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Saturday, January 21
The 10th annual Creative Chicago Expo runs today and Saturday from 10am to 4pm in the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Attend workshops and browse vendors all day, and catch keynotes by Thirst's Rick Valicenti and Pitchfork's Chris Kaskie today at 10:30am and 3pm, respectively. Admission is free.
Tonight, Uncharted Books, 2630 N. Milwaukee Ave., welcomes G. D. Brennan III reading from Ninety-Seven to Three. The title comes from an anecdote in Keith Richards' biography about the cut ratio for a particularly potent heroin strain. A series of "battle rap responses to classic rock songs," the author calls it "a short, punchy collection of ten poems...a concept album of poems." Reading hosted by Tortoise Books and Back to Print and starts at 7pm.
Starting Friday, March 1st, The Neo-Futurists will be debuting they newest production- Analog. Analog is an experimental play following Kurt Chiang's real-life process of transcribing Lord of The Flies is collaged with the personal narratives of five different writer-performers in this visceral exploration of the concept of "Fate."
Playing at The Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland)
March 1- April 6 2013
Order Tickets: $20 ($10 for students/ seniors with ID)
Burlesque Le'Moustache presents "Gospel for the Guilty," an evening of burlesque at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. Danielle Colby of "American Pickers" on the History Channel is among the performers. Doors open at 8pm, show's at 9pm. Tickets are $20.
Many Places celebrate the release of their EP with a show tonight at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., with Project Film and Marko Casso opening. Tickets are $8 in advance or at the door. Doors open at 9pm, show's at 10pm. 21+ Read our preview in Transmission.
Talk Hard is a weekly and uncensored late night talk show which brandishes locally as well as nationally known guests and is hosted by the versatile comedic spork, Jamie Campbell. This weeks' line-up is stacked with one of pro-wrestlings' most-decorated female champions Lisa Marie Varon, internet-sensation and long-lost lesbian sister of the Kardashian's, Kam Kardashian, with the music of Danny Black. The show starts at midnight and is at Comedy Sportz, located at 929 W. Belmont, tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Comedy Sportz box office.