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Monday, December 11

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Facets Fright School: Nekromantik

Facets Cinematheque presents the latest in their current series of midnight movies, Facets Fright School. Tonight's film is Nekromantik from 1987, a German film about a street sweeper who takes home a corpse to his wife. Trouble naturally ensues. Nekromantik will be presented by Facets video consultant Chris Damen. Facets Fright School starts tonight at midnight. Admission is $5. For more information about Facets Fright School please contact Susan Doll at (800) 331-6197. Facets: 1517 W. Fullerton.

Yakuo Yokoshi's "Tyler Tyler" @ The Dance Center

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Hiroshima-born choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi. Yokoshi's work "Tyler Tyler," offers a contemporary perspective on Kabuki Su-odori dance, a stripped-down form of Kabuki that has been reverred for its purity and simplicity. Chicagoans can take advantage of this rare opportunity to view Kabuki Su-odori through a contemporary lens at 8 pm, at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. Tickets are $26-30, and may be purchased via The Dance Center website.

Nerd-O-Ween 2.0

The Chicago Nerds Social Club present their second annual Nerd-O-Ween celebration tonight at Flounders Bar & Grill (2201 N. Clybourn) starting at 8pm. Dressing in costume is encouraged, and prizes will be given out for the best, silliest, most accurate, nerdiest and most original costumes. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door, or free if you bring a Nerd O'Lantern (a jack o'lantern with a nerdy carving). See the Chicago Nerds Website for full details and to purchase tickets.

Horror Plays @ Prop Theatre

Cock & Bull Theatre presents the final weekend of splatter fest Axe Lizzie & The Possession of Alice Von Truskin, written and directed by Chris Garcia Peak. Performances are for ages 18 and over only, and take place at Prop Theatre, 3502 N Elston, 8 pm. Tickets are $20 -$25 (student discount available), and may be purchased at,, or 866-811-4111.

It's Your Funeral @ Tattoo Factory Gallery

The Tattoo Factory Gallery (4443 N. Broadway) presents the opening night of It's your Funeral, an art show inspired by death. Sounds fun, no? The opening is tonight at 6pm. For more information see the gallery's Facebook page.

Porgy and Bess @ South Shore Cultural Center

See the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago's concert performance of George Gershwin's legendary opera Porgy and Bess tonight at 7pm at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. Contact 773-684-8514 for more information.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ The Music Box Theatre

You saw Rachel, Finn, Kurt and the rest of the Gleeks sing the songs, now see the film that started it all: The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight at the Music Box Theatre! Also on sale is at the theatre is The Midnight Madness Virgin Kit which contains all you need for a Rocky Horror showing (Balloon, Glow Stick, Time Warp Flier, Rubber Glove, Noisemaker, Confetti Bag, Toilet Paper, Party Hat, Sponge, Paper Plates, Cards, and Instructions). The show starts at midnight and runs through Saturday! The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N. Southport.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba @ Auditorium Theatre

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba lights up Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre with flamenco, ballet and contemporary dance set to Spanish and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The company, made up of eighteen female dancers, celebrates the uniqueness of Cuban culture in this lively engagement. The performance takes place at 8 pm at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets run $30-69 and may be purchased by phone at 800.982.ARTS (2787), online at, or at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office, 50 E. Congress Parkway.

Digital Excellence Conference @ DePaul

Chicago's 1st Neighborhood Digital Excellence Conference & Technology Fair will take place from 8AM to 5PM at DePaul University's Egan Urban Center (1 East Jackson Boulevard, BASEMENT). You can register for the conference online or in person at the conference. The cost of the conference is $100, however, Scholarships and Discounts are available if you contact the organizers at 312-473-0373. For more information, see the website.



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