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It's the End of the World as We Know it, and the MCA Feels Fine

By Chris Bentley in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 29, 2014 4:00PM

First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Photo: Zacharias Abubeker, © MCA Chicago)

With endless winter looming over Chicago, The Walking Dead shambling toward a season finale, and corpse perfume on the market, perhaps you’re feeling a bit apocalyptical.

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art will take the End Times head-on this Friday, April 4, with a First Fridays event titled “Apocalypse.”

Whether or not the end is nigh, the event includes a “meteorite shower” by Sarah and Joseph Belknap; an interactive animation station where visitors create their own apocalypse, courtesy of Adebukola Bodunrin; and “evacuation performances” by artist collective Hideous Beast.

Your end of the world soundtrack comes in the form of Smiths Night, an indie dance party featuring Brian Case (Disappears) and Bobby Burg.

If the Rapture sucks the faithful up into the sky, we sinners suspect a lot of artists will remain down here. But just in case, you may want to catch the show now. Tickets for the event, which runs from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., are $14 in advance and $18 at the door. All guests must be at least 21 years old.

Oh and if all this end-of-the-world talk has you anxious, don’t fret—real estate blog Estately says Illinois makes the top 20 on its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Rankings list.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago is located at 220 E Chicago Ave.