Caroline, or Change
There are plenty of show, films, and concerts playing in Chicago this week. Here's some of what we recommend:
Mon 10/8: Interrobang's White Rabbit, Red Rabbit:
This one person show
is "a lot closer to the Stanford Prison Experiment than to Saturday Night Live
, but it's as compelling and thought-provoking an hour as I've spent at the theater this year," as the Reader
's Dmitry Samarov writes
. 8 PM, the Den Theater, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Mon 10/8 - Thu 10/11: Robert Greene's documentary, Bisbee '17:
's Ben Sachs writes
that "Greene suggests that confronting history collectively may be a population's first step in working together to move forward. This conclusion dovetails with the director's observation (sometimes frightening, sometimes stirring) that we are always acting out history, whether we realize it or not." 1:45 PM and 4:20 PM, Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport, $9-$11.
Wed 10/10: SOB X RBE and Quando Rondo
: At the Bottom Lounge, SOB X RBE will play what could be one of their last shows in Chicago: "Some online rumors suggest the group will disband, but it’s hard to consider SOB X RBE without T.O.’s soulful melodies, which are as crucial to their identity as Slimmy B’s impatient flow, DaBoii’s serrated bars, and Lul G’s uppercut rhymes," writes
's Leor Galil. 8 PM, the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake, $20.
Thu 10/11: Caroline, or Change
: The story of a black housekeeper for a white family in 1963 Louisiana, Caroline, or Change
, "revels in tension, juxtaposing racial inequality with domestic unhappiness," writes
's Irene Hsiao. 7:30 PM, the Den Theater, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, $45.
Thu 10/11: Air Credits, Sims, and Serengeti at the Empty Bottle
: "Artería Verité
focuses on the dystopian near future Air Credits have explored throughout their brief time as a band, and here, Sims’s playfully punchy verses and ShowYouSuck’s lackadaisical yet forceful flow combine to find inspiration and joy in a tumultuous world," writes
's Leor Galil.