An exhibit of the Rubloff paperweight collection at the Art Institute of Chicago kicks off with an opening reception and cocktail party, beginning at 6:30 PM.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, known mostly for its geek-culture-inspired burlesque shows, ventures into the world of pop music with That Was It: The Tragic Tale of Our King Michael Jackson, a tongue-in-cheek tragedy in the tradition of Greek theater. Jack Helbig celebrates "the cast's ability to win laughs even as they lay bare the pathos in Jackson's story."
Psychedelic rockers Moon Duo, who call Portland home but, according to Leor Galil, would fit nicely into Chicago's growing psych scene due to their "healthy attitude about fooling around with garage rock and pop," stop by the Empty Bottle in support of their forthcoming LP, Circles. Redgrave and Verma open.
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