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It's been 25 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 introduced a revolutionary form of entertainment: watching bad movies in order to riff on them. Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and J. Elvis Weinstein, four of the people behind the show, reminisce in a panel discussion at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and show clips of their best riffs.
Chicago Dancemakers Forum is celebrating ten years of dance with—you guessed it—more dance. Performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the program Break Out! features works by more than two dozen local choreographers from 1 to 5 PM. At 7 PM, the evening program begins; the day concludes with a reception.
Founded in 2010 by Jeremy Owens, You're Being Ridiculous gives people a chance to tell real-life stories with a theme; this month's is "heroes." Hear the tales tonight at Mary's Attic.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.