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Friday, February 3

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Acme Miniature Flea Circus @ Intuit

Chicagoans get their first chance to witness trained insects in action as the Acme Flea Circus makes its Chicago premiere this weekend at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tonight's performance is at 6:30pm. Admission is $12, $10 for students, seniors, and members, and $8 for children under 12. More information and tickets available here, or by calling 312-243-9088.

Free Midnight Dance Jam @ Hubbard Street Dance

Beginning at midnight, Hubbard Street Dance Center teaching artist Dionna PridGeon will lead a Midnight Dance Jam, a free jazz funk class incorporating elements of jazz and hip hop. The two-hour-long Midnight Dance Jam is free and open to all proficiency levels.

Pre-registration by phone at 312-850-9766 is required. Participants ages 15 to 17 require parent approval. The dance center is located at 1147 W. Jackson Blvd. See the events page on the dance center's website for more information.

Frederick Wiseman @ DePaul

Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman gives a free (!) lecture tonight at Schmitt Academic Center (2320 N. Kenmore) on the DePaul campus. The lecture starts at 7 PM and is free and open to the public. See also Slowdown for Sunday, March 1 where Wiseman will be introducing screenings of his films Titicut Follies and Public Housing. For more information call (773) 991-2959.

These Are Powers @ Hideout

The sometimes-Brooklyn/sometimes-Chicago based trio These Are Powers arrive in town tonight to play a headlining set at the Hideout. They're currently on tour to support the release of their new All Aboard Future EP. Tonight's show marks the EP's official release party. Local favorites Bird Names open. A bonus dance party is scheduled to follow, featuring Gatekeeper and (Mahjongg-affiliated) DJs Hunter Hussar and Alex Valentine. The show starts at 10pm, and tickets are $10. 1354 West Wabansia. Check our Transmission page for more details.

GB Get-Together @ Gingerman

We're meeting once again at the Gingerman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., from 8pm to 11pm for our monthly Get-Together. Look for us in the pool room -- you'll know us by the GB stickers on the table and the fact that we're ignoring the pool tables.



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