That's one way to spice up a relationship. (photo: wingfest.net)
1 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Auditorium (1340 W. Washington); $24
Twenty-four bucks gets you all the wings you can eat from some of the area's top purveyors, including Mahoney's Pub & Grille, Timothy O'Toole's, Crossroads Eatery, Reggie's, High Dive, Chicago Joe's, Gators Wing Shack and District Bar. There will also be live music (Cadillac Dave and the Chicago Redhots, Peaches, Rico McFarland), giveaways and more, and the event is hosted by WXRT's Lin Brehmer.
More: Check out Centerstage's guide to the best wings around.
8 p..m. Friday-Saturday at Steep Theatre; $18; buy tickets
This recently extended U.S. premiere tells the story of a woman who leaves her family without notice. Telling nobody that she's going, or where, puts everything she ever built at risk. For two lost days and nights, until it looks as though her entire life might unravel, she doesn't turn back. From Uxbridge to Stockport to Manchester and back again, Harper Regan navigates the UK, exploring family, love and delusion; and how to live in a godless universe.
Joe Pug, Justin Townes Earle
10 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Hall; $12
Talk about pressure: Justin Townes Earle's dad is roots-rock royalty (Steve Earle) and his middle name is an homage to one of country's most-loved artists, Townes Van Zandt. So far, though, he's done a more-than-decent job of living up to the legacy, releasing a couple of catchy, well-written albums that pay homage to his namesakes while inserting some more modern touchstones as well (like a cover of The Replacements' "Can't Hardly Wait"). Local boy done good Joe Pug (who toured Europe with Steve Earle last summer) headlines; expect to hear a lot from his recent full-length release.
Peace On Earth Film Festival
Friday-Sunday at the Chicago Cultural Center; free
The weekend-long event features 35 films that challenge perspectives on war, world politics, the environment and more at the Chicago Cultural Center. Films come from around the world, including India, Israel, Iran, Italy, and Germany. Check out Saturday's Filmmakers Panel, which offers a behind-the-scenes discussion on several of the films screened.
An Afternoon of Hip-Hop and Break Dance
3 p.m. Sunday at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory (3433 W. Peterson Ave.); $4
Part of SPACE's Concert Sunday Series, this program features hip-hop masters Culture Shock Chicago and Hypnotik. All ages are welcome. Call (773) 463-1200 for more info.