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Thursday, March 23
The I.O. Theater (originally named ImprovOlympic, but the name was changed when the Olympics people decided to squeeze the theater like a tube of toothpaste) presents Susan Messing doing a long-form improv show called "Messing with a Friend", in which she performs with a different guest performer each week. This week's guest is none other than I.O. alumnus Andy Dick, who's in town for the 25th anniversary of the theater tomorrow night; see tomorrow's Slowdown for details on that show. Tonight's show, sensibly titled "Messing with a Dick", happens at the Cabaret Theater at the I.O. (3541 N. Clark) at 9:00 PM. Tickets are $14. For reservations call (773) 880-0199.
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen is a new documentary about the legendary harcore band of the 1980s. We Jam Econo starts screening tonight at the Siskel Film Center, and runs at the Film Center through September 1. See the Film Center's site for a full schedule of showtimes. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.
On August 26, come watch Tomas' Superfantabulous Variety Show at The Lakeshore Theater. Enjoy this magical evening featuring special guest stars Happy Dave, TJ Miller, Bob Rumba, burlesque ladies of The Lavender Cabaret and more! Show starts at 10:30 Tickets $10 at the door.
Gapers Block staffers invite you to join us tonight at the Inner Town Pub, 1935 W. Thomas, from 9pm to around midnight for our monthly GB Get-Together. The drinks are cheap, the atmosphere is odd and there's a beer garden. We will be taking over part of the beer garden as our territory -- watch for people in GB t-shirts. We'll have a few shirts and buttons for sale (at a discount from the site store, since we don't have to cover shipping) and we'll be passing out free stickers. Come on by!