There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here’s some of what we recommend:

Fri 7/27: Whitney Johnson works to remystify music as . “After [tonight], however, when Chicago label Trouble in Mind releases the new album, Sacracorpa, it will get a lot harder for Johnson’s solo work to go unnoticed. This gorgeously meditative collection represents a quantum leap in her musical development,” writes the Reader’s Peter Margasak. 7 p.m. International Museum of Surgical Science 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. 312-642-6502, free

Fri 7/27-Sat 7/28: The Hero’s Wife proves that the violence doesn’t end when the fighting stops. “In less adept hands, such a story could lapse into mere melodrama or, worse, didactic preachiness. But Lathrop’s writing has a disarming honesty about it; she presents the facts of the case and lets us draw our own conclusions,” writes the Reader’s Helbig. Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 4 and 8 PM, 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, 708-795-6704,, $22

Fri 7/27-Sat 7/28:
  “Welcome to Castle Rock” proves there’s no formula for adapting a Stephen King novel. Music Box and Consequence of Sound present a weekend festival of King chillers. Greetings From Castle Rock: A Stephen King Festival Fri 7/27-Sat 7/28. Music Box 3733 N. Southport, 773-871-6604,, $12 per film, passes $40

Fri 7/27- Sun 7/29: In Manual Cinema’s The End of TV, two women help each other rediscover their humanity.  Fri-Sat 7 PM, Sun 3 PM; aftershow Sat 9:15 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division,, $30, $20 students and seniors

Fri 7/27-Sun 7/29
David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh A fiery AIDS activist finally gets his due with exhibitions of his art and videos. Through Sat 8/4. Iceberg Projects, 7714 N. Sheridan,, free

Sat 7/28: “Afro-Futurism Short Films” dips into the cultural wellspring that fed Black Panther. Floyd Web of Black World Cinema curates this program of African-themed sci-fi and fantasy. 7:30 PM. Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge,, $8

Sat 7/28-Sun 7/29: Arc Theatre’s Merry Wives of Windsor is the perfect antidote to overly-serious Shakespeare. “Everything in the Arc’s decidedly low-budget outdoor summer productions, plunked down on an unforgiving patch of concrete in Evanston’s Ridgeville Park, operates on a recognizably human scale, the actors making effortless sense of intricate Elizabethan language,” writes the Reader’s Justin Hayford. 7 PM, Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston, 847-869-5640,, free