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The Zincs’s Black Pompadour
What: Local band’s just-released CD is a confection of organ and guitar pop.
Why: Get your daily dose.
When: Whenever your indie heart desires.
Where: Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Honore St. (773-235-3727); 3161 N. Broadway St., at Belmont Ave. (773-404-5080); online at thrilljockey.com.
Gen Art Shop Chicago
What: Buy clothes and accessories directly from more than 75 emerging designers and boutiques.
Why: One-stop Shop.
When: Thurs. VIP preshopping, 5-6 p.m.; event, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Union Station in the Great Hall, 210 S. Canal St., at Adams St.
Between Barack and a Hard Place
What: Second City’s 94th revue satirizes national politics.
Why: It’ll be the O-bomb-a.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 & 11 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: The Second City Mainstage Theatre, 1616 N. Wells St., at North Ave. (312-337-3992).
Recycled Design Workshop
What: Artist and fashion designer Dolan Geiman shows how to turn old or found objects into collages.
Why: Geiman says.
When: Sat., noon-3:30 p.m.
Where: Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., at Montrose St. Preregister at 773-769-4226 or online at lillstreet.com.
What: New late-night sushi spot opens tomorrow serving hot Japanese entrees, plus maki and nigiri.
Why: You love a raw deal.
When: Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1265 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Paulina St. (773-252-2020).