LiveWire Chicago Theatre's VisionFest5: Johnny 5 Is Alive presents ten new short plays about technology's influence on society—or its stranglehold, depending on your point of view. Playwrights include Philip Dawkins (The Homosexuals), Ike Holter (Hit the Wall), and Bekah Brunstetter (Take Her to See the Maco Lights). It's at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.
David Lynch is best known for his films, but he also makes music. Tonight's Dance Tribute to Lynch, hosted by Martyrs', features more than 30 dancers performing to a dozen songs, some made by Lynch and some associated with his movies.
Future Bible Heroes, one of several bands led by Stephen Merritt of the Magnetic Fields, perform at Lincoln Hall in support of last month’s Partygoing (Merge), which Tal Rosenberg describes as "the best thing Merritt’s done since 69 Love Songs—a welcome return to the jumpy, creaky haircut pop of his early career. Unfortunately, at this show you’ll have to hear the music without Merritt, whose hyperacusis (a painful sensitivity to certain sounds) is preventing him from joining his bandmates on tour." The Luxury Liners open.
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