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Monday, June 17

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The Room @ Music Box

Hi, doggy! The Music Box presents a midnight screening of the 2003 Tommy Wiseau instant cult classic that introduced the world to spoons, the slow jam "You Are My Rose" and Denny the kidult. Advance tickets are available through the Music Box's Website, in case you're sure you want to attend. Come on! Cheep cheep cheep! Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Vitaminwater Uncapped @ MCA Warehouse

Vitaminwater Uncapped offers some alternative programming down the street from Pitchfork Music Festival July 15-17 at the MCA's warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard St., from 4pm to midnight. Tonight's lineup includes Kill the Noise, Bird Peterson, Dani Deahl, Zebo and Orville Kline, plus yoga, live graffiti art and a pop-up Allsaints shop. Complimentary vitaminwater drinks and snacks provided. It's free with RSVP.

Alien Queen: The Concert @ Metro

A tribute concert to Queen mashed up with a spoof of the 80's sci-fi Alien films. Includes a pre-show installment of "The Game Show Show...and Stuff. Doors open at 10pm, tickets start at $16. For more information call 773-549-0203 or visit Metro.

Windy City Ribfest

Uptown's third annual Windy City Ribfest brings local and national barbecue teams to Lawrence and Broadway July 15-17 to cook up ribs for the masses, while music fills the air. A suggested $5 donation gets you in the door. The fest runs from 5pm to 10pm tonight, with How Far to Austin playing at 5:45pm and Cowboy Mouth playing at 8pm.

6 String Social: Women of Rock @ Old Town School

The Old Town School of Folk Music presents the latest in their series of 6 String Socials, the weekly Friday night jams at the school's 909 W. Armitage location. Tonight's subject: Women of Rock. Instructor Shelley Miller leads the group through a number of songs written or performed by women. Six String Social starts tonight at 6:30pm; admission is $5. Details at the OTS Website.

Brewers BYO @ Logan Square Kitchen

Gaztro Wagon and Half Acre pair up for a night of drinking, eating and more drinking at Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N Milwaukee, from 7-10pm. Admission $30 for three beer flight and food pairing; cash bar for additional drinks.

Turntable.IRL @ Beauty Bar

Turntable.FM comes to life at Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., tonight from 10pm to 1am. DJs include DASboot, internet Xplorer, get a wolf pup, dangervillage, creamteam, calebtruly, breezy, O.M.Gino, perVert, ardieparty, B Starr, ZtotheE, Taurus Klub, HardBody, B-Murda and DJ Poolsex, with more TBA. Hosted bar from 9pm to 10pm with RSVP on Do312. Free, 21+.

Beats, Rhymes & Life Film Debut

This documentary about hip-hop artists a Tribe Called Quest opens today at Landmark Century Centre (2828 N. Clark St.), Cinearts Evanston (1715 Maple Ave., Evanston), and AMC River East (322 E. Illinois St.).


Much like its similarly named nemesis, Bitchpork Music Festival features loads of bands on three stages, over three days. It's being held at a secret South Side location; ask for the address when you buy tickets at Permanent Records

Here's today's line-up:
6:10pm - Box
6:30pm - Toilet
6:50pm - Ami Dang
7:10pm - Lolly Jesserit
7:30pm - Lake Breeze
7:50pm - Work/Death
8:20pm - Hott Lunch
8:50pm - Angels in America
9:20pm - Andy Cigarettes
9:50pm - Milk Money
10:10pm - Rio Turbo
10:40pm - Ministry Loves Company
11pm - Bad Drugs
11:30pm - English Softhearts
12:10am - Sich Mang
12:50am - Lazer Crystal
1:30am - Warhammer 48K

Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park

If you have the sunblock, water, money and time, this is the summer's hottest music event. Starts today at Union Park (corner of Ashland and Lake) at 3:20pm, and runs through Sunday. Features acts like Guided by Voices, Animal Collective, DJ Shadow, Odd Future, Ariel Pink, and TV on the Radio.



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