8/6: Chicago Comic Con, GALApalooza and a Kick Butt Girls' Night

Comic Con arrives, GALApalooza kicks off Lolla and a girls' night with a bang

By Wendy Wollenberg
|  Thursday, Aug 6, 2009  |  Updated 11:04 AM CDT
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8/6: Chicago Comic Con, GALApalooza and a Kick Butt Girls' Night

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Chances are, if you see chicks dressed like this, you're at Comic Con.

SUPERB HEROES: Check out Wizard World Chicago Comic Con with all of the fantasy, sci-fi and comic book figures you can handle. Special guests include "Fantastic Four" writer Mark Millar and actress Rhona Mitra ("Underworld: Rise of the Lycans"). At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont through Sunday. $25-$30 per day, $45-$200 for a weekend pass

LOUNGE LIZARDS: It's Lollapalooza meets a black-tie benefit during GALApalooza, an upscale alfresco event at the Petrillo Music Shell. The Lolla kick-off features cocktails, a buffet supper and live music from Vampire Weekend, Hey Champ and a set from DJ White Shadow. The gala benefits the Parkways Foundation. 6:30PM, $150.

KICK BUTT: In what's one of the odder pairings we've come across, Dragonfly and Sheque Events will host the "Manicures, Massages and Martial Arts" bash tonight. Luckily for you, the event lineup is not in that order; first you'll tackle a martial arts training led by the Aikido Association of America, followed by relaxing complimentary spa treatments. 7-10PM, free.

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