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Wednesday, June 20

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Apocalypsa End of the World Party

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 @ Schubas

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+

Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special

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+

3rd Annual New Year's Eve Metropolis Ball

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 Bad Plus @ Jazz Showcase

Contemporary jazz trio The Bad Plus play a four-night stand at Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Dec. 20-23. Shows are at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $25. 21+

Viaduct Theatre Toy Drive Show

The Viaduct Theatre's annual Toy Drive Show, benefiting, 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+

Soul Summit Dance Party @ Double Door

The Soul Summit DJs put on a free dance party at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight at 9pm, with special guest Esteban LaGroue. 21+



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