Friday, September 19, 2014

Star Your Calendars | David Bowie Day Is Tuesday

by:Gina Provenzano/Chicagoist

Over his career, David Bowie has been awarded countless accolades including Grammy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And now Chicago will honor Ziggy Stardust with a day of his own. Declared by an official proclamation from the Mayor’s office, September 23, 2014 will be dedicated to the 67-year-old iconic glam-rocker.

The newly instated holiday coincides with the opening of David Bowie Is, a retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art featuring more than 400 objects from the singer’s long and influential career opening Sept. 23 and running through Jan. 4, 2015. Look for our own preview of the show on Chicagoist's site on Monday as well.

What can you do to celebrate on Sept. 23? Well, besides perfecting your lightning bolt face painting technique, you can catch David Bowie tribute band, Sons of the Silent Age, on your lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. at Daley Plaza. In the evening, rock duo White Mystery will play all Bowie covers at the MCA starting at 6 p.m. You can also grab something to eat off the new Bowie-themed menu at Puck’s Café.

And if you feel like just one day isn’t enough to honor a career spanning 26-studio albums and countless futuristic outfits, then check out one of the many events curated by the MCA to celebrate.

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