Long before Nicki Minaj was electrifying the airwaves with her sexually explicit lyrics, hip-hop legends Salt-n-Pepa were rapping about female pleasure and empowerment. The duo plays tonight at Joe's Bar with DJ Spinderella and Runway Bella.
You've learned a lot about judging cooking competitions from the Food Network. Put your knowledge to the test at the Beer & BBQ Challenge. Ten chefs pair up with ten craft brewers to present their unique barbecue-and-beer pairings, and you (yes, you!) decide the winner. All proceeds benefit Saint Viator parish and school.
If the lineup at Lollapalooza is too soft for you, consider checking out Gnarfest at Township. Sin Orden and Shores join Pygmy Lush, whose music the Reader's Leor Galil says will "haunt you like a fateful mistake."
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.