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Friday, October 7

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Vaudezilla's Bartop Burlesque @ The Blue Bayou

The broads of Vaudezilla are back on the Blue Bayou's bartop for a night of free burlesque! Stop by 3734 N. Southport Avenue tonight for their weekly 10pm show. Hosted by Dick Dijon, the show features a bevy of beauties including Red Hot Annie and Siren Jinx. Visit Vaudezilla's website for more details and a complete list of performers.

It's a Wonderful Life (Live) @ The Claudia Cassidy Theater

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the classic holiday story of George Bailey, Clarence the angel, and the town of Bedford Falls. Performed live by AFTRA/SAG radio voice actors, sound effects artists and musicians. Free at the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. Show starts at 7pm. For more information visit The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs' website.

What Does it Say to You Student Show @ Spertus

Tonight, seven art students from Columbia College and SAIC present original artworks in response to Spertus Museum's current exhibition What Does It Say to You? These student artists have met weekly to discuss the roles that cultural identity, religious perspective, and formal training play in the way that they create and experience art. The pieces on display are their physical manifestations of those discussions. These works will be temporarily installed alongside the Spertus exhibition for a special reception tonight. Students will speak about their work and artistic process at 6:30pm. Admission is $7, $5 for seniors, and free for students with ID and Spertus members. Spertus is located at 610 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago Underwater Hockey @ Kennedy-King College

It's like Patrick Kane meets Mark Spitz: underwater hockey. Swimmers looking to give a twist to their usual exercise routine are encourage to head out to Kennedy-King College, 700 W. 63rd St., on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9pm for underwater hockey practice. Beginners are welcome at the practices but asked to call ahead of time to make sure organizers can provide extra equipment.

Joe Hardesty Artist Talk @ Western Exhibitions

Joe Hardesty was the 2008 recipient of SAIC's Jacques and Natasha Gelman Travel Fellowship upon receiving his MFA from SAIC last year. Hardesty will discuss his current solo show at Western Exhibitions and the work he created during his fellowship year in Germany and his travels through central Europe. The lecture begins at 5:30pm. Western Exhibitions is located at 119 N. Peoria, Suite 2A. Contact them at 312-480-8390 for more information.



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