The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., celebrates Neighborhood Night tonight by allowing moviegoers to pay a reduced admission to see a handful of screenings happening this evening. The film screenings start at 6pm, and a reception catered by Whole Foods starts at 7pm. Full details and advance tickets available at the Film Center website.. Box office: (312) 846-2085.
Jerry's Wicker Park, 1938 W. Division St., hosts Creative Minds on Tap, an "in-depth look at the role of branding, design, and marketing within the culture of craft beer," tonight at 7pm. A panel discussion moderated by Hail to the Ale's Kim Leshinski features Tony Magee, founder of Lagunitas; Randy Mosher, author and design/branding consultant for 5 Rabbit Cerveceria and Forbidden Root Botanic Beers; Micheal Kiser, founder of Good Beer Hunting; Phineas X. Jones , designer for Half Acre; Paul Schneider, brewer at Solemn Oath; and restaurant designer Katie Perkins. A Q&A follows. No cover.
It's been years since Elbow's visited Chicago, but the British rock band returns in support of their recent The Take Off and Landing of Everything album at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St. They're a staple at European festivals and a quick Youtube search will bring up plenty of great performances for this band far underrated on this side of the pond. Elbow headlines House of Blues. John Grant opens at 8pm. Tickets are $35 in advance or $38 at the door. 17+