If you’re having issues with fussy orchids at home, add some coffee grounds to their soil–they love it! Credit: Alfonso Alberto Ramírez Alvarez/Unsplash

Arrive at the field house in McKinley Park (2210 W. Pershing) by 7 PM to be led to Orchidelirium, a live performance about the history and symbolism of orchids by Mitsu Salmon. The action will be immersed in a soundscape by TRQPiTECA cofounder La Spacer, who will DJ a dance party in the park following the performance. This event is free, but you’ll probably want to bring a blanket or chair for extra comfort—unless your dancing shoes get the best of you! (MC)

Over the past two years, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has been developing work through their Inside/Out series that focuses on Black American experience and jazz. The results of that exploration into “the Aesthetic of the Cool,” as scholar Robert Farris Thompson described it, comes to life with Soul Remedy in a preview tonight at 7:30 PM at Constellation (3111 N. Western). This work-in-progress piece features choreography by Monique Haley and music by trumpeter Pharez Whitted and singer Margaret Murphy-Webb. As with all Inside/Out performances, the audience is invited to give feedback to the artists. Tickets are $15-$30 at eventbrite.com; masks are required. (KR)

If you’re looking for music tonight, Gossip Wolf noted this week that local “psychedelic-tinged” rock band 8-Bit Creeps release their debut full-length album today, and you can help them celebrate at their concert at Reed’s Local (3017 W. Belmont). Daisy Heaves and Safety Town open, and the show starts at 8 PM. It’s a $5 cover at the door and Reed’s is a 21+ venue. And Reader contributor Steve Krakow recommends the “welcome darkness” of singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler, who is performing tonight at Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). Squirrel Flower opens at 10 PM, and advance tickets are still available. (SCJ)

Tonight’s weather forecast is clear and warm, which are great conditions to go check out the latest projections at Art on the Mart. Reader senior writer Leor Galil talked with several participants featured in Billiken, one of the films that is currently being projected nightly on the river side of the Merchandise Mart–be sure to check out their stories to learn more about making the movie, dancing in Chicago, and the Bud Billiken Parade. Billiken’s screening is on a bill with director Jonas Denzel’s film explore, and you can see both tonight starting at 9 PM. The projections are best viewed from the Riverwalk between Wells and Lake (ADA compliant ramps for Riverwalk access are at the east side of State, the west side of Clark, and the west side of Franklin). Both films are showing nightly until 9/7. (SCJ)