There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Fri 8/17: Chicago rockers Sonny Falls find hope amid tales of despair. “On the group’s new debut full-length, Some Kind of Spectre (
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Fri 8/17- Sat 8/18: The Fly Honey Show promises something for everyone—except minimalists. “Now roaring into its ninth season, the ear-blisteringly loud, unabashedly proud, intersectional feminist extravaganza of spoken word, song, and dance claims some 300 ensemble members and 35 featured acts spreading their gospel of sex- and body-positivity and their multitude of legs over a five-week run at the Den,” writes Reader critic Irene Hsaio. 10 PM, the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, 773-697-3830, theflyhoneyshow.com, $25-$30 standing room, $35-$40 general
Fri 8/17-Sun 8/19: Araby follows the life and jobs of an itinerant Brazilian laborer. “Araby is unmistakably contemporary in its fashions, settings, and physical behavior; the similarities to the past seem found rather than manufactured,” writes Reader critic Ben Sachs. João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa directed. In Portuguese with subtitles. 97 min. Various times, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, 312-846-2800, siskelfilmcenter.org, $11
Fri 8/17-8/19: Crazy Rich Asians. “Knockout visuals, a winning cast, and an irrepressibly feel-good vibe make this dazzling romantic comedy one for the ages; the only possible way it could have improved is if it had been a musical,” writes Reader critic Andrea Gronvall. PG-13. 120 minutes. Jon M. Chu directed.
Sun 8/19: Chicago rapper Queen Key is gonna need a bigger crown. “On Sunday, August 19, she’ll be the only woman onstage at Lyrical Lemonade’s inaugural outdoor festival, the Summer Smash, writes the Reader’s Leor Galil. noon, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento, $60, all-ages