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Thursday, August 25
Propagandhi playan all-ages show tonight at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., with RVIVR, War on Women and La Armada opening. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6pm.
The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., presents a two-night appearance by Tommy Wiseau, director/star/writer of The Room. Wiseau will be of course screening The Room, and doing a Q&A session following the film. The screenings happen tonight and tomorrow night at 7pm; full details and advance tickets at the Music Box website.
Guts and Glory is back at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 7pm. Hosts Keith Ecker and Samantha Irby welcome playwright Chris Bower, performer Jen Bosworth, playwright Randall Colburn, storyteller Andrew Reilly, writer Katie Prout and poet James Gordon this month. No cover, 21+
The eighth annual Chicago Dancing Festival runs Aug. 20-23 at the Harris Theater, Pritzker Pavilion and Museum of Contemporary Art. Tonight's performance is at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., at 7:30pm, and includes performances by The Juilliard School, Martha Graham Dance Company, and "Stars of American Ballet," featuring dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Tickets are sold out, but there will be a live simulcast in the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., for free. Read our preview of Hubbard Street's premiere of Kyle Abraham's "Counterpoint."