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Friday, December 9

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Umbrella Music Festival @ The Hungry Brain

Umbrella Music Festival of Jazz and Improvisation continues at The Hungry Brain. Read more in Transmission. 2319 W. Belmont. 773-935-2118. www.emergingimporvisers.org. $15 suggested donation.

9pm: Baker/Williams/Sandstrom/Hunt
10pm: Taylor Ho Bynum Quintet
11pm: John Tchicai Septet

The Dark Crystal @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center continues its month-long screening of the work of Jim Henson with a showing of the 1982 film The Dark Crystal. The film screens this afternoon at 4:30 PM, and again on Tuesday, November 11 at 6 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Jim Henson's Commercials & Experiments @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center continues it month-long celebration of the work of Jim Henson by screening a 90-minute program of Henson's commercial and experimental film work. Expect to see such amazing pieces as "Limbo: The Organized Mind" and the highly enigmatic "Time Piece". David Rudman, producer and puppeteer, will host the event (and will be available for signing Muppet memorabilia after the show). The program screens this afternoon at 2 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Chicago Filipino American Film Festival @ Portage Theater

The Chicago Filipino American Film Festival begins its final day with a 1:00 pm screening of 1954's Jack and Jill starring Dolphy, aka the Philippines' "King of Comedy". Tickets for each movie are $10, with a Sunday daily pass costing $20. Students and seniors can request free day passes here. 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641

Jaguar Love @ Abbey Pub

Japan's Polysics are in town to rock out with Jaguar Love (Pretty Girls Make Graves + The Blood Brothers) and Brooklyn's Black Goldtonight at The Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St. Doors open at 8pm, show starts 9pm. Tickets are $15. 18+

 

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