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Guards at the Taj at Steppenwolf and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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click to enlarge Guards at the Taj runs at Steppenwolf through July 22. - MICHAEL BROSILOW
  • MICHAEL BROSILOW
  • Guards at the Taj runs at Steppenwolf through July 22.

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

Mon 6/18: Indigenous avoids cliche with fresh-sounding blues-infused rock. 8 PM, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, $18-$22, all-ages

Mon 6/18: Nossa Chape is "an extraordinary sports documentary and a compelling human-interest story, this documentary follows the rising Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense after the November 2016 plane crash that killed 19 players and the entire staff," writes the Reader's Andrea Gronvall. NR. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist and Julian Duque directed. Various times, various prices

Mon 6/18-Thu 6/21: Upgrade is so derivative it’s original. "Horror director Leigh Whannell rips off so many other movies that his new feature becomes a collage," writes the Reader's Ben Sachs. Rated R. Various times, various prices

Tue 6/19: Jazz quartet Broken Shadows take on the music of saxophonists Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Julius Hemphill. 8 PM, Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division, $25, $20 in advance, 21+

Tue 6/19-Thu 6/21:  The titular Guards at the Taj meditate on the nature of beauty. "Joseph's work, directed by Amy Morton, is a piercing examination of the nature of beauty, its relationship to power, and its unspeakable costs," writes the Reader's Irene Hsiao. 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, steppenwolf.org, $56-$94, $15 students

Wed 6/20: Boston rapper-producer Pink Navel aims for cuteness on Born on the Stairs. This new album has "all the intimacy of a living-room show; I can picture Bee feeling out the keyboard melodies and drum-machine percussion on the fly in an intimate Boston house venue," writes the Reader's Leor Galil. 8 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North, $8, 17+

Thu 6/21: There's no devil in Burnham's Dream: The White City, only music. 7:30 PM, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-975-8150, lostandfoundproductions.org, $37-$42

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