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Updated: October 10, 2012 6:20PM

Regina Spektor, with special guest Only Son, performs in support of her new album “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets are $38.50-$48.50. Visit .


The 10th anniversary presentation of “Scarrie the Musical,” an original music parody of Brian DePalma’s “Carrie,” which was based on the iconic Stephen King novel, is at 7:30 p.m. at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark. The show runs through Nov. 10. Tickets are $15-$80. Visit .

Keller Williams and the Travelin’ McCourys perform in support of their collaborative work “Pick”at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage. Tickets are $25. Call (773) 929-1322; .

“Musical of the Living Dead,” an ode to classic zombie movies and musical theater, runs through Nov. 17 at the Charnel House, 3421 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $24-$28. Visit musi
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Royal jewels, elaborate gowns and costumes, weaponry and ceremonial artifacts representing the Mahara dynasty of India from 1700 to 1940 will be on display when Mahara: The Splendor of India’s Royal Court opens Oct. 17 at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $15-$29. Runs through Feb. 3, 2013. Call (312) 665-7100; .

Blues royalty Shemekia Copeland, performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph. Nicholas Barron opens. Tickets are $22-$28. Visit .


The Afro-Caribbean sounds of five-time Chicago Music Award-winners Funkadesi fill the air when the band performs at 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse. Tickets are $15. Visit .

Tour more than 150 buildings over two days during the The Chicago Architectural Foundation’s Open House Chicago Oct. 13-14. Free and open to public. For a site map, visit .

Music from 1950s and ’60s, including “Leader of the Pack,” Mr. Sandman,” and “Rescue Me” highlight the happenings of girl band circa 1958 in the production “The Marvelous Wonderettes” through Oct. 20 at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell. Tickets are $28-$44. Call (847) 577-2121; .


Country singer Lee Brice headlines Shaw’s 24th Annual Royster with the Oyster block party taking place from 3-10 p.m. Oct. 12 on Rush between Hubbard and Illinois. US99.5’s Ramblin’ Ray emcees. Admission is $25. Purchase tickets at or shawscrab .

Calexico — guitarist/vocalist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino — bring a collective sound of indie rock, jazz, country and Spanish rooted music to the stage. They perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln. The Dodos open. Tickets are $25. Call (773) 525-2501; .

Evanston native Abigail Washburn headlines at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph. Kai Welch and Rayna Gellert are also on the bill. Tickets are $22-$35. Visit .


Members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including All-Around gold medalist Gabby Douglas, join with the members from the 2008 U.S. team, which includes All-Around Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, for Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Champions 2012 at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison. Tickets are $25-$200. Visit


The scenic grounds of the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois, Route 53, Lisle, morph into a spoof of classic horror films featuring characters like Dr. Frank Einstein and Madame Clara Voyant during Theatre-Hikes: Werewolf’s Curse; Or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sundays through Oct. 28. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $19; $13, ages 2-17. Visit .


Grammy winner Paula Cole, performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph. Also on the bill are Chicago native Dylan Rice and Grazyna Auguscik. Tickets are $28-$35. Visit


Learn more about Lahore, Pakistan when Chicago Sister Cities International hosts From Chicago to Lahore: A Cultural Nexus at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in G.A.R. Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. The evening includes a food reception, visual arts exhibit, film screening, music and poetry readings. Admission is free. Visit .


U.K. rocker Adam Ant, on a comeback with a vengeance, hits town in a pre-release gig of his anticipated 2013 solo album“Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter” performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison. Tickets are $25. Call (800) 745-3000; .


The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th, opens with a three-day festival featuring more than 50 events Oct. 12-14. Free. Visit .


Kathleen Madigan headlines a night of Rialto Squares Last Laugh Comedy Festival at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Rialto, 102 N. Joliet. Tickets are $22.50-$49.50. Visit


Political satirist Bill Maher moves from behind the desk on his television set to in front of the crowd for a stand-up routine at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee, Waukegan. Tickets are $39.50-$69.50. Call (800) 745-3000; .


Twenty venues within a two-block radius around the California/Milwaukee Blue Line stop transforms the area into an indoor/outdoor art gallery during the Squared ! Art+Community art walk noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 13. Activities include paint and art-making demonstrations, dance lessons, mural painting, video screenings. Guests can also visit artists studios. Visit .

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