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Fan-fiction fanatics, you're in luck. Tonight the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival presents Hey, I'm a Big Fan, featuring readings of passionately imagined adventures from Star Trek, the Harry Potter series, and Dr. Who. Hear the stories at Stage 773.
Bedroom Sons headline a four-act show at Township, but the Reader's Leor Galil recommends you get there in time for opening act Options, aka local singer-songwriter Seth Engel: "Engel is a straight shooter—his lovely cycling guitars come through crisp and clean, and he wields them them like a power-pop slugger, aiming for maximum accessibility." Kittyhawk and the Please & Thank Yous also open.
The Jazz Art Record Collective features a performance of Gene Shaw's Debut in Blues by the Cameron Pfiffner Sextet. The show is at Fulton Street Collective.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.