Fresh Start to Your Week: 2/5 – 2/7

It's another week and another fresh layer of snow gracing our Chicago streets! Hopefully you're not too tired to get your week going after the big game and a little snow shoveling. There are some great events going on that you shouldn't miss. So bundle up and give your week a fresh start! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th Monkey Wrench @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 7:00PM, 21+ WHAT: A comedy showcase hosted by Arish Singh SO WHAT: Monkey Wrench is a live comedy show featuring stand-up, sketch, and multimedia that's totally not a leftist plot against the ruling class and the worldview they underwrite. Definitely not that. Some of the featured comedians include Kaycee Conaway, Devin Schiff, Ashley Ray, Dave Losso, and Kaitlyn Grissom. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $7 for this night of comedy Carpoolparty / August Hotel / Tiny Fireflies @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 18+ WHAT: Pop music you can dance to SO WHAT: Carpoolparty mixes elements of vaporwave (atmospheric nostalgic mood music/meme) and fun pop music to create something particularly unique. The result is vapordance, a sound that will surely get stuck in you head as you dance the next few days away. Carpoolparty will be joined by the bright and reflective songs of August Hotel and the dreamy tones of Tiny Fireflies. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $10 for a night to cut a rug at Schubas Salonathon: The Song of Some Future Poet @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:30PM, 21+ WHAT: The penultimate show of this weekly series showcasing experimental work featuring an inclusive creative community throwing  a great party! SO WHAT: The theme of this week's Salonathon is drawn from from Rainer Maria Rilke's "Letters To A Young Poet" that embodies Salonathon's grand mission to create art together!  Feel the love with this line up of fantastic Chicago artists performing some underground, emerging, and genre-defying art and stick around for a fun community with jams provided by DJ Danny Leeroy. You can check out the lineup of artists at their event page! NOW WHAT: You can RSVP here for the 8-9pm hosted bar! Free Monday: Salvation / Touched By Ghoul / Canadian Rifle / Luggage @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 21+ WHAT: Loud, face melting, punk, rock, psych, fuzz SO WHAT: I realize the "what" of this was just an assortment of unconnected words, but it's hard to describe just how intense this night of pure rock noise will be. Salvation will be distorting your mind with garage punk, Touched By Ghoul dig you deep in to a hole of fuzzed out rock, Canadian Rifle blow you back with their hardcore sound, and Luggage's dark and hypnotic noise will start the night. NOW WHAT: It's free! Bring concert earplugs! Seriously! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th Tommi Parrish @ Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave., 7:00PM, All Ages WHAT: Cartoonist, illustrator, and art editor Tommi Parrish stops by the coolest bookstores shop in town SO WHAT: Tommi Parrish will be showing off her first graphic novel for  Fantagraphics, The Lie and How We Told It. Parrish weaves an emotionally loaded tale of two formerly close friends try to salvage whatever is left of their decaying relationship with her evocative art style wonderfully. NOW WHAT: This event is free and open to the public! Tuesday Funk #113 @ Hopleaf, 5148 N Clark St., 7:00PM, 21+ 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 Molly Rafferty, Rachel Hinton, Molly Dumbleton, Lindsay Porter and Dave Reidy! 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. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th Adult Mom / Chris Farren / Gia Margaret / Richard Album and the Singles @ Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont Ave., 7:00PM, 17+ WHAT: Radiant tunes for a Wednesday night! SO WHAT: Need a nice pick me up in the middle of the week? Then check out this night at Beat Kitchen with the glittery bedroom pop of Adult Mom, the jovial punk of Chris Farren, the ethereal voice of Gia Margaret, and the new wave flavored pop of Richard Album and the Singles! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $12 for this fun lineup of bands! Adron & Half Gringa @ Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave., 9:00PM, 21+ WHAT: Unique voices for your Hungry Brain SO WHAT: Adron is truly a impressive musician as she blends elements of 60s Tropicalia and the sincerity of 70s songwriters like Joni Mitchell into an alluring psychedelic package. Joining her will be Half Gringa, whose music embodies the merging of Latinx and Midwest identity with evocative songs of all the wonders of life. NOW WHAT: This event is free, go and enjoy these unique voices
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Julian Ramirez