The cover art for Julien Baker’s 2017 7-inch, Funeral Pyre Credit: Courtesy Matador Records

At noon, KAN-WIN, a local nonprofit focused on eradicating gender-based violence, especially for women and children across Asian American communities, is holding a rally outside of the Wrigley Building (400 N. Michigan) as part of a global day of action for “comfort women”–Asian survivors of sexual slavery at the hands of the Japanese military leading up to and during WWII. There will be readings of survivor testimonies as well as performances and art inspired by this history. From there, you can join Nikkei Uprising, a Japanese-American abolitionist group, as they deliver a list of survivor demands to the Japanese consulate: 1) Admit the Japanese military sexual slavery system as a war crime; 2) disclose official documents; 3) deliver an official apology; 4) pay reparations to the victims; 5) punish those responsible; 6) record the sexual slavery system in history textbooks; 7) erect a memorial monument; and 8) build an archive. (MC)

The Salt Shed (1357 N. Elston) is one of Chicago’s newest places to catch music, and Reader contributor Hannah Edgar reported about it for us last week. Tonight you can check it out for yourself while hearing three strong singer-songwriters: the Wild Hearts Tour visits, featuring Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker. Gates open at 4 PM, with opener Quinn Christopherson starting at 5 PM. Advance tickets for this all-ages concert are available at Eventbrite. Upcoming shows are listed at the Salt Shed’s website. (SCJ)

Tonight’s edition of the La Palabra Series at 18th Street Casa de Cultura (2057 W. 18th) is a multi-layered event that shows off several of the arms of the world of the arts that the Pilsen cultural center focuses on throughout the year. Subtitled “Noche de Voces en Resistencia: Chican@ Affirmation,” this evening is both a reception for an art exhibition at 18th Street featuring work from the center’s Xochipilli paper maché class, and an evening of political poetry hosted by South Side Weekly editor-in-chief Jacqueline Serrato. Featured poets Matt Sedillo and Carlos Cumpián will share recent work, and there will be open mike time dedicated to work about the “working class struggle” (go to 18th Street’s website to find information on applying to participate in the program). This is a free event which starts at 6:30 PM. (SCJ)

Local singer-songwriter and licensed clinical counselor Jessica Risker hosts Group Session tonight at Cafe Mustache (2313 N. Milwaukee), a live podcast taping featuring musical performances and discussion between Risker and her guests postpunk band Spread Joy. Check out Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig’s interview with Risker from last week for more about her philosophies, and find more information about tonight’s 8 PM event here. (SCJ)