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Movies

Show: Exit Through the Gift Shop "Since Exit Through the Gift Shop premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, some have suggested that the whole story, including the emergence of Mr. Brainwash, is an elaborate hoax engineered by Banksy to satirize the commodification of art. If so, it’s a brilliant one," writes J.R. Jones.

Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark St., 773-509-4949, 4:30pm, 7:45pm, 10:15pm

Dinner: Bolat African Cuisine Nigerian-Ghanaian eatery serving a range of soups and stews with traditional starchy sides like fufu; after a recent renovation, there's now a full bar.

3346 N. Clark St., 773-665-1100

Show: The Square "Some have called this neo-noir, but aside from the setting there’s nothing 'neo' about it; as in classic noir, the characters are slowly but surely ensnared by their own baser impulses," writes J.R. Jones.

Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604, 5:15pm, 7:25pm, 9:35pm


Music

Show: Los Campesinos! This charmingly angsty Welsh septet ditched the training wheels after two great but somewhat sugary-sounding albums; their latest, Romance Is Boring, tilts towards the brooding and noisy, as though the music were going through adolescence.

7 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, $20, $18 in advance.

Dinner: Vines on Clark Italian and American food from chefs Tim Edstrom (Everest, Kiki's Bistro, Spiaggia) and Raul Ramos (Spiaggia, Pump Room).

3554 N. Clark St., 773-327-8572


Performing Arts

Show: Joffrey Ballet The company presents Jessica Lang's rhapsodic, grave Crossed; James Kudelka's world premiere, Pretty Ballet, and Gerald Arpino's Reflections.

7:30pm, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., 312-902-1500, $25-$145

Dinner: Cafecito Prior to opening his South Loop Cuban-style cafe, Philip Ghantous was a frustrated actor-waiter with zero kitchen experience. So how the hell is it that this Lebanese-American from Peoria is now pressing the best damn Cuban sandwiches in the city?

26 E. Congress Pkwy., 312- 922-2233

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