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Articles of Faith

Show: Articles of Faith The perpetually underrated Chicago hardcore vets, who recently re-reunited to record a new five-song EP, open for Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine as part of Riot Fest. According to front man Vic Bondi, the band is unlikely to play live again after this show.

6:30 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com, $25, $23 in advance, all-ages.

Dinner: TAC Quick Andy Aroonrasameruang, formerly of Banana Leaf, and his likable staff probably make it easier than anywhere else to get traditional stuff the way it's eaten in Thailand.

3930 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-327-5253


Show: Devil Five people trapped on a high-rise elevator are terrorized by an unknown killer who just might be the devil. The great cinematographer Tak Fujimoto has the time of his life on this low-budget horror feature, playing with dolly shots, abrupt zooms, and negative space inside the widescreen frame, and the fun is infectious.

4:40 pm, 6:20 pm, 8 pm, 10:15 pm, Logan, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-0628

Dinner: Gloria's Cafe Reopened under new ownership (with an actual Gloria at the helm) this little Colombian joint is putting out lovingly made home-style plates, along with more casual coffeehouse-oriented bites and drinks (sandwiches, juices, smoothies).

3300 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-342-1050

Show: Scrappers This superior verite doc opens a wide window onto the world of scrap-metal scavengers, thousands of whom comb Chicago’s back alleys in battered pickups looking for recyclable metals.

8 pm, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2600, siskelfilmcenter.org

Dinner: Xoco "There is nothing like Xoco’s jamon torta, griddled flat and layered with La Quercia prosciutto, seasonally variable organic Wisconsin cheddar, black beans, avocado, and chipotle mustard," writes Mike Sula.

449 N. Clark St., 312-334-3688, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco.html

Performing Arts

Show: Company This Griffin Theatre production finds unexpected depths in the landmark 1970 musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, a collection of seriocomic sketches examining the way husbands and wives wound and support each other.

7:30 pm, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252, theatrebuildingchicago.org, $22-$32

Dinner: Chizakaya New izakaya featuring locally sourced products, an extensive menu, large beer and wine lists, and special programs for cocktails, coffee, and tea; review pending.

3056 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-697-4725

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