Even now, it's a little odd to think of Television coming from the same scene that launched Blondie and the Ramones, but the punk band that certainly didn't sound punk on the surface has aged nicely and their Marquee Moon still ranks as a stone-cold classic. With a few lineup changes, Television's back to playing and all indications are that they've barely lost a beat. Television headlines Metro. The show starts at 8:30PM. It's 18+ and tickets are $25. Metro's at 3730 N Clark.
The Indie Boots Film Festival celebrates short films tonight at the Landmark Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark St. Fifteen shorts will be screened, followed by Q&As with some of the filmmakers. Doors open at 7pm, program begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 online or at the box office.
Punk veterans OFF! headline the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., tonight, with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe opening. Doors open at 7pm, show's at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. 17 and over.
Megan Milks and Cris Mazza read from their latest books (Kill Marguerite and Other Stories for the former, Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls and Something Wrong with Her for Mazza) tonight at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., at 7:30pm. Free.