Pencil This In
By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 11, 2009 6:40PM
Abe Lincoln would be 200 years old this month, which is making us go bonkers with excitement here in his home state! Several Lincoln-y events have popped up in celebration, including the awesomely-titled Tall Man of Destiny exhibition at the Harold Washington Library, which will feature images of Lincoln throughout his life, as well as representations of him created after his death. The exhibit opens today, and will remain on display for more than a year, until February 28, 2010.
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State, 9th Floor
If that's not enough Lincoln imagery for you, check out the 200 Lincolns event featuring 200 portraits of our 16th president on display beginning this Friday at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen. Works by artists between the ages of 5 and 65+ will be displayed, including the lovely piece on the right done by our very own Lauri Apple. The program runs through February 27th, but they're serving birthday cake at the opening on the 13th, so that's when we're going.
Chicago Art Department, 1837 S. Halsted, Opening Friday, Feb. 13, 6 - 10 p.m., Galley hours by appointment.
Some fight the technological revolution tooth and nail, and thank goodness for them. Tonight the AFTRA/SAG Senior Radio Players will put on a performance of the classic Oscar-nominated 1941 movie The Lady Eve, in radio format as a nod to the dying art. We appreciate them breaking out the defibrillator.
Cultural Center Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington Street, 7 p.m., Free.
If you have a craving for hot fashion paired with hipster drinks specials, have we got the event for you! Check out UR Chicago's Rock Steady Fashion Show tomorrow night at Moonshine. Local musicians, DJs (Tankboy??) and nightlife personalities will act as models, sporting the latest looks from Bonnie & Clyde's, Una Mae's, Guise Chic and Process & Content as they work it on the runway. DJ Dragon Wars will spin tunes while guests sip $3 PBRs and $4 Jameson and Makers Mark.
Moonshine, 1824 W. Division, 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m., No cover, RSVP via email by clicking the link on this website.