Through Sunday at Bank of America Theatre; $20-$65; get tickets here
The famous dance rhythm show in which found objects become percussion instruments tours to Chicago. The eight-member troupe uses everything – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, lighters, you name it – and promises some new surprises this time around. Hedy Weiss recommends.
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Royal George Theatre Center; $32.50-$39.50
Featuring a line-up of revolving comedians who perform and interpret the unintentionally hilarious actual words and stories written by celebrities, the Chicago show boasts performers like Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), Mario Cantone ("Sex and the City"), Tim Kazurinsky ("Police Academy," "Saturday Night Live"), Laura Kightlinger ("Will and Grace," "Saturday Night Live"), and Harold Ramis ("Ghostbusters," SCTV). Check out the feature from earlier this week.
7 p.m. Friday at Metro; $10
When you have an exclamation point at the end of your name, you'd better bring some major energy, and this seven-piece Wales indie-pop act doesn't disappoint. Expect wordy lyrics, quirky instrumentation, lots of handclaps – and above all, catchy, punk-pop music. Emerging indie act Cymbals Eat Guitars opens.
Free Comic Book Day
Half a dozen Chicago comic book shops (and thousands more around the world) will celebrate the unique American art form that is comic books by giving them away for free! Check out a list of participating stores here.
"Talk Derby To Me" party
Noon Saturday at Faith & Whiskey; free
Start the Kentucky Derby action early with this Lincoln Park bar's all-day party. Watch all of the day's races on its four flat screens with sound and enjoy specials like $5 Woodford Reserve shots, $6 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, $7 "Derby Downer" specialty cocktails (Woodford Reserve, sparkling wine, vanilla syrup, vanilla bean garnish). F&W will also give away free 15-person private parties to both the best female derby hat and the best male derby suit after the races.
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