Gentleman’s Rule, a collaboration between Dan Ponce (creator of Straight No Chaser) and Charlie Blum (executive producer of Under the Street Lamp) that showcases the talent of a local a cappella group, kicks off a fall tour at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Riverfront Theater, 650 W. Chicago. The group also will debut its first album during the show’s run, which continues through Nov. 25. Tickets start at $35. Visit riverfronttheater.com .
Dance Chicago’s interactive dance competition DC 2012 Dance Slam is at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. The fast-paced routines, which will be judged by the audience, are five minutes long (or less). Tickets are $17-$30. Call (773) 935-6875; athenaeumtheatre.org .
Reggae, hip hop musician Matisyahu known for incorporating elements of Judaism in his music, as exemplified in his hit single “King without a Crown” and “One Day” (the 2010 Winter Olympic Games theme song), performs in support of his new album “Spark Seeker” at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 12 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. Tickets are $30-$50. Visit viper-alley.com .
Original Munchkins Margaret Pellegrini and Myrna Swensen from the “Wizard of Oz,” hosts screenings (2, 4 and 6 p.m.) of the classic film from 1-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Hollywood Blvd. cinema, 1001 W. 75th, Woodridge. The pair follows the yellow brick road to host screenings (noon, 2, 4 p.m.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Hollywood Palms, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville. Admission for both events is $12. The celebrities will greet fans, sign autographs (for an additional fee, normally $20) and field questions (time permitting). Visit hollywoodpalmscinema.com or atriptothemovies.com.
Field Report, fronted by Chris Porterfield and perfroming in support of their debut self-titled album, is part of the Aimee Mann tour at 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport. Tickets are $10. Visit schubas.com .
The Japanese American Service Committee, 4427 N. Clark, kicks off the holiday season with its Holiday Delight/Kodomo Matsuri children’s festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10. Food, cultural demonstrations and activities including a supervised ornament and craft session will be available. Grownups can shop from among 25 vendors for hand-crafted items. Santa also makes an appearance. Admission is free. Parking is available for free at the Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, 1713 W. Sunnsyside. Visit jasc-chicago.org .
More than 16 professional and amateur cooks square-off in the annual Wicker Park Chili-Cook-Off from 1-6 p.m. Nov. 11 in the parking lot of Moonshine Brewing Company, 1824 W. Division. First prize is $500, plus the winning dish will be featured on Moonshine restaurant’s menu for a year. Admission is $10; $5 with a warm coat donation (advance tickets); $15; $10 with a warm coat donation at the door. Early tickets can be purchased at ticketweb.com. Call (773) 862-8686; moonshinechicago.com .