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Friday, February 3

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The Changes, +/- @ Schubas

The Changes play two shows with +/- tonight at Schubas. 7pm and 10:30pm (the 7pm show is 18+). $12. 3159 N. Southport.

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.

Stitch and Sew Indie Fashion Show @ The Alley

The Alley and Milio’s Hair Salon present the “Stitch and Sew Indie Fashion Show” tonight from 7pm to midnight at the Alley, 3228 N. Clark. Fashions both of the Alley's ilk and not will be modeled on a runway to the sound of DJs Machine Media and Damen Keller. Should be fun, and watching is free. More info here.

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.

Handmade Market @ Empty Bottle

If you're interested in handmade jewelry, clothing, handbags, and other artsy items, head to the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., from noon to 4:30pm for the Handmade Market. Check out for more details.

Covers for Cover Benefiting Deborah's Place @ Empty Bottle

"Covers for Cover" is an evening of rocking female cover bands benefiting Deborah's Place at the Empty Bottle tonight. Deborah's Place, an organization that helps homeless women, deserves your money, and you can give thanks by doing just that, plus get a bonus dose of ear candy with the following lineup, which include members of punk circus band, Mucca Pazza, the Asian American pop trio, Kim, and WLUW DJs.:
Rah! Rah! Replica slay Bikini Kill, Blitzkrieg Bopz kick The Ramones, Ragazza Pazza rocks punk, Girls on Film loves Duran Duran, Manatella kisses Flaming Lips, Broad Tosser rips The Sonics, with special appearances by roller derby queens Chi*Town Sirens. The evening will be hosted by Rattina, puppet co-host of Chic-A-Go-Go. Music starts at 10pm, and it's just $10 ($8 if you bring new toiletries to donate).

Trunk Show @ Cultural Center

To help you prepare for the holidays, the Shop at the Cultural Center is hosting trunk shows by local artisans and designers every Saturday in November and December before Christmas. Nibble on snacks as you browse.11 AM to 3 PM, 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Andrew Bird @ Logan Square Auditorium

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

Vomitorium with AgitProp @ 40000

Make this Thanksgiving weekend into a Roman holiday as the gallery 40000 presents Vomitorium With AgitProp, a one-night-only art opening and party curated by Chicago multimedia artist Philip von Zweck. Featuring contributions from over a dozen local artists (and a few out-of-towners), the event reportedly will feature artworks that address "the excesses that define and destroy contemporary American culture." The decadence takes place from 7pm-midnight. 119 N. Peoria, #2C. Free.



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