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Thursday, September 29
Ska veterans Mustard Plug headline the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight, with Koffin Kats, Green Room Rockers, Masked Intruder and Continental opening. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 18+
The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., screens Barrymore, starring Christopher Plummer, at 7:30pm tonight. Tickets at $9.25.
The Straight and Narrow, a new comedy written by Jane Blackburn Hammer and Tyler Gillespie that "explores why people would attend a seminar/camp like this and the ways society conditions people to 'act straight,'" debuts at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., tonight at 8pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students) online or at the box office.
Lotus, an electronic-inspired jam band, begins its New Years run in Chicago with the first of two shows at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., at 8:30pm. Zoogma, an instrumental band that incorporates a similar EDM fusion into its sound, and Archnemesis, an electronic duo that combines music samples with original beats, will open for Lotus. Tickets are $24 each night, or $45 for a 2-day pass to both shows. 18+.