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Saturday, March 6

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The Felix Culpa @ Metro

The Felix Culpa perform their last show in Chicago (they're on a farewell tour) at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight with Mondays Hero, Sainthood Reps and El Oso. Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 5:45pm. Tickets are $11. All ages.

"Chicago Women of Song" @ Harris Theater for Music and Dance

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, hosts Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's 15th anniversary season finale with "Chicago Women of Song," a dance tribute performance featuring the music of native Chicago female Soul/R&B singers including Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, Mavis Staples and Jennifer Hudson. This one night only performance begins at 8pm; tickets are $40-$65. For more information, call 312-334-7777.

ShopColumbia Holiday Market

ShopColumbia's Holiday Market runs today and tomorrow, Dec. 9-10, at 623 S. Wabash Ave. Browse artwork, crafts and gift items made by Columbia students and alumni. The shop is open from 11am to 7pm today, with a reception from 4pm to 7pm.

The Greenhorns @ The Plant

The Greenhorns, a documentary about the challenges facing young farmers in America, screens at The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., tonight at 7:30pm. A discussion with five local farmers will follow the film. Tickets are $7 if you RSVP by Dec. 7, $10 at the door. Admission includes popcorn and beer (if you're 21).

The Nutcracker by the Joffrey Ballet @ Auditorium Theatre

The Joffrey Ballet presents its opening night of The Nutcracker tonight at 7pm at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway. Tickets to this holiday classic range in price from $30-$115.

Project Onward Holiday Sale @ Chicago Cultural Center

The Project Onward Holiday Sale will be selling original artwork on note cards, book marks, and hand-painted holiday ornaments by local artists in the Garland Room at the Chicago Cultural Center today. Featured artists will also take part in painting original portraits for $20 a piece or $100 for six pieces. Sittings for portraits can be reserved at (312) 744-8032 or

Pete Rock @ The Shrine

Pete Rock, from the veteran hip-hop duo Pete Rock and Cl Smooth, will be spinning classic hip-hop, soul, breaks and rare grooves at The Shrine tonight. Tickets are available online for $15. Doors open at 9pm. 21+

Tao Lin at Columbia College

Columbia College's student reading series Silver Tongue welcomes author Tao Lin. He will be lecturing on his new column "drug related photoshop art" for Vice magazine. Afterwards, participants from the audience will be called up to take part in an interactive conversation with the author. The event is at 618 S. Michigan, 2nd floor, Stage Two, at 6pm. It's free and open to the public.

Andy Warhol's Empire @ Art Institute

Warhol's massive 1964 film Empire, clocking in at just a little over eight hours and consisting of a single shot of New York City's Empire State Building, will be projected from the Art Institute's Modern Wing onto the 12 upper stories of the Aon Center this Friday. A joint project between the Graham Foundation and the Art Institute, the screening marks the opening of the Institute's new exhibit Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977. The outdoor screening will take place from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.



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