Tuesday's best bets: Kaki King at SPACE, naked dance performance at MCA
MUSIC - Kaki King
Guitarist Kaki King established her virtuoso cred years ago, which perhaps explains her eclectic pursuit of more intriguing showcases for her talents than technical flash. In the studio, the Atlanta native’s worked with Tortoise producer John McEntire, contributed to the soundtrack for Sean Penn’s Into the Wild and collaborated with the Foo Fighters. Junior, her latest album, is no less diverse an exercise, with the 31-year-old relying less on instrumentals and noodling fretwork, and leaning more toward an atmospheric power-trio sound. SPACE, 8pm, $20–$34.
AROUND TOWN - Get Up & Go!: Uptown
Interview Show’s Mark Bazer takes on another gig hosting weekly lunchtime conversations with community insiders from different neighborhoods. Today’s installment covers Uptown. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St (312-744-9350, explorechicago.org). 12:15pm, free.
DANCE/PERFORMANCE - Eiko & Koma: Naked
Eiko & Koma's three-year, nationwide retrospective, whose MCA leg began last weekend and continues in exhibition through Nov 13, includes four performances of Naked (2010), in which, you guessed it, they wear no clothing. Their work is naked in other ways as well: Although they don't apply the label to themselves, Eiko & Koma are heavily influenced by Butoh artists, whose practitioners' disarming intensity can be something of a psycho-sexual striptease. Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave, 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org). Noon–5pm; FREE.