• Courtney Chavanell
  • American Sharks

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

No, they’re not the subject of my last three nightmares, Whores, American Sharks, and Scientists are just the names of three punk bands playing at the Cobra Lounge tonight. “The lyrics—full of babys and delivered with theatrical sass—are about evil things that aren’t really evil because, well, here, smoke this joint,” Kevin Warwick writes of American Sharks.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s park performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream continue tonight. It’s unlikely the story is new to many people but Jena Cutie writes that “this Midsummer‘s draw is the physical comedy that builds to a harrowing four-way tiff that humanizes everyone except Ryan Imhoff’s sicko Lysander.”

Stop by the Harold Washington Library today to hear author Rick Perlstein discuss his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Perlstein, who also writes for the Nation, has done extensive work on the American right wing. The discussion will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Wills.

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