Bacon enthusiasts owe it to themselves to attend Bacon Take Down at Lincoln Hall, where 20 locals are encouraged to create the most ambitious dishes possible. Last year's standouts included bacon-wrapped mac 'n' cheese and bacon-toffee lollipops.
Hip-hop polemicists Odd Future take over the Vic in Lakeview. Meanwhile, hardcore punk band and newly minted Odd Future Records signees Trash Talk perform at Subterranean, where members of Odd Future are slated to appear as "special guests." As Miles Raymer aptly asserts, "it's guaranteed to be absolute chaos."
ComedySportz Theatre presents the sketch show Stone Cold Jane Austen, a comedic send-up of the venerable English novelist.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.