The Beat Kitchen hosts two evenings of School of Rock graduates, featuring some of the most talented students of the school. Doors open at 4:00pm, show starts at 5:00pm. Full details and advance tickets at the Beat Kitchen site. Beat Kitchen: 2100 West Belmont Avenue. (773) 281-4444.
The inaugural Physical Festival of physical theatre runs July 25-Aug. 2 in Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave. Tonight's performances are Next Door at 7pm and Circo de Tu Corazón at 9pm; see the schedule for details. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, with festival passes available for $35.
The beautiful Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, will be hosting Spin's Lollapalooza Kick Off Party. This is a perfect opportunity to start the music filled weekend right with a lineup including dreamy pop from Wildcat! Wildcat!, local electronic indie rockers Gemini Club, and the always amazing Interpol. This 21+ show starts at 9pm and is FREE with RSVP
Tete Charcuterie and Trencherman team up for a night of piggish delights at Tete Charcuterie (1114 W Randolph St.) tonight at 10pm (yes, 10pm). The restaurants each prepare half of a pig in their own special way (with vegetable sides) and serve; your $70 ticket gets you the fruits of their labor plus drinks from CH Distillery. Email for info and to RSVP.
Chefs Thomas Rice and Kurt Guzowski of TÊTE Charcuterie and Pat Sheerin of Trencherman kick off the Choucroute Series at TÊTE Charcuterie (1114 W Randolph St) tonight, starting at 10pm. Each chef will get half a hog to prepare on site, along with vegetables, which will then be served to an intimate crowd of 20 people. Cocktails will be provided by CH Distillery. Tickets cost $70. Call (312) 733-1178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.