The Ghosts of Treasure Island
10:30 a.m. at Vittum Theater; $12-$17
Playwright Eric Schmiedl has adapted Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 classic of pirates and buried treasure,for contemporary young audiences. The play features most of the book's major characters and plot twists, and adds a band of rowdy, rockin' pirates to the mix.The play provides yet another version of the coming-of-age tale, full of bold characters, mysterious atmosphere and some moral commentary for young audiences.
Craft Beer Bodega
6-8 p.m. at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba; $25 (plus tax and tip)
Goose Island and several other breweries will offer tastings of over 30 handcrafted beers to go along with this Lincoln Park tapas restaurant's paella and appetizers like short rib sandwiches with caramelized onions and horseradish cream, manchego croquettas with fig jam and beer-battered asparagus with goat cheese.
9:30 p.m. at Empty Bottle; $12
This heavy yet not overhanded hard rock trio is known for its intense live show, featuring psychedelic dream scenarios. Come see what all the fuss is about. Fun fact (according to Wikipedia): vocalist/guitarist Jason Simon is the nephew of 'The Wire' creator David Simon. No wonder he's so intense.