Local salons hit the runway and go head-to-head and hair-to-hair for this year's Hair Wars, hosted by the Mid. Models sport outrageous, towering hairdos adorned with everything from feathers to jewels to small bicycles. The top three salons win a place in the Hair Wars world finals, the largest follicle spectacle of the year.
A collaboration between First Floor Theater and the Chicago Park District, Tollbooth: A Clown Show is more than a typical variety act or theater performance. At 2 PM on Sundays, performers teach kids the ways of clowning and puppet art, then treat them to a free staging of the show at 3 PM at Humboldt Park Field House. Perhaps it's all a recruiting tactic to ensure we avoid that Great Clown Drought predicted earlier this year.
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs play at Wire tonight with Some Velvet Evening and Butterfields. Golightly and Lawyer Dave, the lone Brokeoff, spent six months recording their newest album, which gave Peter Margasak some pause. But, as he explains in Soundboard, "the record set me straight instantly when I put it on—the only real change to the duo's scrappy postpunk take on American roots music is the addition of honky-tonk piano to several tunes."
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