A donation box for the Menstruatin’ With Satan campaign, at Avondale’s Bucket O’Blood Records Credit: Courtesy the Satanic Temple Illinois

Satan seeks menstrual products to help his followers ride the blood highway. The Satanic Temple of Illinois has partnered with the Pilsen Food Pantry for Menstruatin’ With Satan, a supply drive to collect and distribute pads and tampons for neighbors who need them. Menstrual products are one of the most sought after but least donated items to pantries and shelters, and trans men and gender nonconforming people can face additional barriers when accessing them. Providing more places to pick up these vital resources makes our communities healthier! Through August 30, you can drop off period supplies to donation boxes at any of the following spots during their open hours: Alchemy Arts (1203 W. Bryn Mawr), Sideshow Gallery (2219 N. Western), Ørkenoy (1757 N. Kimball, in the Kimball Arts Center), Soundgrowler Brewing Co. (8201 183rd, Suite P, Tinley Park), Illuminated Brew Works (6186 N. Northwest Hwy.), Tone Deaf Records (4356 N. Milwaukee), Bucket O’ Blood (3182 N. Elston), Off Color Brewing’s Mousetrap (1460 N. Kingsbury), and Coffin of Curiosities (1134 W. Diversey). (MC)

The Chicago Park District and Porchlight Music Theatre join forces this summer with the free concert series Broadway in Your Backyard, a series of 60-minute shows featuring Chicago performers singing favorite songs and hidden gems from the Broadway canon. Tonight the tour hits Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen) at 6 PM, and audience members of all ages are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to settle in and enjoy the tunes. More information is available at Porchlight’s website. (SCJ)

The 12th Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival started last week, and features daily screenings of new independently made features, short films, documentaries, and music videos through Thursday. Many of the films, presented in person at Chicago Filmmakers (1326 W. Hollywood) are also available to rent from BWIFF’s website in a “virtual screening” option, and tonight’s feature documentary 2020: A Comedy Special is no exception. Directed by Joe Kaiser, 2020: A Comedy Special examines the challenges that comedians and comedy club owners across the country faced when COVID-19 forced lockdowns, delays, and closings for venues . . . which in turn forced comedians and event promoters to innovate new approaches to creating live entertainment for their fans. Tonight’s in person event at Chicago Filmmakers starts at 7 PM and also includes a screening of the narrative feature Roman Candle, directed by Joe Blank, about young adults navigating a new relationship. Go to the BWIFF website to purchase tickets and learn more. (SCJ)

According to Reader contributor Bill Meyer, Omaha singer-songwriter Simon Joyner “might complicate your understanding of the darkness” with the tracks on his new album Songs From A Stolen Guitar, released in early June by Grapefruit Records. Joyner brings his music to the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) tonight at 9:30 PM; local musician and artist Jessica Risker opens. Tickets are still available for the 21+ show and the Hideout requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry. (SCJ)