Fresh Start To Your Week: 5/5 – 5/7

Hopefully your weekend was spent enjoying our wonderful city under warm and sunny rays! While it won't get as sweltering, you can still keep the fun times going with some great events. So don't hesitate, give your week a well deserved fresh start! MONDAY, JUNE 4th Scratch Night Physical Fest @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave, 7:30PM WHAT: Physical Fest Chicago’s Scratch Night is a showcase of what is brewing in Chicago’s physical theatre scene. Six local artists present ten minutes of new, experimental work. SO WHAT: You can experience the agony of a first date with Cam Poter in the Tinder Lover, go retro to the 70’s with Hotel Created by Josiane Keller, or discover what a myth brought to everyday life in the form of a god would be like with Procession created and performed by Amalia Mathewson to name just a few. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, students and industry folk. Deeper / She-Devils / Warik / New Berlin @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 9:00PM WHAT: Free show of great music SO WHAT: Deeper will be returning to the Bottle to headline this Free Monday with their intricate guitar and driving rhythms. Joining them will be experimental pop of local musician Warik, the fuzzy punk of Texas's New Berlin, and the psychedelic dream pop of Montreal's She Devils. NOW WHAT: It's a free show! Head out and start your week right! TUESDAY, JUNE 5th Tuesday Funk #106 @ Hopleaf, 5148 N Clark St., 7:00PM WHAT: An eclectic monthly reading series that celebrates good writing and good beer. SO WHAT: Andrew Huff and Eden Robins co-host Tuesday Funk, an eclectic monthly reading series where a group of writers read their works while the audience takes in a drink or two. Housed in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf, Tuesday Funk constantly delivers wonderful writers sharing their best work. Readers will include Lori Rader-Day, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Ihssan Tahir, Juan Martinez and Elizabeth Gomez! NOW WHAT: Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30 sharp. So get there early to grab a seat, but not overly early. Admission is always free and the event is 21 and older. Springtime Carnivore / Laverne / Family of Geniuses @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 9:00PM WHAT: Another night of fantastic music SO WHAT: Springtime Carnivore, the musical project of Greta Morgan, creates some of the most beautiful songs that will fill you with a war and dreamy longing. She will be joined by two great local bands: Laverne and their jangly power pop that will get stuck in your head and the smooth grooves of Family of Geniuses' danceable pop. NOW WHAT: Tickets are only $10 for this night of beautiful melodies. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., 7:00PM WHAT: A broadcast of a  National Theatre production SO WHAT: Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig star in David Leveaux’s new production of Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast from The Old Vic theatre in London. The play is set against the backdrop of Hamlet, spotlighting the version of events from the view of two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.This production marks the 50th anniversary of the original play that made Tom Stoppard’s name overnight NOW WHAT: Tickets are $15 for this great opportunity to see the play!
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Julian Ramirez