If you've ever watched cable-access dance party Chic-a-Go-Go, you've probably seen puppet cohost Ratso goof around with his 100 percent human partner, Mia Park—which means you know her infectious 10,000-watt smile. Unfortunately, Park needs more than $20,000 in dental work, including a sinus lift and bone graft—she'll have 20 teeth removed, replaced, or crowned. This wolf hopes you can help Miss Mia's smile keep shining! You can donate to her online fund-raiser at youcaring.com/savemiassmile.
Since 2010, Chicago's Theater Oobleck has been pairing music by a rotating cast of locals and hand-cranked moving panoramas painted by cofounder Dave Buchen in its Baudelaire in a Box series—which weds new tunes to new English translations of work from the 19th-century poet's The Flowers of Evil. On October 1, 3, and 4, the Old Town School of Folk Music hosts the series' goth-tastic eighth installment, "Delicious Night" (it'll end with episode ten in 2017), which includes settings of Baudelaire written and performed by Azita Youssefi, musical and matrimonial partners Bobby Conn and Monica Boubou, and Whitney Johnson of Verma.
Gossip Wolf generally focuses on rock, pop, and hip-hop, but that doesn't mean tunes with an international flavor are off the table! Since 1997, eight-piece local ensemble Ho Etsu Taiko have dedicated themselves to the Japanese drumming tradition called taiko. This weekend they take over the Athenaeum Theatre to perform Rotations, a collaboration with LA quartet On Ensemble inspired by the cycles of daily life. Rotations consists of two shows, Saturday, October 3, at 7 PM and Sunday, October 4, at 2 PM; tickets cost $22 to $27. v
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