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Mendoza and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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

Fri 10/05: Cardinals Folly: "This murky, heavy, hairy Finnish trio are a known quantity on every outing, and on their fourth full-length, Deranged Pagan Sons (released last year on Nine), they continue with their reliable formula of weaving the heavy, groovy riffage of a Sabbath and Pentagram pedigree through a distinct homeland sensibility pioneered by their forebears, Reverend Bizarre," writes the Reader's Monica Kendrick. 8 PM, Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S. State, $12.

Fri 10/05-Sun 10/07: Tootsie: "While masquerading quite artfully as a rapid-fire sitcom built for even non-musical lovers, the production covers a host of thorny social issues," writes the Reader's Marissa Oberlander. Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 and 8 PM, Sun 2 PM, Cadillac Place Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, $32-$231.

Fri 10/05-Sun 10/07: The Chicago Latino Theatre Alliance’s "Destinos" festival presents Los Colochos’ Mendoza. "A reimagining of Macbeth written by Antonio Zúñiga and Juan Carrillo and copresented by the Goodman and the Mexico City-based company Los Colochos, Mendoza uses corridos (Mexican narrative folk ballads) in an intimate cantina setting to tell a timeless story of corrupt ambition against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, with evocative elements of the 2014 Ayotzinapa massacre in which 43 Mexican students were kidnapped and presumed killed,” writes the Reader's Dan Jakes. Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 2 PM, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $25.

Fri 10/05-Sun 10/07: Heavy Trip: This Finnish road trip comedy follows musician Turo as he leads his unknown heavy metal band, Impaled Rektum, to Norway’s biggest musical festival. "Like Spinal Tap before it, Heavy Trip is often at its best when it pokes fun at the musical subculture it depicts, but you don’t need to be a metalhead to get in on the laughs," writes the Reader's Jamie Ludwig. NR, 92 minutes. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, various times; see website, $11.

Sat 10/06-Sun 10/07: Brave Space immerse visitors in an intimate aerial circus with aerialists and acrobats. See their website here for details. Sat-Sun 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church of Flight, 3224 W. Wrightwood Ave, $40-55.

Sat 10/06: Wizard Apprentice makes digital folk music for people who live in their heads. Midnight, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $5.

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