Rochelle Jordan
Rochelle Jordan Credit: Angel Rivera

The Pilsen Love Fridge is hosting a Community Care Day at Harrison Park (1824 S. Wood) from 1-4 PM. Join them for free cold-pressed juices and camaraderie as they hold a community discussion on expanding food rescue, adding to their resource network, and serving the neighborhood through volunteering. They’ll be meeting at the spot on 19th between Damen and Wolcott.

Artist Salem Hyacinth Turchan is celebrated tonight at Art in These Times, the second floor exhibition gallery at the In These Times offices (2040 N. Milwaukee). Turchan’s exhibition on display at the gallery focuses on their project The Museum of Gender Divination, Oracle Objects, and Non-Discursive Knowing—a “queer esoteric folk museum” where objects and personal history are combined to create an imagined past and where gender is revealed through acts of divination. The opening event runs from 5-7 PM with an artist talk scheduled at 6 PM. The work will be on view through September 16. Masks are required to attend.

At 8:15 PM, Shaun J. Wright and Rochelle Jordan will be gracing the Sleeping Village stage (3734 W. Belmont). Wright is a local singer and DJ who’s regularly behind the decks at Smart Bar. Their house vibe leans heavy on disco while borrowing vocal samples from queer and feminist monologues, leaving the language (and ideas!) seamless as the music creates a chopped up and distorted backdrop for dancing. Jordan is an R&B artist from LA (by way of Toronto) who fuses an aughts-era musical style with contemporary expressions of claustrophobic melancholy. Her voice is both languid and luxurious, and her 2021 release nods as much to Aaliyah as it does UK garage. Between the pair, music lovers with an ear for history and innovation can expect a lot to enjoy. Tickets are $15 ($12 in advance), and available to those 21 and over.

Bros Before, a 19-minute rock ’n’ roll short about unrequited love between two trans men that I wrote about in June, is making its hometown premiere tonight at Facets (1517 W. Fullerton). In partnership with Full Spectrum Features, director Henry Hanson is celebrating the occasion by adding an additional program of short queer underground films called Free Yr Dick. There is a 7 PM and 10 PM showing with a reception in between—perfect for cruising queer cuties who love super gay films. Act fast, though: the 7 PM screening is sold out, and the 10 PM screening is getting close! Tickets are $12 ($10 for Facets members), but rumor has it, if you use the discount code “T4T,” you can get in for $6.66 before tax. This event is only open to those 18 and older.