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Tuesday, January 17
Beginning at 6:00pm tonight, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven) will host an adult-only event as part of their monthly "Nature on Tap" series. For only a dollar more than general admission prices, everyone 18+ gets access to all the exhibits along with games, crafty projects, and a beer and wine bar. Featured breweries include Finch's, Revolution, 5Rabbit, Metropolitan Brewing and Two Brothers. 2430 N Cannon Dr., $10.
The Third Coast International Audio Festival presents Listening Room: Tales out of School tonight at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., featuring stories from WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton and "Resound" host Gwen Macsai. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Doors open at 6pm, show's at 7pm. 21+
WBEZ's "Sound Opinions" presents a screening of the rock mockumentary classic This is Spinal Tap at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., tonight at 6:30pm. Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis host. Free.
The inaugural Physical Festival of physical theatre runs July 25-Aug. 2 in Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave. Tonight's performance is The Wild Party Variety Hour at 7pm; see the schedule for details. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, with festival passes available for $35.
Martyrs' hosts the monthly Most StorySLAM this evening at 8:00pm. Audience members are invited to bring a five-minute story on the subject "Altered". A group of audience members will judge the stories, and the winner of tonight's event goes on to the semifinals. Admission is $8, but a limited amount of advance tickets will be available through The Moth Website. Martyrs': 3855 North Lincoln Avenue. (773) 404-9494.