by Drew Hunt
Graham Parker and the Rumour perform at Park West, fresh off their recent appearance in Judd Apatow's latest film, This Is 40, and in support of their first album in twelve years, Three Chords Good, which Peter Margasak says has "the same irresistible mix of rock, soul, and R&B" as their previous material.
Hailing all the way from Brooklyn is Justin Cooper, a sculptor whose work is currently on display at the Monique Meloche Gallery in a solo exhibition titled "Board."
The Second City presents its annual holiday performance The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa, which features the legendary improv theater's house ensemble performing alongside the likes of Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, and Olivia Wilde, plus musical guests Jeff Tweedy and Kim Deal. The evening's proceeds benefit Onward Neighborhood House.
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