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Weekend Stuff

by User ImageMatt B on May 8th, 2008

Jim Jeffries, an Australian comedian whose R-rated humor has headlined the Edinburgh Fringe and Just for Laughs, performs at the Lakeshore Theatre. (May 8-9)

solar panels• At the new exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired, visitors can explore a real, three-story sustainable “green” home in the Museum of Science and Industry’s backyard featuring energy-saving techniques and environmentally friendly materials. (ends Jan 4)

• Watch an informal fashion show featuring styles from Erin Gallagher and other local boutiques at Mom and Me Fashion Tea. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel, guests can enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, scones, and (for an extra fee) champagne. (May 9)

• Rock musician Dennis DeYoung provides a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Bailiwick Arts Center. (runs through July 6)

top hat• David Schwimmer, Billy Dec, and Joey Slotnick host the seventh annual Madhatter’s Ball at The Underground. The party includes a silent auction, specialty cocktails, and appetizers. Tickets are available online only via the Lookingglass Theatre Junior Board. (May 10)

Girlie-Q Live! hosts the multimedia burlesque show, Cabaret Erotique, at Sonotheque. The show features seductive dance performances and erotic video clips. (May 10)

• Can’t sleep? Head over to Studio E for Insomniac Theatre. Bring your own pillow, blanket, and/or chair and enjoy a 1 a.m. screening of a different film each week. Doors open at 12 midnight. E-mail for questions. (May 10, every Sat)

Photo credit: (c/o SXC) Patrick Moore, Steve Woods

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