It's a World Cup year! And there's no better way to get into the most popular sport on the planet than with the Chicago Fire's home opener against the New York Energy Drinks, the winners of the MLS Supporters' Shield last year (best regular season). Buy the scarf, learn the songs, take a cheap shuttle to the game (Globe Pub, Cleo's, and Galway Arms are all pick-up spots).
Welsh-born, Chicago-based musician Jon Langford plays at Hideout tonight with his group Skull Orchard. They've taken on a more folk-rock sound, says Reader music critic Peter Margasak, but he writes, "Even at its most dulcet and gentle, though, the music has muscle and oomph, thanks to the sturdy rhythm section of bassist Alan Doughty and drummer Joe Camarillo."
Defrost your bikes for this year's Bike Day. Bicycle maintenance tutorials and other bike-centric happenings take place as part of the Post Family's curatorial stint at Comfort Station.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.