Time to plan the week. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Through 8/28: The Illinois Holocaust Museum (9603 Woods, Skokie) presents “Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936,” an exhibition featuring historical photographs, film, and the testimonies of athletes who participated in the Berlin Olympics including Jesse Owens and Ralph H. Metcalfe.
Mon 2/22: Zach Peterson’s debate series Arguments and Grievances enlists some of the city’s funniest comedians to argue about heated issues such as “Hugs vs. Drugs,” “Dr. Dre vs. Dr. Seuss,” and “Batman vs. Spider-Man” at Up Comedy Club (230 W. North). 8 PM
Mon 2/22: The Laser Comedy Show is a sketch show in which one man uses lasers to create scenery and characters. Check it out every Monday at MCL Chicago (3110 N. Sheffield). 10 PM
Tue 2/23: The Field Museum hosts a screening of the bird-watching comedy The Big Year at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). Joshua Engel, the research assistant in the museum’s bird division, discusses the film. 7 PM
Wed 2/24: The Chicago Pit Stop Rescue Paw-ty at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee) is a fund-raiser for the organization that rescues “bully” dog breeds like pitbulls. Guests are encouraged to bring donations like dog beds, collars, and treats in exchange for a bag of tokens and free drinks. 6 PM
Wed 2/24: National environmental group the Natural Resources Defense Council hosts the (Possible) Future of Water, a discussion between writers Claire Vaye Watkins (Gold Fame Citrus, Battleborn) and Abby Geni (The Lightkeepers, The Last Animal) about “cli-fi,” a developing new genre that addresses climate change through speculative fiction. Advance tickets required to the event at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park). 6-8 PM
Thu 2/25-Sat 2/27: As part of Shakespeare 400, the largest celebration of Shakespeare’s life and legacy, the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago) and Chicago Shakespeare Theater present a number of Shakespeare’s works performed on a single table at Table Top Shakespeare. 7:30 PM
Thu 2/25: Broken Lizard, the comedy group that created films like Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest perform Meow What?, a one-night benefit show for Halcyon Theater at Park West (322 W. Armitage). 8 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.