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Pencil This In

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 14, 2008 6:40PM

The Edge Comedy Club presents The Young Punks of Chicago Stand-Up Comedy, where young ’uns are torn from their high school hallways and brought to the stage for your comedic pleasure. All comics are under the age of 21, so expect interesting and fresh joke sets, as none of these kids will be talking about their wives, marriages or (hopefully) their lame sex lives.
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N Green St., 11/14, 10:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m., $12 ($10 students)

Michael Wolf’s The Transparent City opens today at the Museum of Contemporary Photography; exhibiting Wolf’s time spent studying and photographing the structures of the city of Chicago. Wolf’s photography examines the architecture of an American city in a more abstract sense, taking a look at stylistic contrast and contradictions when blended together and flatted visually in a photograph.
600 S. Michigan Ave., 11/14 – 1/31/09, Free
Lecture on The Transparent City given by the artist, Ferguson Lecture Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 11/20, 6:30 p.m., Free

An adaptation of Louis Sacher’s Newberry award-winning children’s novel Holes premieres at Adventure Stage Chicago this weekend. The play tells the story of Stanley Yelnats and his time serving at a juvenile detention camp, where he and the other boys must each dig a precisely measured hole each day, without knowing why. (Didn’t the hole have to be the height and width of the digger’s shovel?) It’s a great book and a great story, and should translate into a fun time onstage.
Adventure Stage Chicago, 1012 North Noble, 11/16 – 12/18, Family Matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., $17 (adults) $12 (students) $10 (educators)

In the Land of Headhunters, a 1914 silent film about the Kwakwaka'wakw people, is the first feature-length film with a cast comprised entirely of Native Americans. The film was rescued from a dumpster in 1947, eventually selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1999. The Field Museum will be screening a fully restored version, with the original music and score, followed by a discussion of the film’s cultural and historical context and a performance by descendants of Kwakwaka'wakw nation members.
The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.,11/16 and 11/17, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Free with general admission

Image by Michael Wolf, Untitled, from The Transparent City, courtesy of US Equities