This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music from Chicago’s fringe, coproduced by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr, runs through 11/12. Admission is $15 or “pay what you can,” except where noted. For information and reservations, call 773-539-7838 or visit

Picking Up Feathers Antonio Sacre’s latest solo piece revisits the territory of his Cuban and Irish-American roots and also draws on his work with kids in juvenile detention facilities. Jim Lasko of Redmoon directs this world premiere. a Fri 11/10, 10:30 PM, Prop Thtr, 3502-4 N. Elston.

Radio vs. Theater Ira Glass of This American Life and Beau O’Reilly engage in an ongoing series of verbal duels, each determined to prove the supremacy of his chosen medium. a Sun 11/12, 2, 5, and 8 PM, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, $20.