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Weekend Warrior: 5 Things To Do In Chicago

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87262472.jpgDancers Anna Fur Laxis and Kittne Deville enjoy the WCBF opening party. (photo: Twitpic)

Windy City Burlesque Fest
Friday-Saturday at Greenhouse Theater Center; get tickets
It's a virtual who's-who of the burlesque scene as more than 70 performers take the stage at this inaugural event. Headliners include Kitten DeVille, Anna Fur Laxis, Foxy Tann and Kellita. There will also be classes/workshops on Saturday.

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Friday-Sunday at McCormick Place; $25-$50; get tickets
For comic fans and collectors, C2E2 is the place to be. But it's even more than that, as you'll find exhibitors from the worlds of movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Interact with your favorite creators while getting sneak peeks at the latest films and TV shows.

Record Store Day
Saturday at various record stores in Chicago
Celebrate all things vinyl at this commemoration of the dying breed of record stores throughout the country. More than 20 stores in Chicago are participating, offering special releases and deals all day. See a list of local stores here.

David Sedaris
8 p.m. Saturday at Auditorium Theatre; $32-$50; get tickets
Hear new, unpublished stories from one of the most popular humor writers of our time. Sedaris, who has five books that have made the New York Times bestseller list, brings a dry wit to his writing that comes out even more when read live.

Graham Parker & The Figgs
Graham Parker & The Figgs 7 & 10 p.m. Saturday at Old Town School of Folk Music; $18-$22; get tickets It's fitting that this former "angry young man" (as British journalists called the pub-rocker) would go on to prod the bubble of success, only to have it burst in favor of similar artist Elvis Costello. Still, 1979's Squeezing Out is regarded as one of the finest rock albums ever made, thanks to its searing wit and New Wave leanings. Now under Bloodshot Records' wing, in company with Jon Langford and friends, Parker and his new band The Figgs are mounting a comeback that's even more punk than his glory days.

Just missed the cut: Chicago Latino Film Festival, Three 6 Mafia, Dr. Dog, International Quilt Festival, Huey Lewis & The News, Mr. Russia, Dia De Nino Family Festival, Ok Go

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