9 p.m. at The Shrine; $10
To see this legend spin is to witness an amazing display of skill, with the only problem occurring when you're trying to decide if you want to watch him mix or dance your butt off (it's a win-win situation). Early arrival is highly recommended, as prior to J. there will be a screening for one of Mochilla's (B+ and Eric Coleman) newest projects, "Timeless Suite for Ma Dukes," a performance honoring the music of the late J-Dilla. The screening is an event within itself as the doc. features a 60-piece orchestra (directed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) playing the music of Dilla. B+ and Eric will be spinning as well.
"Top Chef Masters" viewing party
8-10 p.m. at C-View
You're gonna watch some of the country's best toques battle it out anyway (especially since it's back to a much more viewer-friendly 9 p.m. airtime), so why not do it with one of those chefs? Competitor Marcus Samelsson, owner of C-House restaurant, will be on hand for a meet-and-greet before and during the show. Get there early for the special $39 prix-fixe dinner menu featuring Samuelsson's cuisine (available every Wednesday evening); you'll enjoy pickled herring with tomato cabbage chutney and warm toast, grilled salmon with sour tomato broth and spiced farro and chocolate banana bread pudding with fromage blanc ice cream and hazelnuts.
Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale
7:30 p.m. at Goodman Theatre; $20-$70
It's Greek mythology as a one-ring circus. This remount, a perennial Lookingglass hit, uses the story of Hephaestus (Smith, Ugmo, Olyumpian exile) to string together top-notch acts from aerialists to hoopers. The plot isn't as graceful as the performers are, but who cares? Just sit back, look up and watch the gods fly.