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The Mix — Cool Things to Do 01.11.13

Ryan Dirteater rides Rosser/Flying C's MJ Timber Wolf for 83 during first round NampBuilt Ford Tough series PBR. Phoby Andy

Ryan Dirteater rides Rosser/Flying C's MJ Timber Wolf for 83 during the first round of the Nampa Built Ford Tough series PBR. Photo by Andy Watson

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More than 35 professional bull riders saddle up for the PBR: Built Ford Tough Series Chicago Invitational
at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim, Rosemont. Tickets are $15-$125. Visit .


Tribute band Led Zeppelin 2 salutes Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s iconic rock band at 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn. Tickets are $25. Visit .


The Chicago Boat, Sports and RV Show runs through Jan. 13 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore. New attractions include the Lighthouse and Harbor Experience featuring boats docked at a makeshift harbor; the Water Center, where boating experts be on hand to answer questions; as well as the Rockin’ Rollin’ Bubbles water walking sports area. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 11; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Tickets are $12. A $36 four-pack admission is available Jan. 11. Kids under age 15 get in free. Visit .

Bobby Bare Jr. performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph. Angela James opens. Tickets are $15. Visit ciyty .


Explore Pilsen’s creative community during the 2013 Chicago Arts District 2nd Fridays Gallery Night’s walking tour kick-off reception at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 along Halsted and 18th streets. The evening includes meeting with artists and gallery owners, viewing new exhibits and shopping. Admission is free. Visit .


Gift Theatre Company kicks off its 2013 subscription season with “TEN,” ten-minute, world-premiere plays by dozens of artists performed and directed by Gift ensemble members and guest artists at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 20. Admission is free. Call (773) 283-7071.


Emmylou Harris (right) & Her Red Dirt Boys, performs in support of her new album “Hard Bargain,” featuring original songs written by Harris (three of which were co-written with Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Will Jennings), at 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee, Waukegan. Tickets are $37.50-$72.50. Call (800) 982-2787; .


Sway Dance Studio’s benefit masquerade ball is at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston. Festivities include performances by the studio’s staff and students and mini-dance lessons. Admission is $25, includes light appetizers. Visit .


Pitch frozen turkeys at bowling pins during Schuba’s Second Annual Turkey Bowl in the tavern’s parking lot, 3159 N. Southport. Sign up begins at noon. Bowling starts at 1 p.m. The event is free. Visit .


Sons of the Silent Age: Playing the Music of David Bowie performs at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark. Also featured on the concert, in support of Rock for Kids, are Shirley Manson, Chris Connelly, Waco Brothers and Matt Walker. Tickets are $25. Visit .

Grammy Award-winning singer Marc Cohn headlines at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago, Naperville. Tickets are $30-$40. Singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon opens. Call (630) 637-7469; finearts.northcen .


Old-school country rock band Pure Prairie League prove they can still thrill a crowd with timeless hits such as “Let Me Love You Tonight” and their biggest hit, “Amie,” at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Tickets are $55-$65. Visit .

It’s big fun when little competitors hit the mat during Extreme Midget Wrestling at 9 p.m. Jan. 17 at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn. Tickets are $15-$20, at the door. Visit


Chicago sisters Sarah, Gracie, Angel, Faith and Hannah Scarbrough, collectively known as Seventeen Sisters, are rebels with a cause, their edgy rock music addressing world concerns such as poverty, war and hunger. The siblings perform in support of their new track “Before the World Ends” at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee. My My My Miss Jackie and the Sass and Visionaire opens. Tickets are $7. Visit .


Hip-hop artist Rakim performs at 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash. DJs Tony Touch and O-Zone share spinning duties. Tickets are $20. Must be 21+ over to attend. Visit .


A Flip Cup-style game, powered by audience suggestions, is the latest brainstorm of pH improv troupe’s pHLIP Cup at 8 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 21 at pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W. Berwyn. At the on-stage game’s end a team made up of audience members will be selected to play against the pH winning team. Tickets are $10; $5, for students. Visit .


“Tattoo II,” a photo exhibit on body art, opens at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Chicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln. The exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Admission is free. The center hosts a hands-on tattoo photography workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $75; $50, for members. Visit .

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