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The play Bull in a China Shop and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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click to enlarge Bull in a China Shop plays at Theater Wit 6/13-6/14. - MICHAEL BROSILOW
  • MICHAEL BROSILOW
  • Bull in a China Shop plays at Theater Wit 6/13-6/14.

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

Mon 6/11-Thu 6/14: Paul Schrader's First Reformed finds pride at the root of despair—"Schrader's preoccupation here, one he manages to electrify by grounding it in the panic over environmental collapse," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. Directed by Paul Schrader. R, 113 min. Various times, various prices

Tue 6/12: A compelling lead performance by Cake-Baly Marcelo, a black economist who in 1976 emigrated to Hungary from war-torn Guinea-Bissau (which as a Portuguese colony was known as the Slave Coast), anchors the Budapest-set drama The Citizen, screening as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival. 8:30 PM, Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, 773-281-4114, facets.org, $10, $8 students and seniors, $80 festival pass

Wed 6/13: Czech animator Jiri Trnka won a subsidy from the communist government for the feature-length fantasy The Emperor's Nightingale, adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen tale. 6 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, 312-846-2800, siskelfilmcenter.org, $11

Wed 6/13:
Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser makes covering broad terrain seem easy when it’s anything but. 9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $10

Wed 6/13-Thu 6/14: Two badass early 20th-century feminists shatter convention like a Bull in a China Shop. "It's a moving commentary on the cyclical nature of human connections and the emotional toll of living with a secret," writes the Reader's Marissa Oberlander. 7:30 PM, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-975-8150, aboutfacetheatre.com, $20-$38

Thu 6/14: Ashley Monroe rejects typical mainstream country to explore life in all of its complexity. 8 PM, SPACE, 1245 Chicago, Evanston, $20-$35, all-ages

Thu 6/14: There may be a whole lotta story in Lifeline's Neverwhere, but it’s a hell of a visual trip. 7:30 PM, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, lifelinetheatre.com, $40, $30 seniors, $20 students

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