Weekly Guide: 'Alien Queen' team crafts intergalactic weekend

December 9, 2011

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(Photo courtesy of the Scooty and JoJo Show)
'Alien Queen: The Concert' marries a parody of the 'Alien' films with the music of Queen.

The mash-up has become as American as apple pie, providing great mixes – like Jay-Z and the Beatles--and some questionable ones-–hello Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry? But how about the rock band Queen and the sci-fi horror flick Alien? That cultural pairing may be unfamiliar to some–-but not for much longer --thanks to Scott Bradley, one-half of the mad genius behind the rock concert slash parody slash musical known as Alien Queen: The Concert. The show takes place this Saturday night at 9pm at the Metro in Chicago. Ryan Lanning is its star – he plays Ridley in Alien Queen. But before they broke any legs, Eight Forty-Eight invited them to be the Weekly Guides

Picks from Scott Bradley

Friday:
Neofuturists "Burning Bluebeard"

Saturday:
The Paper Machete Show

This week at TPMS:
Madame Barker’s Cabaret (Molly Brennan and John Fournier)
Art and Nancy Brennan (Occupy activists)
Chad the Bird
Cameron Esposito (Stand-up Comedienne)
Kate James and Steve Waltien (The Second City)
Claire Zulkey (Blogger/Funny Ha Ha)
Music by Baby Teeth

Sunday:
A Very LUDO Christmas at Metro - 6:30pm all ages - really fun St. Louis rockers.

Monday:
Monday night: Raiders of the Lost Ark at Musicbox Theatre -  Face-melting Nazis on the large screen!!!!

Picks from Ryan Lanning

Friday:
Santaland Diaries
Written by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello
Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, Theatre Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave - $20-$55
 

Saturday:
Tori Amos at the Chicago Theatre

Sunday:
 Bucktown Holiday Artshow
Holstein Park Fieldhouse 2200 N. Oakley Ave.
13th annual art showcase, featuring original work from 100 artists spanning all mediums. $2

Monday:
Through Dec 24 Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza
German Holiday Market -  German Crafts and delicious food and drink - Stollen, Fudge, Sausages, Beers. Free