From May 28th until June 14th, the Pivot Arts Festival will be hosting a variety of performances which focus on gender and sexuality, the intersection between art and science, environmental issues and many more themes at various times throughout the day. Check out the calendar for times, locations and pricing.
Maifest returns to Lincoln Square May 29-June 1, taking over Lincoln Avenue from Leland to Western next to the Brown Line tracks. The festival runs from 5 to 9:30pm tonight, with live music and plenty of German beer and food. Admission is free.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., hosts a Pechakucha night in connection with its City of Big Data exhibit tonight from 6 to 8:30pm. Speakers include Tom Burtonwood, Dennis McClendon, Dan O'Neil, Jeanne Marie Olson, Derek Eder, Brenna Berman and Joe Germuska. Tickets are $7 for CAF members, $12 for non-members. Details on Facebook.
The Damn Choir and Hemmingbirds perform at a benefit for New Leash on Life Chicago tonight at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave. Doors open at 7pm, show's at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, with profits going to the dog rescue group. 17+
Galerie F, 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts a live comics reading as part of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, tonight from 7 to 9:30pm. The event features readings by Sam Alden of It Never Happened Again, Andy Burkholder of Absolute Loneliness, Anna Bongiovanni of Out of Hollow Water, Mark Connery of Rudy, Edie Fake of Memory Palaces, Sarah Ferrick of Rare Creatures, John Holden of Detrimental Information, Scott Longo of Sonatina and Annie Mok of Screen Tests. Free.
Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. hosts another live show by video hoarders Everything Is Terrible! Tonight's show will feature screenings of their recent video releases Comic Relief Zero and Everything Is Terrible! Does the Hip-Hop, along with other video rarities from the EIT! vaults. Tickets are $15. Show starts at 9pm, it's an 18+ show.