There are plenty of shows
, and concerts
happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:
After eight years in Seattle, Derek Erdman
is back in Chicago, and he’s having a show. The artist/writer/prankster has moved beyond city rat poster parodies to a gallery. Living Room Realty, 1530 W. Superior, 312-226-3020, livingroomrealty.com, free.
Tue 9/11: Eighth Grade
: social media, but no social life. In Bo Burnham's indie comedy, online culture becomes a breeding ground for teenage anxiety. Rated R, 94 min, various showtimes, various locations.
The Holocaust drama A Shayna Maidel
takes the redemptive route. But, according to the Reader
's Tony Adler, "the production's happy ending feels unearned." 7:30 PM, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington, 773-281-8463, timelinetheatre.com, $40-$54.
Catch singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh
at the World Music Festival. Actores Alidos open. 7 PM, Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont, free, 21+.
Thu 9/13: Michael Nesmith
brings his pioneering country-rock group, the First National Band, to Chicago. 8 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, $75, $73 members, all-ages.
Sketch show Black Boy Joy
presents a refreshing depiction of young black men. Comics Devin Middleton and Jordan Stafford send up race without pulling punches. 8 PM, the Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 773-697-9693, theannoyance.com, $10.
Formed 31 years ago, Ireland's Altan
are one of the most venerable and celebrated bands in traditional Irish music. 7 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, free, all-ages.