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All you need is a little soul. Well, maybe a lot of soul, and a dance-off, and girl groups too. You get all of them at the Hideout, where New York DJ Jonathan Toubin brings his "recession-friendly" Soul Clap & Dance Off to Chicago. Girl Group, who covers songs by—well, I'm sure you can guess—opens.
Texas punk all-stars Mind Spiders will be at the Empty Bottle tonight. The buzzy, catchy band's lineup features members of Marked Men and Bad Sports, both of which will be tearing up the same venue for a party on New Year's Eve. Novice and Dumpster Babies open.
Two of my favorite things, Batman and boobs, team up tonight for Holy Bouncing Boobies: A Batman Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Skokie at 9 PM. "Clothes are shed early and often as our hero(in)es deal out double entendres along with bams and pows in their battles against the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, and other villains," writes Marissa Oberlander, "the whole cast show sexy confidence and solid comedic timing, creating a Gotham City that's a lot more fun than Christopher Nolan's."
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