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My Dad Wrote a Porno and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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Chance the Rapper speaks with journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs at MCA on 3/5. - ASHLEE REZIN/SUN-TIMES
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  • Chance the Rapper speaks with journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs at MCA on 3/5.

See the Chi-Town native in conversation at one of the many events happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:


Mon 3/5-Thu 3/8:
The graceful French short Can You Do It?, which celebrates black pride, is just one of 16 shorts showing during "The Animation Show of Shows" at Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State). The shorts collected at the program are, "so fully conceived that they expose the derivative quality of most commercial animation," the Reader's J.R. Jones writes. Mon and Wed 6 PM, Tue 8 PM, Thu 8:15 PM, $6-$11

Watch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof via satellite at Music Box Theatre, 3/5.
  • Watch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof via satellite at Music Box Theatre, 3/5.

Mon 3/5: If you can't make it to London but still want to catch
Tennessee Williams's classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the National Theatre Live broadcast is here to help. Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell star in Benedict Andrews's spin on the iconic 20th century play, screening live from Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). 7 PM, $15

Mon 3/5: Chance the Rapper may be Chicago's hottest export since Kanye West or the RompHim. Join the Grammy winner and activist for a talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago) with journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, as part of Pitchfork's In Sight Out conversation series. 6-7:15 PM, $10-$20

Wed 3/7: What would you do if you discovered your father penned an erotic book under the name Rocky Flintstone? Start a podcast about it? British comedian Jamie Morton did just that, and during the live show My Dad Wrote a Porno at Chicago Theatre (175 N. State), he and his friends read and reenact scenes from the sordid tome. 8 PM, $39.50

Learn about Japanese woodblock printing and its history on 3/8. - FACEBOOK
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  • Learn about Japanese woodblock printing and its history on 3/8.

Thu 3/8: At the Japanese Culture Center's (1016 W. Belmont) event The Great Wave: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints, speakers discuss Katsushika Hokusai's iconic "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," as well as the history of woodblock printing and its methodology. You might even get an up-close look at rare prints, too. 5:30-7 PM, sold out

Thu 3/8: Grab your Hogwarts robes and smartest Ravenclaw friends for Fox & Hound's (910-918 W. Dundee) Harry Potter Trivia. If prizes for the top three teams and best dressed aren't enough incentive, maybe the butterbeer will be. 8-10 PM, reserve now

For more things to do this week—and every day—visit our Agenda page.


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