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By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 14, 2009 7:00PM
The Museum of Science and Industry kicks off its 38th annual Black Creativity program this Thursday, this time around with a nod to African-American innovators in green technology. During the Green Revolution event, guests will learn about renewable energy, organic agriculture and sustainable construction through hands-on activities including building a wind turbine, tearing up a racetrack with a solar-powered toy car and getting their hands dirty in a worm composting bin. The program runs through February, but early attendance is recommended since admission to the exhibit is free until the end of this month.
Green Revolution, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, January 15 - March 1
Theori Productions questions the issues of feminism, parenting, racism, capitalist media domination and violence in hip hop culture through the musical "I Still Love H.E.R." In this play, fictional radio DJ Love 1 gets a surprise visit from the elusive essence of "HipHop," its soul in female form, during his final on-air broadcast. She takes Love 1 and his listeners on a journey through the roots of hip hop and reminds them of its value and significance. A bevy of classic hip hop tunes help her tell the story.
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green Street, Thurs. - Sat. 8 p.m., Sat. - Sun. 3 p.m., ends Feb. 28, tickets here.
The Illinois Lottery is introducing a new Rock, Paper, Scissors instant ticket, and in celebration, Metromix, RedEye and Q101 will host the ultimate roshambo contest at Emerald Bar & Grill in order to kick it off. The tournament will run bracket-style, with the winner taking home a cool $500. That's a heck of a lot better than winning "shotgun."
Emerald Loop Bar & Grill, 216 N. Wabash, Thurs. Jan. 16, 6 - 8 p.m.