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Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 17:08
1. Moombahton Massacre at the Metro, 1/13
This relatively new subgenre of electronic dance music that marries dancehall beats to slowed-down electro finally hits Chicago in a big way after Moombahton Massive concerts have toured the country a la Warped Tour. The 18+ show features Nadastrom, one half of which is Dave Nada, who is credited with creating the genre in 2009, as well as Chicago native artists Willy Joy and Team Bayside High. Check out metrochicago.com for more info.
2. Collaboraction presents "Dark Play or Stories for Boys" at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1/12-15
This play was based on a true tale of a British boy who goes down a dark path into virtual world. The playwright to this play is Carlos Murillo, the Associate Professor at the Theatre School. Love, obsession, betrayal, death and frightening emotion run this performance. Visit theflatironproject.com for more.
3. Robyn Showcase: The Polar Dance Party at Berlin, 1/15
One of the most unique dance spots in the city is hosting a 21+ all-things-Scandinavia dance party. Swedish pop/disco/dance/electro queen will be the main focus of music and videos. The cover is free and DJ Greg Haus will spin until 4 a.m. Hope no one has a Monday morning class. Visit www.berlinchicago.com for more.
4. The Theatre School presents "Nancy Drew and the Sign of the Twisted Candles" at Merle Reskin Theatre, 1/14-2/29
The Theatre School puts on its interpretation of the famous female detective. This mystery performance is appropriate for ages seven and older. Meet the characters post play for a meet-and-greet and autographs. Visit theatreschool.depaul.edu for more info.
5. Crispin Glover appearance and film screening at the Music Box Theatre, 1/13
The films "It's Fine! Everything is Fine!" as well as "What Is It?" will be played. The actor Crispin Glover will also present dramatic narration and projected images to some of his books. Check out www.musicboxtheatre.com for more.
6. Too Hot the Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah at Auditorium Theatre, 1/14
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, this annual tribute concert feature a 150-piece choir and 50-piece orchestra. The performance is a jazz and gospel rendition of Handel's "Messiah." Go to www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.
7. Grouplove at Lincoln Hall, 1/14
Buzzworthy indie rockers, Grouplove, come to Lincoln Hall with Hospitality, 1, 2, 3, and Kid Color. Touring alongside Florence + the Machine last year, the group is bound to impress at an intimate venue like this. Check out www.lincolnhallchicago.com for more.