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Pencil This In

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 24, 2008 5:30PM

The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new exhibit: Boom Towns! The exhibit, curated by Lynn Becker, compares "Chicago’s late 19th-century building boom with the exploding mega-cities of Asia and the Middle East today." We've never been disappointed by anything the CAF has done and we expect this to be no different.
9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily through November 21, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Free

Sigur Ros (man, am I pumped for this show) is sold out, and there is no way on God's Green Earth we can ever recommend the pair of Eagles shows, so how about indie rockers Stars? Torquil, Amy, and the crew bring their "melodramatic pop songs" to the Vic. Bell X1 opens. (Note - the venue for the show was originally the Riv and all tickets purchased for that venue will be honored.)
7:30 p.m., The Vic, 3145 North Sheffield, $25

The Asian Animation Film Festival kicks off tonight at Columbia College with a reception and a screening of Mazu. The festival, featuring feature-length and short films from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, runs through Saturday.
Reception - 6 p.m., Mazu Screening - 7 p.m., Film Row Cinema of Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor, $10 per day, $35 for festival pass

Photo of Stars taken from their MySpace Page