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Avenue Q
8 p.m. at Bank of America Theatre; $22.50-$67.50
No Sesame Generation kid should miss the little puppet musical that made it big. A loving parody of TV's most famous street, this tuneful, canny show is edutainment for adult(ish) life. Covering everything from the etiquette of sex noise to finding one's purpose, the nearly decade-old production retains its comic edge, and its uncanny ability to make you feel for felt.

9 p.m. at House of Blues; $18-$20.50
Like Latin music? African? Hip-hop? Anything with a good beat? This octet is right up your alley. While some bands with similar melting-pot influences tend to sound a little unfocused and unoriginal, this LA group never fails to entertain. Expect this show to turn into a big party by the end of the night – just don’t try to emulate Drew Barrymore in "Never Been Kissed" and jump on stage to dance with the boys.

Midwest Independent Film Festival
6 p.m. at Landmark Century Centre Cinema; $10
The monthly event returns for its latest installment with the Chicago premiere of "Annabelle & Bear," a film about a dysfunctional family directed, co-written and executive produced by Amy Weber (who will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion). The festivities will also feature the premiere of Oh My God's music video, "Bring Yourself" (animated by Adult Swim vet Dan Bigelow). The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. following a sponsored cocktail reception and a presentation from Canon about state-of-the-art filmmaking technology. Head to Forno Diablo for the after-party.

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