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Sunday, April 5

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Stagestruck City @ Newberry Library

The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., hosts Stagestruck City, an exhibit illustrating the “little theatre” movement beginning in the 19th century though posters, programs, scripts, letters, and photographs. Learn about Chicago’s theater history for free during normal hours, 8:15am to 5:00pm!

That’s Weird, Grandma: The Holiday Special @ Neo-Futurist Theater

Tonight is the final performance of Barrel of Monkeys’ That’s Weird, Grandma: The Holiday Special at 8:00pm at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. The ensemble adapts stories written by children into songs and sketches for your entertainment! Buy your tickets ($12 for adults; $6 for children) online to ensure you get a seat!

Extraordinary Popular Delusions @ Beat Kitchen

Come see the Chicago musical group, Extraordinary Popular Delusions, tonight at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont. Doors at 8:00pm and show begins at 9:00pm. The show is 21 and over and free, though donations are requested.

Alex Chilton Birthday Bash @ Empty Bottle

The 11th annual Alex Chilton Birthday Bash is tonight at 9pm at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. See Certain Stars, Cooled Out Babies, Deadly Bungalows, Christopher Elam, Go Time, Michael Heaton, The Injured Parties, Letterbomb, Allegra Malone, Simeon Peebler, Patrick Potts, Rent Party, Tomorrow the Moon, The Tornaparts and the Jamie Wagner Band perform a tribute to the legendary Big Star frontman. No cover, 21+

Christmas Vacation @ Logan Theatre

The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., screens National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation tonight at 11pm. Tickets are $8.50.



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