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Pencil This In

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 15, 2008 7:25PM

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Gabriel Mejia was born in the Chicago area and received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University. Gabriel teaches art at Jones College Prep and says of his art, "I am interested in documenting, through painting and drawing, specific moments in time captured through candid photographs of people that I know very well." He'll be discussing his artwork and his involvement with the Chicago Artist Coalition this evening.

South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan, 5 p.m.

Normally when we hear the words "makeout party" we think of some human petri dish that is a surefire way to catch a cold, or worse, mono. But the Hideout's makeout party is an evening of aural intercourse featuring members of Mucca Pazza, Detholz!, Poi Dog Pondering, Can.Ky.Ree, Lamajamal and Low Skies under the conduction of Mucca's Jeffery Thomas. Additionally, DJ Mistress J will be behind the wheels of steel.

1354 W. Wabansia, 9 p.m., $10 cover.

After years of moving around to different spaces, Comedy Sportz has its official grand opening in its very own theater space tonight. The big event includes a Comedy Sportz show and a reception.

929 W. Belmont, 8 p.m., $25.

The Silent Film Society of Chicago and Lake Forest College present a special screening of the Alfred Hitchcock silent classic The Lodger at the Portage Theater. The Lodger, Hitchcock's first suspense thriller, is set in London as a Jack the Ripper style killer has the city in a grip of fear as he murders young blond girls on Tuesday nights. Detective Joe Chandler (Malcom Keen) is dating a pretty blond showgirl named Daisy Bunting, but becomes concerned when her mother takes in a quiet, reclusive tenant into her rooming house. When another murder occurs near the Bunting home, Daisy's mother becomes concerned,as well. The screening will be accompanied by an all-new photoplay score written by David Amrein, Meg Golembieski and Don Meyer.

4050 N. Milwaukee, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $15 ($13 for SFSC members, $12 for students and seniors).