Middle school jamz: The X-Factors Present: The Tween Years
Thought that college meant acne and growing pains were things of the past? Think again, because the X-Factors are taking you back to middle school with their new spring show, the Tween Years. Performing songs by the Hush Sound, Ingrid Michaelson, A Fine Frenzy and more, be prepared for some nostalgia and a heavy dose of a cappella.
$5 Students/ $10 General Admission, Jones Great Room, Friday & Saturday, 9 & 11 p.m.
OMG CTF: Habitat for Humanity Capture the Flag
Head over to the Lakefill this Sunday for three hours of capture the flag action. And if you aren't down for three straight hours of flag hunting madness? Participants can join in whenever and play for as long as they want. No RSVP is required, just check in on the South Lakefill bridge with both a dark and light shirt handy so they can assign you to a team.
Free, Lakefill, Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Glow, glow, glow your boat: DAYGLOW Chicago
Billed as the “World’s Largest Paint Party,” DAYGLOW’s Escape Reality Tour 2011 is coming to Chicago for a night filled with neon. Spend the evening getting covered with 3D body paint while dancing along to sets by DJs Robbie Rivera and David Solano, as well as the on-stage performances by DAYGLOW’s dancers and the Devil from Acapulco.
$31.80 General Admission, Congress Theater (2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago) Saturday 10 p.m.
Run Forrest run: Run for Your Life
Lace up your running shoes and celebrate Global Health Week with Engineering World Health’s Run for Your Life 5K race. Support this student group, which repairs broken medical equipment to send to developing nations, all while enjoying a pleasant run around the Lakefill. Bonus: if you register, you will also get entered into a raffle for prizes.
$7 Preregistration/$10 Day-Of Registration, Lakefill, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Home run: Rays vs. White Sox
The Cubs held their home opener for the 2011 season last week, but the South Side's favorite team will make their debut at "The Cell" this weekend. The Tampa Bay Rays, who are coming off an American League East championship season, are the opponents. You can catch the first weekend of White Sox home baseball for this season on either Friday at 7:10 p.m., Saturday at 3:10 p.m. or Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
Tickets as low as $12, U.S. Cellular Field, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:10, 3:10 and 1:10 p.m.
Animal house: Jungalbook
The Theatre and Interpretation Center’s production of “Jungalbook,” written by Edward Mast and directed by Betsy Quinn, will be running at the Ethel M. Barber Theater throughout this weekend. An award-winning play based on Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories, it follows the animals of the Jungle as teenagers as they deal with gangs, friendships, loyalties and growing up.
Student Matinee $5/Student Full-Price $10, Ethel M. Barber Theater (30 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston), Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 & 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.