Reader's Agenda Fri 5/16: Manifest Urban Arts Festival, The Inspector and the Prince, and Owls | Bleader

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Reader's Agenda Fri 5/16: Manifest Urban Arts Festival, The Inspector and the Prince, and Owls

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Manifest Urban Arts Festival
  • Alexis Ellers
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Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.

The art, fashion, and music of Columbia College Chicago's class of 2014 are featured in today's Manifest Urban Arts Festival, a free, day-long event in the streets of the South Loop open to students and the public alike. Mashup artists the Hood Internet and the band Youngblood Hawke are set to headline the event's closing tonight on the main stage (1001 S. Wabash).

You can have a night at the opera and the movies tonight at the University of Chicago's Film Studies Center. The award-winning Chinese opera film The Inspector and the Prince will be screened with both director Zheng Dasheng and Chinese lit professor Paola Iovene on hand to discuss the state of the genre.

Owls play moody math rock that sounds about as fractious and mixed up as their history. After the break-up of Cap'n Jazz in 1995, the Kinsella brothers and bandmates Victor Villarreal and Sam Zurick got together again to form Owls in 2001. The next year, after putting out a debut record, Owls too disbanded. Well, now they're back—just a few years after a separate Cap'n Jazz reunion—with a new album called Two. Confused? Let their riffs straighten you out at tonight's album release show at Subterranean.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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