Weekly Guide: 'Alien Queen' team crafts intergalactic weekend
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
Neofuturists "Burning Bluebeard"
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
A Very LUDO Christmas at Metro - 6:30pm all ages - really fun St. Louis rockers.
Monday night: Raiders of the Lost Ark at Musicbox Theatre - Face-melting Nazis on the large screen!!!!
Picks from Ryan Lanning
Written by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello
Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, Theatre Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave - $20-$55
Tori Amos at the Chicago Theatre
Bucktown Holiday Artshow
Holstein Park Fieldhouse 2200 N. Oakley Ave.
13th annual art showcase, featuring original work from 100 artists spanning all mediums. $2
Through Dec 24 Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza
German Holiday Market - German Crafts and delicious food and drink - Stollen, Fudge, Sausages, Beers. Free