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The documentary Uncle Fun: You're the One and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Ted Frankel, the former owner of Uncle Fun, answers questions at the screening of a new documentary about his store Sun 6/10. - COURTESY OF LAURA SCRUGGS
  • COURTESY OF LAURA SCRUGGS
  • Ted Frankel, the former owner of Uncle Fun, answers questions at the screening of a new documentary about his store Sun 6/10.

There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:

Fri 6/8:  Nigerian Afrobeat star Burna Boy captures the sound of now on Outside. 8 PM, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake, $20, all-ages

Fri 6/8- Sun 6/10:  This Boat Called My Body asks us to better understand what reproductive access looks like for all. Fri-Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 2 PM, 2700 S. Halsted, $15-$50, 22 and under free

Fri 6/8- Sun 6/10: Brutality reveals the banality of violence in contemporary America. "Director Rosario Vargas has packed this Aguijón Theater production with subtle, strong actors capable of revealing Ott's insights into the ways people do—and don't—cope with trauma," writes the Reader's Jack Helbig. Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 6 PM, Aguijón Theater, 2707 N. Laramie, 773-637-5899, aguijontheater.org, $25, $15 students, educators, and seniors

click to enlarge Cheer-Accident swings by Beat Kitchen Sat 6/9. - VILMA JOVAISA
  • VILMA JOVAISA
  • Cheer-Accident swings by Beat Kitchen Sat 6/9.

Sat 6/9:
Chicago prog-rock icons Cheer-Accident achieves a new creative apex nearly four decades into its career with Fades. Sat 6/9, 8 PM, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, $15

Sat 6/9: Michael Curtiz and William Keighley's The Adventures of Robin Hood screens in 35 mm at the Music Box as part of the series "Michael Curtiz: A Retrospective." "This 1938 film, more than any other, epitomized Warner Brothers' supremacy in the production of rousing, elaborately staged, immaculately costumed adventures," writes longtime Reader film critic Don  Druker. 1:30 PM, Music Box, 3733 N. Southport, 773-871-6604, $12

Sun 6/10: Anxious times inspire another great record from Simon Joyner8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $10, $7 in advance, all ages

Sun 6/10: The beloved novelty shop Uncle Fun shuttered in 2014, but it's the focus of a new documentary Uncle Fun: You're the One, screening at Chicago Filmmakers. Ted Frankel—Uncle Fun himself—and Laura and Jake Scruggs, the producers, will be in attendance for a postshow Q&A. 11:30 AM and 2 and 7 PM. Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge, 773-293-1447, chicagofilmmakers.org, $8

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