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Crowd Pleasers for Feb. 8, 2013

The 2013 Chicago AuShow will take place from Feb. 9-18 McCormick Place Chicago.  |  File photo

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show will take place from Feb. 9-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago. | File photo

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Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include the Chicago Auto Show, which will take place from Feb. 9-18 at McCormick Place.

ART

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: “Of Gods and Glamour: The M ary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art” is on display to Nov. 27, 2015. Other exhibits include “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects” to Feb. 24, “Material Translations: Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago” to April 7, “Irving Penn: Underfoot” to May 12, and “When Collecting Was New: Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection” to May 12. *** Admission is free to Illinois residents every weekday to Feb. 13.

UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754 2601: Exhibits include “Michael Goro: Urban Myths” to Feb. 16.

“Union Street Gallery presents 25 of Michael Goro’s incredibly detailed, large-scale intaglio prints including new works that have never been shown before and images from preparatory stages of his printmaking process,” officials said.

“USG provides many supplemental explanations of techniques, interviews with Michael in which he talks about his subjects and printing routines, and reviews of his works from various other exhibits that should add to an appreciation for his skill and creative vision.

“Michael is a contemporary artist and educator who has been widely recognized as a master printmaker. His engravings and etchings have been exhibited in Europe and Asia as well as all over the United States, and he has won prestigious awards. “His dense, content-filled engravings and etchings often combine architectural or urban images with figurative references, juxtaposing historical and contemporary content.”

“Josh Bindewald & Christopher Cannon: Upgrade & Breakdown” also is on display to Feb. 16.

“Union Street Gallery presents an exhibit of printmaking and mixed media art that addresses humankind’s propensity to upgrade and break down the world around us,” officials said.

“Employing diverse and dense printmaking techniques and using graphic imagery of hard edges and stripped landscapes, Bindewald and Cannon explore our dependence on technology, our habitual accretion and excavation of our environment, and the social and physical consequences.”

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COMEDY

CD& ME’S LAUGH THE NIGHT AWAY: 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, (815) 469-7315: This comedy and concert series takes place weekly through April 26 on select dates at 8 p.m. with music usually starting at 9:30 p.m. except on April 6. Feb. 9 is slated to feature comedians Chris Barnes and Lee “L.A.” Lycan with music by Sundance. Tickets are $15 for general admission. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB: 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, (708) 422-5055: Frank Townsend will perform two shows each on Feb. 8-9.

MUSEUMS

ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: Exhibits include “The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time,” “Our Solar System,” “Collecting Memories: The Webster Story,” “Planet Explorers” for families with ages 3-8, “Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass,” and “Shoot for the Moon.” *** Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary general admission on Discount Days including Feb. 11-14 with proof of residency.

THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: Exhibits include “Images of the Afterlife” to June 9 and “Fashion and the Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto” to June 16. *** Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary basic admission during Discount Days including Feb. 8 and 11-14.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: Exhibits include “Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit” to Feb. 18, “Science Storms,” “YOU! The Experience,” “The Great Train Story” and the Baby Chick Hatchery. There also are daily live science demonstrations like the chemistry show “Bangs, Flashes and Fire.” *** The Omnimax Theater is showing “Born To Be Wild” through March 1. *** Illinois residents receive free general admission on dates including Feb. 13.

SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: Visitors can stop by and see the baby beluga whale and the newest otter, Cayucos, a rescued pup from California. Cayucos joined five adult otters that are native to Alaskan waters. *** Exhibits include “Jellies,” which has been extended through 2013, “Waters of the World,” “Caribbean Reef,” “Amazon Rising,” “Wild Reef” and the Polar Play Zone. Attractions include the Shedd’s aquatic show. *** Illinois residents can enjoy free general admission on Discount Days including Feb. 11-12.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this movie at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Rated PG-13, the movie runs for 1 hour and 42 minutes. Tickets are $7.50 or $5.50 for members.

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (630) 495-2282: This annual event, which is billed as United States’ largest auto show, will take place from Feb. 9-18. Information: chicagoautoshow.com.

Crowd Pleasers listings may be sent to jvirtusio@southtownstar.com with “Events” in the subject line.

Items must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the desired Friday print date in order to be considered for publication.

More events can be found at the website for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com.



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