The 1970s also ushered in a huge splash of color and drama from across the pond. From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, David Bowie's continuously evolving personas kept people guessing and also threw the door wide open for men to embrace their "glam" side.
MAKE WAY FOR THE HOMO SUPERIOR: David Bowie celebrates his 63rd birthday this week (Jan. 8), and Chicagoist's Tankboy spins a special set at The Burlington in honor of the birthday boy. It promises to be a great night for Bowie fans, as Tankboy promises to play anything remotely related to the glam rocker. 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.; Logan Square. 10 p.m.
SECRET MOVIE: Lincoln Hall screens a free showing of The Big Lebowski, but it can't say so on its website due to "copyright regulations." Though, the $3 White Russian drink special is a dead giveaway. 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Lincoln Park. 7 p.m. Free. 18 and older.
SOUP WEATHER: The Hideout's Soup And Bread series kicks off 2010 with a fundraiser for St. John Berchmans Food Pantry. While the soup is free, donations are encouraged. 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Noble Square. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.