Fresh Start To Your Week: 4/24 – 4/26

If your weekend was as fun and busy as mine was, then I'm sure your looking to keep that excitement going! No worries, just take a look at these wonderful events to start your week off right! MONDAY, APRIL 24th Withnail and I with Richard E. Grant Q&A @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., 7:00PM WHAT: A special screening and Q&A SO WHAT: TV and film star Richard E. Grant visits the Music Box Theatre for a special one-night-only 30th anniversary screening of the cult classic film Withnail and I, which launched Grant’s career. The British black comedy follows two unemployed young actors during what is supposed to be a relaxing getaway weekend to a country cottage. Following the screening, Grant will participate in a Q&A moderated by Steve Prokopy about the film, his career and first time performing in Chicago for Lyric Opera’s My Fair Lady. NOW WHAT: Tickets for this great night are $12 The Revolution @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM WHAT: The amazing band that backed the purple one SO WHAT: The Revolution were the back bone of some of Prince's most heralded albums, Purple Rain and Around the World in a Day. The band will include guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman, drummer Bobby Z, keyboardist Matt Finks and bassist Brown Mark. Go out and celebrate the life and songs of Prince with his fantastic band! NOW WHAT:Their first show on Sunday sold out well in advance but tickets are somehow still available for this show that will remind you just how important their and Prince's contributions to musical history are!  Tickets are currently $50 for this must see show! TUESDAY, APRIL 25th Sauced Night Market @ Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square, 2363 N Milwaukee Av., 6:00PM - 11:00PM

WHAT: A cool night time market SO WHAT: Sauced is back after a winter away with a new night market at their old stomping grounds. They'll be taking over Emporium and Branca Bar with over 20 food, art, retail and music vendors. NOW WHAT: It's free! This event is 21+. You check out all the vendors that will be at the event at the event page!

The Moth StorySLAM: Refuge @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, 7:00PM WHAT: Storytellers telling stories SO WHAT: The Moth presets an open-mic storytelling competition. It is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! This time performers prepare a five-minute story about your safe haven. Sanctuary from bullies, vindictive lovers, bosses, the law and other sometimes unpleasant realities. Political asylum or a refugee in your own home. The safe space in your head! Shelter from the storm. NOW WHAT: All tickets are $10, go out and listen to some great storytellers! WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th CHIRP Night w/ Street Tentacle and Black Sandwich @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:30PM WHAT: A monthly dose of CHIRP curated music at the Whistler SO WHAT: Every fourth Wednesday of the month, CHIRP takes over The Whistler for an evening of great music performed by CHIRP-curated local artists. You will be able to enjoy some wonderful music, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio at this monthly event. This edition of the event will feature Chicago's own Street Tentacle and Black Sandwich! NOW WHAT: There is no cover for this 21+ event, so just make your way to the Whistler and have a great time!
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Julian Ramirez