There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Fri 4/27: Trombonist Ryan Keberle puts up political resistance on Find the Common, Shine a Light, the latest from his band Catharsis. According to the Reader‘s Peter Margasak, it’s a prescient protest album that includes several other fantastic musicians. 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $15, $12 in advance, 18+.
Fri 4/27: The Reader‘s Leor Galil describes Post Animal as “a Chicago psych-rock outfit that happens to count Stranger Things actor Joe Keery as a member. If his limited presence in the band (he’s a nontouring guitarist and vocalist) has helped them complete their impressive forthcoming debut, When I Think of You in a Castle (on Polyvinyl—clutch), well, I’m all for it.” 9 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Western, sold out, 18+.
Sat 4/28: American Pleasure Club changed their name but left their heart-wrenching indie-rock intact. They still occasionally play songs from when they were known as Teen Suicide. The Reader‘s Leor Galil writes, “The woozy ‘Sycamore’ is filled with loudly echoing hand percussion and vocal melodies that melt as they crawl through the song.” 6:30 PM, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, $13, all-ages.
Sat 4/28: Three women fight back against sexual harassment—1970s style—in 9 to 5 the Musical. The Reader‘s Marissa Oberlander was a fan, writing, “The three women eventually band together with a wacky plan to take control of their destinies, and the journey is an alchemic mix of cockeyed optimism, admirable grit, and empowering song-and-dance numbers.” 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, 872-903-3473, firebrandtheatre.org, $45.
Sun 4/29: Princess Nokia embraces her dualities and self-assurance on 1992 Deluxe. The Reader‘s Rachel Yang says of the album, “[Destiny] Frasqueri celebrates herself, her multicultural roots, and other women, draping it all in unshakeable self-assurance and vivid detail.” 7 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, sold out, all-ages.
Sun 4/29: Second City’s fantastic new E.T.C. revue Gaslight District gets to the bottom of the #fakenews phenomenon by allowing its cast into a “zone of truth”—where all news is real. The Reader‘s Steve Heisler writes of the show, “It constructs characters who are reeling from the whiplash that comes from trying to determine what’s actually true when they’re bombarded on all sides with opinions and assholes.” 7 PM, Second City E.T.C., 1608 N. Wells, 312-337-3992, secondcity.com, $21-$48.