.



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