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Tuesday, March 28
Local actor and mime artist Dean Evans presents a remount of his fantastic show Magical Exploding Boy at Next Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (927 Noyes Street, Evanston). If you don't think you want to see an evening of wordless mime, you're wrong; Evans has the ability to tell a compelling story through body language, some cleverly chosen props, and a heaping tablespoon of talent. The show runs tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm, and Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
This is renowned local artist and SAIC instructor Richard Hull's first solo show at Western Exhibitions. Gallery 1 will be devoted to paintings and in Gallery 2, Hull will show one large charcoal drawing of a concentrically repetitive amoeba-like form, two crayon drawings and two watercolors featuring imagery related to his Klein bottle inside/outside concerns. Click here for images of his work. Western Exhibitions is located at 119 N. Peoria, Suite 2A. The reception is from 5-8pm tonight. Click here for more information.
Chicago's favorite burlesque troupe Vaudezilla attacks tonight with 'Broadzilla! The Burlesque Beast!' Stop by the Exit (1315 W North Avenue) tonight for two totally different burlesque sets chock-full of twirling tassels and sequined panties at 10:30pm and 1am. There is no cover and no reason not to show up since the show features some of hottest acts since the Chicago fire including Wham Bam Pam, Jeez Loueez, Bonny Babs, and more. Visit Vaudezilla's website for a full list of dancers as well as other upcoming events.
This Friday, the Viaduct (3111 N. Western; yes, under the overpass) will host one of its semi-regular evenings of experimental electronics, featuring touring acts Sissy Spacek (featuring noise/metal jack-of-all-trades John Wiese [also formerly of Sun o))) and Bastard Noise]) and the ad-hoc pairing of Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles. Opening the show will be Chicago's own legendary dark ambient/industrial noise pioneers Illusion of Safety. Admission is $5, and the show starts at 10:30 p.m. More information at Transmission.
The monthly GB Get-Together returns to Clark Street Ale House, 742 N. Clark St., for this month. Meet Gapers Block staffers and readers in the front portion of the bar between 8pm and 11pm. Keep your eye out for stickers and folks wearing our distinctive t-shirts.