Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Talking Smack: Colorsmacked! 5K at Chicagoland Speedway

    Get blasted with brightly colored powder from color canons as you race around the track for charity.

    Meet and greet: Stick around after the race to mingle, dance, and show off the freshly painted canvas that is your clothes.

    Sat 9a. Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet (877-462-7979). $50-60 here.

    Nearby: Truth; Thayer’s 158 North; Boz Hot Dogs

  • Gone Gongin: The Gong Show at 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret

    Before American Idol, there was the hit ‘70s show The Gong Show, now being recreated on stage for one night only.

    Talent seeker: Bring your amateur talents onto the stage, but once a judge bangs the gong you’re out of the contest.

    Sat 8p. 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret, 3160 N. Clark St., Lakeview (773-951-4268). $10 here.

    Nearby: Nano Sushi; Jack’s on Halsted; Ann Sather

  • Over the Moon: Southside of the Moon at Lacuna Studios

    Chicago’s top muralists and graffiti artists create new works under themes relating to Pink Floyd opus Dark Side of the Moon.

    Setlist: DJs soundtrack the live painting as you sip complimentary signature cocktails.

    Fri 7-10p. Lacuna Artists Loft Studios, 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Pilsen. Free; RSVP here.

    Nearby: Skylark; May Street Café; Reggie’s Rock Club

  • Quiet Riot: Third Coast Filmless Festival at Old Town School of Folk

    Gather in the dark to hear themed screenings of audio documentaries from the nation’s leading podcast creators.

    In theme: Themes range from bees to Australia to nudity, alongside producer Q&As, workshops, and awards.

    Sat-Sun 10a-9p. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Square. (773-728-6000). $12-200 here.

    Nearby: Daily Bar & Grill; Tank Sushi; Bistro Campagne

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