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Friday, September 29

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You Asked For It! premiere @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present the premiere of their latest prime time show "You Asked For It!", directed by Neo-Futurist founder Greg Allen. "You Asked For It!" follows the ideas of artists Komar and Melamid and attempts to present plays based on the most-wanted and least-wanted theatrical elements, as determined by a survey conducted by Allen last year. "You Asked For It!" will run through March 3 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; showtime is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors/students with ID, and pay-what-you-can on Thursday nights. For tickets, see the Neo-Futurist Website or call the theater. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Deerhoof @ Metro

Popular-with-the-Pitchfork-set Deerhoof play the Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street. Busdriver, Trin Tran, and Maps & Atlases open. All ages, $13, 6 PM, tickets here.

Oops @ Heaven Gallery

Oops is a reading series featuring humorous memoirs, diary entries and stories of past experiences. Live music by singer/songwriter Angie Ma and Protest Heaven jazz will follow the reading. $7 at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 7pm. Email oopsread[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.

Abraham Lincoln Panel @ Newberry Library

Authors and Lincoln scholars Douglas L. Wilson and Joshua Wolf Shenk will talk about their respective biographies of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, in this free event at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton St.). Rachel Bohlman, the library's liason to the regional Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will also be on hand to moderate the discussion. The event begins at 10am. Call 312-255-3520 or visit the website for more information.

J. Robbins Benefit @ Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle is host to a benefit for J. Robbins (Burning Airlines, Channels, Jawbox) and family, to help pay for therapy for their newborn Callum, who has Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare genetic motor neuron disease. For just $15 (donate more if you can), the evening includes performances by Eleventh Dream Day, Chin Up Chin Up, Bobby Conn, The Life and Times and Red Eyed Legends. 21 and over.

Meet "The Fridge"

Good ole' #72, William "The Refrigerator" Perry will be signing autographs at the Costco Wholesale Club in Mt. Prospect, IL, from 3-5pm. Maybe he completes your collection of '85 Bears autographs? Maybe you just need to buy in bulk?
999 Elmhurst Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. 1-847-660-2001.

Jazz Fair @ Cultural Center

The Jazz Institute of Chicago joins with the Chicago Cultural Center in presenting a weekend of free jazz programming. Starting at 11:30 PM and ending around 5 PM, a program of jazz films screens in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. 77 E Randolph Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Pickpocket @ Music Box

The Music Box presents a festival of films distributed by Janus Films, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This weekend they're showing the Robert Bresson film Pickpocket. The film screens today and tomorrow at 11:30 AM. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Antonio Gaudi @ Film Center

The 1985 film about the remarkable Barcelona architect is showing this afternoon at 3:15 PM. 164 N State Street. $5 to $9. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Felting Demo @ Chicago Tourism Center

Laura Kochevar demonstrates how felt is made. Browse through her work and make your own felted beads. 11 AM to 4 PM. Complimentary materials are provided. Free. 72 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

Trinie Dalton and Steve Krakow @ Quimby's

Tonight at 8pm at Quimby's bookstore, Arthur Magazine and Drag City present: Trinie Dalton is the author of Wide Eyed (Akashic) and co-editor of Dear New Girl Or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney's). She has published zines such as Werewolf Express and Touch of Class/Sweet California Unicorns and has contributed to a variety of magazines such as Arthur, Nerve and The Believer. Ms. Dalton will talk with Steve Krakow (Galactic Zoo Dossier, Plastic Crimewave Sound) about zines and other subcultural things.



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