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Monday, July 22

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Sing-Along Buffy the Vampire Slayer @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre hosts a sing-along screening of the "Once More, With Feeling" episode of the much-missed TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The screening happens tonight at midnight. Tickets are $12 (the ticket includes a Buffy goodie bag and other Buffy-related treats) and can be purchased at Ticketweb. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

David Davis & The Warrior River Boys

Chicago Bluegrass presents the legendary David Davis & The Warrior River Boys direct from Alabama in a rare Chicago appearance tonight at 8pm at the American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St. in Evanston. Local boys the Henhouse Prowlers open. Tickets are $20, or $15 for seniors and kids.

Dyke Delicious series @ Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers presents the latest in the Dyke Delicious series of film screenings: the 1914 film A Florida Enchantment billed as one of the first ever gender-bending films. The screening begins tonight at 8:00 PM; see the Chicago Filmmakers Website for details. Chicago Filmmakers: 5243 N. Clark. (773) 293-1447.

Gurlesque Burlesque @ Vic Theatre

The Sissy Butch Brothers present their Gurlesque Burlesque show at The Vic. Tonight's high-profile guest is none other than Margaret Cho, who met the Sissy Butch Brothers while they were working on their burlesque documentary. Also in tonight's show: Julie Atlas Muz from New York; burlesque legend Satan's Angel; Alotta Boutté from Harlem Shake Burlesque; Miss Indigo Blue; and an array of Chicago burlesque stars. There are two performances tonight, at 7:00 PM and at 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, at The Vic's box office, and at other locations in the neighborhood; see the Sissy Butch Brothers Website for details. The Vic: 3145 N. Sheffield (near Belmont). (773) 472-0449.

Enrique Chagoya @ Newberry Library

The Mexican-born artist, now at Stanford University, discusses The Invention and Re-invention of Borders as he highlights cultural boundaries throughout history. 11 AM, free. 60 W Walton. For more information, visit the website.

Opening: David Philpot: Staffs of Tradition @ Cultural Center

This exhibit includes around 25 wooden walking sticks cut from the local stinkwood tree (is it a coincidence that both this tree and the stinky onion are indigenous to Chicago?) and carved and decorated by Chicago artist David Philpot. In the Michigan Galleries through 11 March. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Opening: Peter Wexler: Reflections @ Cultural Center

Check out these large-scale color photographs of Venice, which has been called the most beautiful city in the world. (Of course, whoever said that never saw Chicago.) In the Michigan Galleries through 11 March. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast @ Music Box

The Music Box begins a festival of films distributed by Janus Films, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This weekend they're showing Jean Cocteau's dreamlike Beauty and the Beast, a film that uses all of the tricks of film to tell its story. The film screens today and tomorrow at 11:30 AM. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Quilting Demo @ Chicago Tourism Center

The staff of Quiltology-The Urban Quilt Space demonstrates quilt-making from 11 AM to 4 PM today. Learn about the skills involved or try out a sewing machine. Free. 72 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.



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