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Friday, April 28
If you've been to the Empty Bottle and wondered "What the heck is that cat doing here?" then you've met Radley. Seems the years haven't been to kind to the old kitty, and he's going to need some vet attention. Come on out and dance dance dance to help out the best bar kitty this side of anywhere. DJ Alex Valentine, Hologram Trav, Willy May, DJ Hugsen Kissus, and DJ Miles Raymer spin. $3! 9pm. 1035 N. Westen Ave. 773-276-3600 More in Transmission.
The Gene Siskel Film Center continues its month-long screening of the work of Jim Henson with a showing of the 1979 classic The Muppet Movie. Kermit rides a bike, he hooks up with Miss Piggy, and Orson Welles shows up for some reason. The movie screens this afternoon at 2pm, and again on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:45pm. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. For more information call (312) 846-2600.
Stuff your hearts with American flavored music: Samuel Barber, Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Aaron Copland, Vitebsk; Chicago composer James Mattern, Sonata Breve for brass quintet; and Michael Tilson Thomas, Street Song. As part of ICA's philanthropic and educational mission, a student ensemble from the Midwest Young Artists will also perform. Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $7 for students. St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St. See www.icamusic.org for more info.
Innervation Dance Cooperative brings together dancers and choreographers with varied backgrounds, mixes 'em up, and creates an eclectic contemporary dance aesthetic on stage. Featuring seven world premieres and three re-staged pieces from nine different choreographers, with dances ranging from introspective to comedic to joyful, you're sure to find something to your liking at their fall concert, "Nothing in Common."
Two performances today, at 3pm and 7pm The Galaxie, 2603 W. Barry. Tickets are $15 ($12 students/seniors/artists with resumes). Email email@example.com or call Innervation at 773.230.2168.
Edward S. Curtis' 1914 silent film In the Land of the Headhunters was the first to exclusively star Native North Americans. It was recently restored and will be shown today at 10am (and tomorrow at 10:30am) at the Field Museum. Stick around afterwards for a discussion with historians Dr. Aaron Glass and Dr. Brad Evans and descendants of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation, featured in the film. 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Admission is free. More details on the Field website.