Chicago Dance Month, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more things to do in Chicago this week | Bleader

Chicago Dance Month, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more things to do in Chicago this week

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Natya Dance Theater performs at Navy Pier on Mon 4/3 to kick off Chicago Dance Month. - AMITAVA SARKAR
  • Amitava Sarkar
  • Natya Dance Theater performs at Navy Pier on Mon 4/3 to kick off Chicago Dance Month.

There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend:

Through 4/30: The Roman Susan Art Foundation presents "Property" at the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society (7363 N. Greenview). The exhibit features archival images of the changing Rogers Park and West Ridge neighborhoods alongside new work from photographs, including the Reader's Danielle A. Scruggs.

Mon 4/3:
Kick off Chicago Dance Month with performances by Giordano Dance II, Natya Dance Theater, and Culture Shock Chicago at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand). 6 PM

Mon 4/3: Minimalist duo Sleaford Mods play Metro (3730 N. Clark) tonight. Luca Cimarusti writes, "Finding the middle ground between the Fall and Wu-Tang Clan—or U.K. anarcho-punk and east-coast boom-bap—Sleaford Mods have been using this basic formula to work up a racket since 2007." 8 PM

Winged Migration screens at the Music Box as part of the Field Trip series.
  • Winged Migration screens at the Music Box as part of the Field Trip series.

Tue 4/4:
The documentary Winged Migration screens at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) as part of the Field Trip series. Following the film, John Bates, the Field Museum's curator of birds, discusses avian evolutionary patterns.

Tue 4/4: Tuesday Funk
, the monthly reading series at Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark), features eclectic works by local writers. April's lineup includes Felix Jung, Tracy Harford-Porter, Melissa Wiley, Kellye Howard, and Nestor Gomez. 7:30 PM

Wed 4/5: The comedy game show DMGT 13: The Hated Eight at Gallery Cabaret (2020 N. Oakley) focuses on the eight richest men in the world, rising human population, and humanity's interaction with wild animals. 7 PM

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Battlefield, a staged interpretation of an Indian epic poem. - PASCAL VICTOR/ARTCOMART
  • Pascal Victor/ArtComArt
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Battlefield, a staged interpretation of an Indian epic poem.

4/5-4/8:
 Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne present Battlefield, their staged interpretation of the Indian epic poem the Mahabharata at Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago). Wed-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM

Thu 4/6: Local R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid performs at 1st Ward (2033 W. North) tonight alongside Pell, Mykele Deville, and Owen Bones. 7 PM

Centennial Brooks celebrates the 100th birthday of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. - ASSOCIATED PRESS
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  • Centennial Brooks celebrates the 100th birthday of poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Thu 4/6: Centennial Brooks, a weekend-long tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, kicks off at the DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th) with readings by poets Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti, and Angela Jackson plus a reception featuring Brooks's daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely. 7-9 PM

Thu 4/6: Freakonomics coauthor Stephen J. Dubner hosts Tell Me Something I Don't Know, a game show podcast that features contestants using their obscure knowledge to impress three panelists. Tonight's live recording at Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th) features Freakonomics coauthor Steve Levitt, author Scott Turow, and Cook County commissioner Bridget Gainer with guest fact-checker Tricia Bobeda (Nerdette) on hand to call out inaccuracies. 8 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.

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