Rockin' Johnny Burgin
noon at Chicago Cultural Center; free
As part of a month of lunchtime teasers leading up to the Chicago Blues Festival, the Randolph Café at the Chicago Cultural Center is showcasing pillars of showmanship from Honeyboy Edwards to Barrelhouse Chuck in a series dubbed "Jazz, Blues & Beyond Tuesdays." This week's hour is dedicated to the youngest comeback upstart on the West Side, Johnny Burgin, who'll sling the soulful tweaks and howls that originally made him a session favorite in the '80s with the Delmark set. Burgin's back after taking a decade-long break to raise his family.
Midwest Independent Film Festival
6 p.m. at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema; $10-$15
The monthly festival returns with its annual Comedic Shorts Program, featuring selections from this year's Sundance and South by Southwest Film Festivals and performances from Brian Boland, Andy St. Clair, Toby Jones, Greg Hess and T.J. Miller. Filmmakers will be there to take questions after the screenings.
Everything is Terrible
9 p.m. at Hungry Brain; free
What will get you out of that post-holiday weekend funk? How about a bunch of disturbing videos relating to "Summer Fun"? Video blog Everything Is Terrible hosts this strange showcase in Roscoe Village.