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Friday, December 9

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Art show @ Sacred Art

Sacred Art, the Roscoe Village store that sells hand-made wares from local crafters, presents its final art show of the year. Come see new artwork by Anastasia Makarenko, Joe Smigielski, and Citizen Shay. There will also be complimentary drinks and massages by Roscoe Village masseuse Brandy Ware. The show happens tonight from 7:00 to 9:00, and admission is free. Sacred Art: 2040 W. Roscoe. (773) 404-8790.

Starship Troopers @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center is running a series of science fiction films through the end of the year. This week's film is the Paul Verhoeven film Starship Troopers. The film screens tonight at 6:00 PM, and again on Tuesday the 21st at 6:00. The Tuesday night screening will also include a lecture/discussion by SAIC professor Jim Trainor. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Jazz Fusion @ Athenaeum Theatre

Part of Dance Chicago's month-long celebration of Chicago's dance companies, this evening's program focuses on jazz, tap, and other contemporary dance forms. 8 PM, 2936 N Southport. $20. For more information, visit the website.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ Harris Theater

As part of Global Rhythms 2, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents a new show by Sheketak, from Israel, featuring percussive dance, hip-hop, live music, and "a new universe of sights and sounds." Tickets range from $15 to $55 for the performance, which begins at 8 PM. 205 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-334-7777 or visit the website.

Pearls & Brass @ Empty Bottle

Pearls & Brass from Nazareth, Pennsylvania play a brand of rock music in the same vein as early Yardbirds and a dronier Queens of the Stone Age. "Sludge" and "chug" would both be appropriate words to describe their riff-heavy songs. They'll headline the Empty Bottle at 1035 N. Western in support of their latest album, The Indian Tower on Drag City. For more information, visit the Empty Bottle.

Andrew Bird @ Logan Square Auditorium

With the Occidental Brothers. 8:30 PM, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd. Tickets $16; available here.

Diplo, Flosstradamus @ Smart Bar

Tonight, get a mega-dose of hotness before the winter months set in as Diplo headlines with a guest DJ appearance at Smart Bar. Local party sensations Flosstradamus will also be manning the decks for an opening set, as will Bald Eagle of the Life During Wartime DJs crew. Expect a full house and nonstop movement on the dancefloor. 3730 N. Clark. Doors open at 10pm, tickets are $15. Info here.



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