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Wednesday, December 7
The Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts Apocalypsa, an all-ages "end of the world" party and fundraiser benefiting Toys for Tots. The Earth Program, The Sweeps, Jennifer Hall, The Black Tape, Doleful Lions, Peekaboos and Bill Tucker perform live, and a collection of holiday themed cartoons, clips and shorts will screen. Doors open at 7pm.
Panda Riot, The Bright White, The Second, Panther Style and Adam Ashbach perform tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are $12, or $8 with a donation of winter gear (coats, gloves, hats, mittens, etc.). Doors open at 7pm. 18+
Found video artist collective Everything is Terrible! present a Holiday Special at 7:30pm tonight at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. They describe it as "a millennium's worth of VHS memories of misplaced sentimentalities, fist fights over toys for tots, erotic Santas, Nazi elves, and an endless parade of singing kids." Why would you not go? Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 18+
Collaboraction, a groundbreaking Chicago arts organization, along with acclaimed burlesque sensation Angela Eve, cordially invite you to the Metropolis Ball 2012: a decadent and interactive night filled with Burlesque, art, music, dancing, physical theater, fashion and a sexy circus. Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 8:30pm Collaboraction Speakeasy Space,3rd floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building 1579 N. Milwaukee. Tix- $75 and up.
The Viaduct Theatre's annual Toy Drive Show, benefiting AngelTree.org, is tonight at 10pm. The Killer, Weekend Nachos, Enabler, Like Rats and The Ox King perform. Tickets are $10; bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Doors open at 9pm at 3111 N. Western Ave. 18+