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Tuesday, January 31

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Gypsy Jazz @ Rumba

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan perform gypsy jazz tonight at Rumba, 351 W. Hubbard, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. There's a complimentary wine bar from 6:30 to 7:30pm, too. Tickets are $10 online in advance, $15 at the door. 21+

SummerDance Nomadic DJ Series @ Daley Plaza

Music for dancing is provided by Dan Bell and the Meotic Sound System DJs starting at 6 PM tonight. Free. 50 W Washington Street. For more information, visit the website.

Ziggy Stardust @ Film Center

As part of the Gene Siskel Film Center's monthly series of music films, they will be screening a newly restored 35mm print of the 1973 D A Pennebaker documentary of David Bowie's final appearance as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon. The film screens tonight at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $9, $7 for students, and $5 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

RUI: Reading Under the Influence

The theme for this month's booze-inspired literary event is road trips. Join guest writers Jotham Burrello, Drew Bazini, Darwyn Jones and Allison Spangenberg with RUI regulars Rob Duffer and Carly Huegelmann as they read from writings related to the art of the road trip. A trivia contest will follow each selection and the audience member who answers the most questions will win a book. 7-10pm at Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield. $3 admission. Email thehotreadings[at]hotmail[dot]com for more information.

Theatre on the Lake: Blaxploitation: The Remix

The Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake series of plays continues this evening. Each week a new play will be offered at the Theater on the Lake stage at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. This week's play is Blaxploitation: The Remix by the Ma'at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre (MPAACT). This play will be performed Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, August 6. Showtime is 7:30 PM (6:30 PM on Sunday evenings). Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (312) 742-7994. The Theater on the Lake series runs through August 13.

Running Boy Malaton @ Cultural Center

This 2005 film from Korea tells the story of an autistic boy's drive to compete in a marathon. 6 PM in the Claudia Cassidy Theater; part of Cinema/Chicago's International Summer Screening series. Free. 78 E. Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Fado @ Millennium Park

This free concert features the singing of Portuguese fado artist Cristina Branco. In the Pritzker Pavillion at 6:30 PM. For more information visit the website.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Saint Clara @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Petach Tikva, Israel) -influenced meal from Fox & Obel. 7:30 PM, 66 E Randolph, $15. Reservations are required: call 312-742 TIXS (8497). For more information, visit the website.

Chicago Underground Duo record release @ Empty Bottle

If you are lucky enough to have just gotten a good daytime dose of the Chicago Undergound Duo at the Pitchfork Music Festival, you can hit that again tonight at the Empty Bottle, and celebrate the release of their new album as well. This will be the Underground Duo's first Empty Bottle appearance in over four years, and will be quite a jazzy, electronic, cornet-fueled treat. Check out their new album from Thrill Jockey, In Praise of Shadows, as well as our Transmission preview of the Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor's set at Pitchfork, and then drive on down to the Bottle at 1035 N. Western for the show. It's $10 at 10pm. Easy!



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