New Music Monday comes to its end in 2014 with two acts whose technical savvy is top-notch, but in very different ways. Chicago's Russian Circles bash ears with their instrumental heavy metal while Colin Stetson wows with his saxophone proficiency. It's free and starts at 6:30PM. Pritzker Pavilion's at 201 E Randolph.
The Chicago Nerd Social Club presents their monthly science fiction & fantasy book club this evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Filter (1373-75 North Milwaukee). This month's book for discussion is Blindsight by Peter Watts. Full details on the event at the Chicago Nerds Website.