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By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Mar 11, 2008 6:33PM

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We don't know of many other "burlesque festivals" out there, but we're certain that Angela Eve's Twisted Burlesque Festival is the first one to take place in Chicago. We've known Angela Eve for years, and have always found the breadth of projects she could simultaneously tackle rather daunting, so we're not entirely surprised that she's mounted such a sprawling multimedia / multi-week presentation in Chicago. But we are impressed. Visit the site for a complete set of performances, but tonight's takes place at The Admiral Theater.

3940 W Lawrence, 7 p.m., $20 advance / $25 at the door, 21+

While Saturday Night Live still struggles with how to properly poke fun at the Junior Senator from Illinois, Second City has no problems when it comes to slinging zingers his way. It's easy to forget the troupe is around since they're, well, always around ... so now is an excellent time to go check out their latest revue, Between Barack and a New Show.

1616 N Wells, 8 p.m., $19

Superstar cellist -- honestly, we just don't get a chance to write that phrase often enough -- swings through town to knock out three Bach suites at the Symphony Center this evening in the latest installment of the LaSalle Bank Chamber Music Series.

220 S. Michigan, 7:30 p.m., most seats are sold-out, but a limited quantity remain available

The Quilts return to Double Door tonight to continue to spread the good word and attract the crowds with their unique blend of classic stadium rock and down-home Americana. The group is built from the ashes of a number of also coulda-been great local acts, and this is certainly an example of the sum being more than its parts.

1572 N Milwaukee, 9 p.m., $7, 21+

Image of Angela Eve from her MySpace page