In a perfect world, this would have been holy trinity weekend as planned, with all three of Chicago’s most divine exports–Lisa Buscani, Paula Killen, and Marcia Wilkie–returning for the annual melee of solo female performers. But Wilkie is stuck in Los Angeles doing her sold-out one-woman show Are You Happy (apparently even goddesses have contractual obligations). With Killen and Buscani on the Metro’s altar, however, along with acerbic monologuist Cheryl Trykv, earthy dancer Bisola, New York comedian Reno, and poets Cin Salach, Jean Howard, and Monica Copeland (the Dennis Rodman of poetry, I’m told), why grouse? Also, Carrie Biolo, who usually plays vibes or marimba, performs a composition on motorcycle helmets. And at this worship service, you can drink, smoke, and cuss. Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203. Saturday, February 8, 9 PM (doors open at 8 PM). $12 in advance; $15 at the door; admission restricted to persons 18 and older.

–Justin Hayford

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Reno photo by Annie Leibovitz.