Long time artist, Steven Szegedi, AKA Vaucanson's Workshop is introducing his work to a wider audience with his exhibition, Sergeant Vaucanson's Raree-Show, at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S State Street (eighth floor), from today until May 30th. Steven has a studio at the Bridgeport Art Center as well and will be having open studios in the near future.
This evening at 6pm, Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.) and the University of Chicago's Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies bring together two prominent Bulgarian authors with their translators. In addition to reading from their novels, Virginia Zaharieva and Albena Stambolova will discuss what it was like to collaborate on their translations with Angela Rodel and Olga Nikolova, respectively. Preview in Book Club. Free.
Block Cinema at Northwestern, 40 Arts Circle Dr., presents Moroccan Chronicles: The Films of Moumen Smihi, April 10-11 and 17-18. Tonight's screening is a double feature of Girls and Swallows and Tanjawi: The Sorrows of a Young Tangerian, at 7pm. Admission is free.
Harmonica Dunn presents Funk Fest Chicago tonight and Saturday at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. Tonight's lineup includes BQ, Swamp Heat, The New Sound Underground, Low Spark, The Need and the Night (Gina Bloom and Chuck Sansone of The Congregation) and DJ Mr. GAC. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, which opens at 8pm. Two day passes are available for $20. 17+
Kid Sister plays her first Chicago show in awhile tonight at Reggies, 2105 S. State St., with ShowYouSuck, Syd Tha Kid and Angel opening. Doors are at 8:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 18+
"Do you wanna join the PROFESSIONALS?" The Music Box presents a midnight screening of the 1982 cult film Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains this weekend. If you haven't seen Diane Ladd and Laura Dern in a punk band before, this is your chance! Screening details at the Music Box Website. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.