The University of Chicago presents Let's Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel, a festival of the city's legendary storyteller, May 9-11 at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., and other locations. Attend workshops, panel discussions and a variety of other events each day; see the schedule for details. Attendance is free.
Intuit Gallery presents a free opening reception Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna. Lost and Found is a unique exhibition of photography that tells the story of a social media search party attempting to discover the identities of an anonymous couple who traveled the world more than 50 years ago. 5 - 8 p.m. 756 N Milwaukee
2nd Fridays Gallery Night is a monthly showcase of 30+ creative spaces in the Chicago Arts District (formerly known as PilsenEast). You'll find all manner of art and artists, as well as explore the gorgeous architecture and courtyards on Halsted St., between 16th St. and Cermak Rd. Plan your stroll by picking up a map at the info center at 1821 S. Halsted St., or check out the event calendar. 6pm-10pm.
The Ugly Stepsister Gallery, located on 1750 S Union Avenue in Pilsen, will be hosting the first exhibition of Kieran McGonnell since his passing on May 9th from 6-8:30 PM. The exhibition runs through July 6 and is open and free to the public.
The Reader's Key Ingredient series, in which chefs are challenged to integrate an usual ingredient into their style (Necco wafers and chicory are among recent ideas), comes to blows tonight at the Key Ingredient Cookoff, which runs from 7-10pm at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State. Chefs from all over the city will choose one of five ingredients from past columns; you vote for the best. Admission $65 (a portion of which benefits Common Threads).
The Chicago Critics Film Festival returns for its second year at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., May 9-15. Tonight's schedule is below. Tickets are $12-15 per screening, or $75 for a weekday pass, $100 for a weekend pass or $150 for a full festival pass.
- 7pm: They Came Together (with director David Wain Q&A)
- 9:30pm: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
- midnight: Housebound
Queens of the Stone Age attempt to blow the doors off the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight at 8pm, with Chelsea Wolfe opening. Tickets are allegedly sold out, but as we post this on Wednesday night, you can still get them through Jam's etix page for $39.50 a pop. All ages.