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Sunday, December 15

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Jeff Tweedy @ the Vic

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is playing at the Vic (3145 N Sheffield) at 8PM. The event benefits Youth Scholarship and tickets are a hefty $100. For more information call the Vic (773-472-0366) or visit the Ticketmaster page.

Do The Right Thing @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a retrospective of the work of director Spike Lee throughout the month. Tonight the Film Center will screen Lee's Do The Right Thing from 1989. The film will also be screened on the evening of Tuesday, April 10 where it will be accompanied by a lecture and discussion from teacher and author Jacqueline Stewart. The film screens tonight at 6:00 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Wrath First Fridays @ MCA

April's wrath theme for First Fridays is the fourth of the seven deadly sins themes for First Fridays. The MCA invites guests to watch the Wheelers roller derby women skate on the MCA plaza, create voodoo dolls, destroy photo and paper memories of old loves at the "Shred Your Ex" station, watch kick-boxing demos by Equinox, listen to the sounds of DJ Megan Taylor and DJ Emily Hard, enjoy the iMac Digital Dating bar, and dine on Wolfgang Puck hors d'oeuvres. The event also unveils the April UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work exhibition featuring local artist Amy Mayfield.

Admission includes complimentary treats catered by Wolfgang Puck. A cash bar is open until 9:30 pm. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.

IG Culture @ Lava Lounge

West London don IG Culture drops in on the Windy City for a set the way only IG can do it. Filled with broken-beat gems and classics, a heavy does of boogie and whatever else he might throw down (house, afro-beat, hip-hop) all wrapped up with the unmistakable style of IG serving as MC/D -- like that of his native Jamaica, drenched in delay and reverb. Joining him on the decks are Deeper Soul Recordings resident DJ’s Josh Deep & Dom Ritmo. At the Lava Lounge, 270 N. Milwaukee Ave. (773) 342-5282. 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

David van Alphen Opening @ Rotofugi Gallery

David van Alphen, artist and owner of DvA Gallery, shows new works at Rotofugi Gallery this month. The opening reception is tonight from 7pm to 11pm at 1953-55 W. Chicago Ave. More info here.

Dollar Store @ Hideout

It's the first Friday of the month, which means it's time for another Dollar Store show! Reading at this show will be writer James Kennedy, Second City TourCo member Sarah Haskins and Neo-Futurist/Theater Oobleckian Diana Slickman. Co-hosted by Jonathan Messinger and Jeremy Sosenko (who will soon be moving out of the city, so this will be Jeremy's last show). 7pm at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia; $1 gets you in. Call 773-227-4433 for more information.

Dave Fischoff, Aaron Dilloway, Mark Solotroff @ Columbia College (FREE!)

Tonight at 6 p.m. (don't go home after work!), as part of the viral:CULTURE symposium at Columbia College, you can check out three extraordinary avant-garde musicians - Secretly Canadian recording artist Dave Fischoff, Aaron Dilloway (ex-Wolf Eyes), and Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded, the Fortieth Day, Bloodlust! record label). Did I mention free, and early? Hokin Annex, 623 S. Wabash.

 

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