FAST FORWARD: Things to do til next issue- April 3 2018

Compiled by Christina Matthias, Press Play Reporter
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Lo Moon and Kraus

This past February saw Lo Moon’s self-titled debut containing nine new shoegaze indie songs, with production credits going to Death Cab For Cutie guitarist, Chris Walla. Their 2016 single, ‘Loveless,’ put the band on alternative charts with an unedited version of the hauntingly gorgeous crescendo clocking in at seven minutes. Along with New Zealand musician, Kraus, Lo Moon will be making a midtour stop in Chicago in promotion of their first (and certainly not last) album.

April 5, 8 p.m., $10

 

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CHIRP Record Fair and Other Delights

It’s the CHIRP Record Fair’s sweet 16, which means the CHIRP station will be pulling out all the stops for their annual event. Live sets from Chicago native DJs and musicians will be performing while attendees can shop through hundreds of vinyl tables, along with plenty of posters, CDs, DVDs, books, cassettes, and memorabilia available for sale too. If there’s an item you’re dying to get, be sure to register for early admission to increase the luck of your findings.

April 14, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., General Admission $8 Early Admission $25

 

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Blockers

Looking for a no-good-teens vs overbearing parents storyline packed with physical comedy stunts? Blockers is a Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series) directed film about a group of girls making a pact to lose their virginities on prom night to bring them closer as friends. Their parents discover the pact and go to extreme lengths to prevent it; featuring WWE star, John Cena, leading the intervention on the parents’ daughters. The movie has already accumulated some hype, earning an 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

April 6

 

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Dragon Lights Chinese Lantern Festival

From now until May 6, the south parking lot of Soldier Field will illuminate the night with world-renowned lantern displays. Enjoy handmade light exhibits up to two stories tall from traveling Chinese artists, authentic Asian food and handicrafts, and daily live performances embracing Chinese culture. And the best part? The festival’s college nights provide a $5 ticket discount on every Thursday of the Dragon Lights’ run!

Till May 6, 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Sundays 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.), $20 for Adults