Pencil This In
By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 12, 2009 6:15PM
Fujiya and Miyagi bring their organic robo-funk to Bottom Lounge tonight. The band's latest disc Lightbulbs doesn't make any stylistic breaks from its debut, but we don't care as long of the beat keeps pumping, rolling the party bus along the right route. Opening is dreamy threesome School Of Seven Bells who are certain to set the crowd up on a sea of fluffy clouds during their set ... thus increasing our enjoyment of watching Fujiya and Miyagi lasso everyone down and throw them around the dance floor.
Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake, 9 p.m., $18, 18+
Cozy up with local authors Stuart Dybek, Gina Nahai and Aleksander Hemon (whom Marcus interviewed last year) as they read from their own works tonight at the School of the Art Institute's Sullivan Galleries. They'll do so to benefit Polyphony H.S., an organization that provides high school students with the opportunity to develop literary skills by writing, editing and publishing their own magazine. Admission to the reading is $10, although you'll have to pony up at least $50 to sneak into the following reception.
SAIC Sullvivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Purchase tickets here.
If yesterday's Lincoln-tastic events weren't enough, we've got one more to share. Scamper down to the Chicago History Museum today through Sunday where you'll be admitted for only a penny in celebration of the opening of Lincoln Treasures, an exhibition dedicated to our 16th president. The exhibit includes artwork, photographs and artifacts associated with Lincoln's life, presidency and untimely death. After this weekend, the exhibit will be free with general admission.
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark
Photo of Fujiya and Miyagi from their MySpace page