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Thursday, September 19

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Celebration @ Empty Bottle

Touring on the attention being awarded to their excellent sophmore LP, The Modern Tribe, 4AD recording artists Celebration are playing the Bottle tonight. If you're in town and looking for a show, this is definitely the one to catch. Kill Me Tomorrow and Aleks & the Drummer share the supporting bill. See our Transmission page for more details. 1035 N. Western Ave. Showtime is 10pm, and tickets are $8.

Eraserhead @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a week-long screening of a new 35mm print of David Lynch's amazing 1977 classic Eraserhead. Just cut them up like regular chickens. Eraserhead plays through November 29; see the Film Center site for a complete schedule. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Drinking and Writing IV: The 12 Steps of Christmas opens

The gin-soaked geniuses of Drinking and Writing -- exploring the connection between creativity and alcohol since 2002 -- launch their holiday show tonight in the lobby bar of the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. Nothing says Christmas cheer like Bukowski, Kerouac, Capote, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway! The show starts at 10:30, and tickets are $15.

Drinking and Writing IV: The 12 Steps of Christmas opens

The gin-soaked geniuses of Drinking and Writing -- exploring the connection between creativity and alcohol since 2002 -- launch their holiday show tonight in the lobby bar of the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. Nothing says Christmas cheer like Bukowski, Kerouac, Capote, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway! The show starts at 10:30, and tickets are $15.

Midnight Movie: Pink Floyd's The Wall

The Music Box Theatre (3733 N Southport Ave) will be hosting a midnight showing of Pink Floyd’s The Wall November 23 and 24. Based on the best selling album by Pink Floyd, the cult classic combines animation and live action in to create a maddeningly often misunderstood film. Visit the Music Box’s website for details or call 773-871-6604.

MIA/Low B and Cool Kids @ The Vic

M.I.A./Low B and Cool Kids @ The Vic Theatre. Show at 8 PM.

Peter Cunningham @ Weeds

Peter Cunningham, founder of the Bread and Butter Forum at Second City, will perform with his old garage band at Weeds, 1555 N. Dayton, Friday, Nov. 23 "around 9:30 p.m." According to the band: "Real cutting edge stuff -- blues, country, Dylan, Stones, a few originals."

Celebration, Aleks & The Drummer At The Bottle

Tripped out soulsters Celebration come to town for a post-Thanksgiving show with local favs Aleks and the Drummer. Kill Me Tomorrow plays as well. $8 with a 10 p.m. start time.

Fetor Releases/Records At Ronny's

Not too many bands have a CD release party and record a live show in the same night, but Fetor is doing just that. Playing with Daniel Knox and Twin Wrecks The Memory. $5 with a start time of p.m. Ronny's is located at 2101 N California Ave.

 

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