Some of the world’s funniest people gather to make stuff up at the Chicago Improv Festival. Groups from as far as New Zealand (not to mention the exotic cities of Athens, Ohio, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin) perform. But tonight’s all about local flair. The Best of Chicago Improv showcase features Baby Wants Candy and the Improvised Shakespeare Company at Stage 773.
The Extinct Entities Festival, which re-creates defunct and legendary artistic venues and performance spaces, releases its eponymous book tonight at Links Hall. The launch features readings from contributors Jason Foumberg and Thea Liberty Nichols, with music by Colin Blantonn.
Philadelphia indie-pop duo Pattern is Movement perform tonight at Schubas. Leor Galil writes in Soundboard that they've "beefed up their sound with more strings and horns, taking cues from contemporary soul and R&B; over the past few years, Pattern Is Movement have taken to covering D'Angelo's 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)' at shows, at least once backed by the Roots."
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