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Pencil This In

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 12, 2008 6:00PM

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The "Collections and Archives as a Creative Practice" Exhibition featuring semester seminar projects of UIC graduate students is showing at Mess Hall gallery. Focusing on the idea of collecting as a creative cultural practice, the final projects on display include video store identification labels on old used VHS tapes, concert set lists and African-American G.I. Joe toys.
Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood, Closing Reception December 13, 6-10 p.m., Free

The folks at Watson Adventures are again bringing Chicagoans together for a delightful scavenger hunt. This time the hunt -- titled "Naked at the Art Museum" -- will take place at the Art Institute. Participants will browse the collection for nudity-related nuggets on the hunt list. No previous experience with art is necessary, but you must be an adult to participate.
Art Institute, December 13, 2 p.m., $25.50, call 877 9 GO HUNT x12 for ticket info

Graduates from Studio L’Amour’s Burlesque Finishing School will be premiering themselves in the 3rd annual Winter Student Showcase this weekend, showing off moves taught by well-known local burlesque maiden Michelle “Toots” L’Amour. Stay for drinks and music at the Studio L’Amour Holiday party after the show.
Angels & Kings, 710 N. Clark, December 14, Doors open 7:00 p.m., showcase 8:00 p.m., After-party 9:30 p.m., $12.50, 21+

Crushed Crush cans via the collecting seminar blog