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Pencil This In

By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 12, 2009 6:20PM


A mish mash of cast members from the local productions of Wicked, Jersey Boys and Grease as well as featured players from The Second City and the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus will perform a caberet tonight titled Defying Inequality, which supports equal rights for gays and lesbians. Proceeds will go towards the Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and Vermont Freedom to Marry, all of which are charitable organizations that promote legislating equality and protecting civil rights for the gay community. A silent as well as live auction of Broadway memorabilia will also be featured.
Park West, 322 W. Armitage, January 12, 8 p.m., Tickets $30-$50

Performance Art
Comedians and spoken word artists will alternate between making you laugh and cry at this month's "Words that Kill" event, which features performers that bring the stage to life from across the nation. Tomorrow's installment welcomes Albuquerque spoken word maven Zachary Kluckman as well as local musical poets The Mojdeh Project. Between rhymes, comedians Kienan King, Kenny Metroff, JerDog, Jay Harris, Chad Briggs and Jonathan Finerty will provide the comic relief.
The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway, Tues. January 13, 6:30 p.m., $5

Sheffield's invites you to "Date My Friend, Please," an event in which singles can mingle, and occillate between pushing their pals into talking to cute strangers and "saving" each other from aggressive creepers. Participants are encouraged to leave anonymous notes to those who tickle their fancy, but it's a new year, we say take a chance and leave your name and number.
Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield, Tues. January 13, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., No cover.