Put on your glad rags and head out to the gin joint.
The All Nighter
What: Completely natural hair powder created by Tony Artur, owner of A Beautiful Life. It’s a looker, too, with packaging by local artist Keith Shore.
Why: You can’t go to work like that.
When: You need a fluff.
Where: Online at abeautifullife.com.
Leslie and the Ly’s
What: Magnetic frontwoman Leslie Hall blesses your bedazzled sweater and performs ballads in this bizarre amalgamation of music, fashion, and so bad it’s good-ness. Chang Chang and Chiddy Bang deejay.
Why: You’ll fall in love.
When: Thurs., 9 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Mile High, 216 S. 11th St., 3rd flr. Entrance in the St. James St. alley.
What: Postage stamp-size pen-and-ink drawings, mini dioramas, and other tiny works are on display by The Other Woman, an all-ladies art collective.
Why: Good things come in small packages.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Arcadia Boutique, 819 N. Second St. (215-667-8099).
What: Enter your short movie (no longer than fifteen minutes) in the Cupcake Bandit Film Festival.
Why: You can never be too early.
When: Thru June 1.
Where: More info at banditfilmfestival.com.
What: First ever First Person Arts inter-city slam with the top five local storytellers competing against the best Chicago wordsmiths. Watch them defend their cities at the ’09 Free Library Festival.
Why: Nothing to be embarrassed about.
When: Sat., 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Bank of America Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. (267-402-2055).
What: Countrified hardish rock by the Memphis quartet sounds kinda like Springsteen with a lot of boozing references. Opening act is Titus Andronicus.
Why: Maybe you need this right now.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. Tickets online at ticketweb.com.