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Tuesday, May 21

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Open Studios @ Fine Arts Building

Every second Friday of each month, the Fine Arts Building, located at 410 S. Michigan Ave., opens their doors and studios to the public for a free evening event. Starting from 5pm and ending at 9pm, the event will include fiber artists, musicians, yoga, and tap dancing lessons.

Living to Work Together Exhibition @ Roman Susan

Roman Susan, 1224 W. Loyola Ave., celebrates the opening of an exhibition of work by the artists Marissa Neuman and Alex Bradley Cohen tonight at 6pm. The show will be up for viewing until the 23rd of January.

Boys Will Be Boys Exhibition @ Mana Contemporary

From 6 to 9pm tonight, Mana Contemporary, 2233 S. Throop St.,5th floor, and Ordinary Projects host an opening reception for the Polish American artist, Kasia Ozga, and her solo show "Boys Will Be Boys."

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival runs Jan. 8-18 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The schedule tonight includes 16 shows on four stages, running at 7, 8, 9 and 10pm. Tickets are $15 per show, $47 for a one-night pass, or $150 for a festival pass.

Fillet of Solo Festival

Lifeline Theatre's 18th annual Fillet of Solo Festival of solo performances and storytelling runs Jan. 9-25. Performances are held at the Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., and the Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets are $10 per show or $50 for a festival pass, and are available online or at the Lifeline box office.

Lifeline Theatre
7pm - Story Club
8:30pm - Stir-Friday Night!

Heartland Studio Theatre
7pm - GayCo
8:30pm - Lifeline Storytelling Project
10pm - enSolo

Pipeworks & Big Lebowski @ Logan Theatre

Tonight from 7 to 10pm, Pipeworks Brewing celebrates the release of Hey Careful Man, There’s a Beverage Here, its White Russian Imperial Stout, at the Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., followed by The Big Lebowski at 10:30pm. The reception is free; the beer is $8 a glass and the movie is $7.50. 21+ to drink.

Alex Bradley Cohen & Marissa Neuman @ Roman Susan Gallery

Roman Susan, located at 1224 West Loyola Avenue, will be featuring the works of Alex Bradley Cohen and Marissa Neuman this evening from 6-9PM. The exhibition, "Living to Work Together" will be on view until January 23rd.

Compass Cabaret 55 @ Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., presents a screening of Compass Cabaret 55, a documentary about the famous Compass Players (forerunners of Second City). The director will be in attendance for the screening at 8pm. Advance tickets are $11 ($6 for members) and are available at the Film Center website or by calling the box office at 312-846-2085.

Sons of the Silent Age @ Metro

Chris Connelly brings Sons of the Silent Age, his David Bowie tribute band, back to the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight at 8pm for a show celebrating the Thin White Duke's birthday. Plus, Michael Shannon, Robbie Fulks and Jason Narducy play the music of Lou Reed; Angela Eve brings her Eve's Parlor burlesque troupe; and DJ Heaven Malone spins. Tickets are $18 in advance, $21 at the door. 21+

Royale @ Lincoln Hall

Royale celebrates the release of its new album, Out of Season, with a concert tonight at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Queen Buzz and Highdiver open. Tickets are $12, doors open at 9pm. 21+



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