by Tosten Burks
Never mind the craft-cocktail revolution, Delilah's has been getting derelicts drunk for two decades, slinging shots from an absurd selection of whiskeys and blaring the Stooges until your head spins. Time to celebrate. Tonight's 20th-anniversary party features collaboration releases with London's Compass Box Whisky Company and Three Floyds Brewing. Plus, new paintings from Emily Rapport and Jon Langford are on display, and Chuck Wren and Casino El Camino will be manning the turntables.
Challengers Comics + Conversation, dubbed the Best Place to Buy Comics Minus the Comic Book Guy in this year's Best of Chicago, plays host to Action Comedy, a new stand-up show featuring local comedians. Tonight's headliner is Megan Gailey. Molly Adams has more.
Back in town for the Chicago Jazz Festival, Bay-Area reedist Aram Shelton reunites with his Chicago quartet tonight at Elastic, where they'll celebrate the release of last year's Everything for Somebody. The second set will feature Shelton with Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Frank Rosaly, all members of his sextet Fast Citizens, which plays the fest's Von Freeman Pavilion at noon Sunday.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.