WBEZ | Ryan Lanning http://www.wbez.org/tags/ryan-lanning Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekly Guide: 'Alien Queen' team crafts intergalactic weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-09/weekly-guide-alien-queen-team-crafts-intergalactic-weekend-94755 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-09/Alien Queen.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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 <em>Alien</em>? 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 <a href="http://bigtopjojo.com/scooty/shows/alien-queen/" target="_blank"><em>Alien Queen: The Concert</em></a>. The show takes place this Saturday night at 9pm at the <a href="http://metrochicago.com/" target="_blank">Metro</a> in Chicago. Ryan Lanning is its star – he plays Ridley in <em>Alien Queen</em>. But before they broke any legs, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>invited them to be the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>Weekly Guides</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Picks from Scott Bradley </strong></p><p>Friday:<br> <a href="http://www.neofuturists.org/" target="_blank">Neofuturists</a> "Burning Bluebeard"</p><p>Saturday:<br> <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com" target="_blank">The Paper Machete Show</a></p><p><em>This week at TPMS:</em><br> Madame Barker’s Cabaret (Molly Brennan and John Fournier)<br> Art and Nancy Brennan (Occupy activists)<br> Chad the Bird<br> Cameron Esposito (Stand-up Comedienne)<br> Kate James and Steve Waltien (The Second City)<br> Claire Zulkey (Blogger/Funny Ha Ha)<br> Music by Baby Teeth</p><p>Sunday:<br> <a href="http://www.ludorock.com/" target="_blank">A Very LUDO Christmas</a> at Metro - 6:30pm all ages - really fun St. Louis rockers.</p><p>Monday:<br> Monday night: <a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/" target="_blank"><em>Raiders of the Lost Ark</em> at Musicbox Theatre</a> -&nbsp; Face-melting Nazis on the large screen!!!!</p><p><strong>Picks from Ryan Lanning</strong></p><p>Friday:<br> <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/lists/sedaris/" target="_blank">Santaland Diaries</a></em><br> Written by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello<br> Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, Theatre Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave - $20-$55<br> &nbsp;</p><p>Saturday:<br> Tori Amos at the <a href="http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Theatre</a></p><p>Sunday:<br> <a href="http://www.bucktownpromotions.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Bucktown Holiday Artshow</a><br> Holstein Park Fieldhouse 2200 N. Oakley Ave.<br> 13th annual art showcase, featuring original work from 100 artists spanning all mediums. $2</p><p>Monday:<br> Through Dec 24 <a href="http://www.christkindlmarket.com/en/" target="_blank">Christkindlmarket</a> in Daley Plaza<br> German Holiday Market -&nbsp; German Crafts and delicious food and drink - Stollen, Fudge, Sausages, Beers. Free<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-09/weekly-guide-alien-queen-team-crafts-intergalactic-weekend-94755