Friday, March 7, 2008

Diversions - things to to this weekend in Chicago

Bodyslam! The Rise and Fall of CAWC
Fridays at 10 pm
The Annoyance Theatre - 4830 N. Broadway
Tickets $15

A comedic epic in which two innocent brothers struggle against sinister promoters, steroid use and emerging egos when they join the world of professional wrestling. Expect original songs, a Battle Royale and an onstage ring.

Around the Coyote Gallery - Bucktown
March 7 : 6 p.m.
March 8 : 12 p.m.
March 9 : 12 p.m.
1935-1/2 W. North Ave.

A three-day showcase of works by more than 50 artists includes lectures, tours and readings. Each day includes an art sale. Unlike in past years, this year's show highlights artists handpicked by gallery staff.

Friday, March 7
6 p.m.: Opening reception with refreshements
7:30 p.m.: Guided building tour with ATC board member Paul Klein

Saturday, March 8
6 p.m.: Opening celebration for "On Naji al-Ali," an exhibition of work by cartoonist Naji al-Ali, Emily Jacir and Tarek al-Ghoussein
7 p.m.: A panel discussion explores the political implications of "On Naji al-Ali"

Sunday, March 9
3 p.m. Chicago playwright David Alex showcases a scene from his new work, followed by a discussion