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Canadian comedy vet Dave Foley—cofounder of the sketch group the Kids in the Hall and star of the ever-underrated NewsRadio—returns to his stand-up roots at Up Comedy Club tonight. He has nightly shows there through Saturday.
Jack Helbig recommends Josh Altman's tense, intimate production of Erik Gernand's The Beautiful Dark at Redtwist Theatre, whose run ends this week. According to Helbig, the play is thoroughly harrowing in all the best ways, especially in a theater as small as Redtwist.
The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival returns for its 25th year tonight, and according to Ben Sachs, the lineup is as compelling as ever. Tonight's opening festivities take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center with a program that includes a new collage animation by Lawrence Jordan, a reworking of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton footage by Phil Solomon, and more.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.