Tell a Tale at The Moth StorySLAM

Plus Behemoth and "A Face In The Crowd"

By Hunter Clauss
|  Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010  |  Updated 1:00 AM CDT
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Tell a Tale at The Moth StorySLAM

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SLAMMIN' STORIES: Tonight's Moth StorySLAM theme, "neighborhood," should be a slam dunk for Chicagoans. Participants have to tell a true, 5-minute story that's in some way related to the show's theme. But if you want to participate or just watch, show up really early at Martyr's -- the shows tend to sell out quickly. 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.; North Center. 8 p.m. $7.

BIBLE THUMPING: Death-metal group Behemoth stop by the House Of Blues in support of their latest album, Evangelion. The band's currently receiving heat from its native country, Poland, where the All-Polish Committee For Defense Against Sects tried suing the group for tearing a Bible during a show. Openers include Lightening Swords Of Death, Kommandant, and Septicflesh. 329 N. Dearborn; River North. 5:30 p.m. $18 at the door. $15 in advance.

FOLK HERO: The Gene Siskel screens one of Andy Griffith's darker movies--A Face In The Crowd. In it, Griffith plays Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, a charming Arkansas radio personality who becomes increasingly popular after dissing an advertiser. Rhodes attempts to use is newfound fame as a kingmaker in the upcoming presidential election, but Rhodes' ego ends up getting the best of him. 164 N. State St.; Loop. 8:00 p.m. $10 general admission, $7 for students, $4 for SAIC students and faculty, and $5 for film center members.

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