Brian Babylon
  • Courtesy Chicago Slam Works
  • Brian Babylon

Looking for something to do today? Agenda‘s got you covered.

Up-and-coming playwrights from around the world are given the chance to share and discuss their work via the International Voices Project (through 4/29). This year features eight new works from eight countries, and tonight kicks things off with a staged reading of Austrian Ewald Palmetshofer’s Living. Under Glass. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. Read about the whole week’s events here.

Before TV and radio, people entertained one another on long, cold winter nights by telling stories. In that spirit, LitMash brings together poets, storytellers, and comedians for an evening of spoken-word entertainment tonight at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. Just to make it interesting, there will be five randomly selected judges who get to award a cash prize. Performers include Brian Babylon, Janna Sobel, and Alicia Swiz.

The Gene Siskel Film Center screens Roberto Galvadon’s 1959 rags-to-riches fable Macario, which Andrea Gronvall says “combines magical realism and folkloric elements of Mexico’s Indianist movement with results that are alternately comic and poignant.”

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader‘s daily Agenda page.