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Monday, July 22

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Flesh Tones Burlesque @ Lakeshore Theatre

Clyde Productions presents Flesh Tones Burlesque, an evening of naughty entertainment. The host of the evening is Miss Tamale, the star of the show is Cherish the Burlesque Goddess, and there will be a supporting cast of many more burlesque performers, musicians, and other exciting people. See the Flesh Tones Burlesque site for the line-up. Flesh Tones Burlesque happens tonight at 8:00 PM at the Lakeshore Theatre. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online. Lakeshore Theatre: 3175 N. Broadway. (773) 472-3492.

The Goldstars @ The Hideout

Saturday night's alright for hearing the crunchy garage rock of The Goldstars at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) along with the Teenage Imposters (who really bring that powerpop sound straight out of a beach party movie). Music starts at 9pm. After the show there'll be a Hideout Dance Party hosted by Chicago Reader music critic DJ Peter Margasak starting at 11:30 pm. Fun! Tickets are $8 ($5 donation for the dance party afterwards).

The Blacks @ Schubas

Recently reunited and still beloved, The Blacks are back at Schubas tonight. The Thin Man opens. 10pm. $12.

Opening: Merle Temkin's Fingerprints @ Cultural Center

New York-based artist Merle Temkin's paintings and other works on paper are self-portraits based on enlargements of her fingerprints. Talk about unique! The exhibit includes installations designed to be responsive to the gallery space. In the Michigan Galleries through 4 March. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Project Object @ Martyrs'

Zappa fans unite! Martyrs' will once again host 2 nights of Zappa tribute/revival band Project Object this weekend. Former Zappa collaborator Ike Willis (guitar/vocals) takes the lead in this group that promises to (and always has in the past) deliver a true Zappa live experience. You can count on hearing a lot of material from Ike Willis' era with Zappa, a lot of other Mothers and Zappa material, as well as new Zappa tunes that Project/Object has never played before. No two set lists will be identical and fans will once again experience the classic and obscure in the same night. Music will also flow from Crescent Moon-Dave Dreiwitz (Ween) & Erik Slick (P/O, Adrian Belew Band). Music starts at 10pm, and tickets are $15 (adv.)/$17 (door) or $25 for a two-day pass.

Weaving Demo @ Chicago Tourism Center

Janet Ecklebarger of Glean Design demonstrates her craft from 11 AM to 4 PM. Take the opportunity to browse through her work, practice weaving, and find out how to build a simple frame to weave at home. Complimentary materials are provided. Free. 72 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

"Epiphany" Poetry @ BlackKoffee Cafe

"Epiphany: Poets of Heart & Vision," features readings by Buddha, Emily Calvo, Richard Fammerée, Maureen Flannery, Christopher Gallinari, Arica Hilton, Francesco Levato, Lauren Levato, Brent Mesick, Charlie Newman, Deborah Rosen, Steven Schroeder, MC Watson, Cyn Webster and Rachel Webster. 8pm at BlackKoffee Cafe, 6560 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 201. Free!

Wildlife Restoration Opportunities @ Harms Flatwoods and Somme Woods

The North Branch Restoration Project has two wildlife restoration outings planned for the 6th. Both events run from 9:00 AM until noon. Visit their calendar for more information about the day's events as well as numerous other opportunities.



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