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Feminist Happy Hour, "Off the Wall," and more things to do in Chicago this week

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"Off the Wall" features the work of graffiti artists Derric Clemmons, Ronit Wiener, and John Yaou. - COURTESY THE ARTIST
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  • "Off the Wall" features the work of graffiti artists Derric Clemmons, Ronit Wiener, and John Yaou.


There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend:



Through 2/28: Studio Oh! (1837 S. Halsted) presents "Off the Wall," an exhibition of graffiti work by Derric Clemmons, Ronit Wiener, and John Yaou.

Mon 1/16:
SlutTalk honors President Obama in this special edition of Feminist Happy Hour: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye at Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee). The lineup includes Veronica Arreola, Kim Bellware, Jasmine Davila, Colette Gregory, Jill Hopkins-Olewnik, and Alicia Swiz. 6 PM
Elizabeth Gomez performs at a past Feminist Happy Hour. This month's show honors Obama's time in office. - COURTESY ALICIA SWIZ
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  • Elizabeth Gomez performs at a past Feminist Happy Hour. This month's show honors Obama's time in office.


Tue 1/17: Build & Brews is a fund-raiser for Rebuilding Exchange at the Lagunitas Brewery (1843 S. Washtenaw), featuring food from Yvolina's Tamales, music by DJ Frausto, an opportunity to work on a collaborative woodworking project, and plenty of Lagunitas beer. 5:30-8:30 PM


Tue 1/17: Chicago jazz group Fat Babies continue their weekly residency at the Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway). Peter Margasak writes, "The ebullient polyphony and drive on their third album, Solid Gassuh (Delmark), is pure pleasure, a riot of motion and multilinear melody as banjoist Jake Sanders flails propulsive chords alongside the Baby Dodds-inspired rhythmic spill of Hall and Sample’s unerring pulse-and-harmony anchor." 9 PM

Fat Babies play every Tuesday at the Green Mill. - COURTESY THE ARTIST
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  • Fat Babies play every Tuesday at the Green Mill.

Wed 1/18: Pilsen Stand Up: Cool Story Bro returns for their first show of 2017 at Simone's (960 W. 18th), featuring Reena Calm, Vince Acevedo, Lily B, and Sean Flannery. 8:30 PM


Wed 1/18: The Ice Cream Beer Social at East Room (1944 W. Division) features pairings of Ben & Jerry’s flavors with New Belgium brews plus tastings of ice cream beer floats. 7:30-11 PM

Thu 1/19: University of Chicago's Centers for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and Gender and Sexuality host Re:Action, a day of "resistance and rebuilding" featuring an activism fair, book exchange, film screening, and an evening party at Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th). 2-8 PM

Eunji Kim puts on her one-woman show on Thu 1/19 at the Annoyance Theatre. - COURTESY THE ARTIST
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  • Eunji Kim puts on her one-woman show on Thu 1/19 at the Annoyance Theatre.

Thu 1/19:
 Eunji Kim presents Kim Kong: A Comedy Monster, her one-person show at the Annoyance (851 W. Belmont) about her journey from Busan, South Korea, to Chicago's comedy scene. 8 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.

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