Fresh Start to Your Week: 3/12 – 3/14

St. Patrick's day is rapidly approaching! There are plenty of events before the city turns green from celebration, so don't miss out. Concerts, readings, comedy, multimedia performance, and a secret gaming presentation are all waiting for you! Let's give you week a fresh start! MONDAY, MARCH 12th A Love Letter to Myself: A Chicago Comedy Variety Show @ Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 21+ WHAT: Bring your date, friends, family, co-workers, or yourself out for a night of celebrating women’s voices. SO WHAT: “A Love Letter to Myself” honors the journey of a woman’s quest for self love, acceptance, and empowerment. This variety show will feature a diverse group of powerful female pillars of the community readin aloud love letters to themselves on stage and  an all-star cast of comedic performers doing what they do best: making you laugh! Check out their event page for a full list of readers and performers! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $45 and include light appetizers and unlimited Revolution beers! Free Monday: Sam Prekop / CELICA / American Cream @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 8:30pm, 21+ WHAT: Some of the most interesting electronic noise you’ll hear this week SO WHAT: Stop by the Bottle for a night of excellent and experimental music! Sam Prekop will headline the night with his breathtaking modular synths. Joining him will be the noise dance of CELICA and American Cream intense psychedelic soundscapes. NOW WHAT: Tickets are free because it’s another FREE MONDAY! TUESDAY, MARCH 13th An Evening with Nada Surf @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St, 7:00pm, 18+ WHAT: Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of a great album with the great band who made it SO WHAT: It’s been fifteen years (or so) since Nada Surf released their seminal album Let Go, a collection near perfect pop songs that have been embedded in to pop culture since their release. Head to the Metro and bask in this early 2000s glory in full! NOW WHAT: Tickets are only $25 for this fantastic night of tunes Kaki King - The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body @ City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, 8:00pm, WHAT: An amazing musician showing off her visionary skill with a marvel of a multimedia performance SO WHAT: Kaki King has been making transcendent instrumental albums for over a decade, letting her astounding guitar skills do most of the heavy lifting. With The Nick Is A Bridge To The Body, King has extended her talents to a a visual realm, projecting interesting and dizzily beautiful imagery onto her her guitar, background, and even herself to tell a story of boundless imagination. NOW WHAT: Tickets start at $22 for this unbelievably great show. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14th Bit Bash Presents: Initiation @ Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave, 7:00PM, WHAT: A  super-exclusive definitely ultra-secret totally covert hush hush hyper-underground password-protected 2-factor-authenticated evening to commune with friends and games SO WHAT: This event is so clandestine that I don’t think I can tell you about all the awesome games and goings on. However, our own Marielle Shaw has the scoop on this totally secret gaming society. Don’t tell them I sent you. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for this fantastic gaming event! This post will totally self destruct when you leave the page. Ryley Walker March Residency @ Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00pm, 21+ WHAT: An all improv residency SO WHAT: Ryley Walker will be having a March residency at Cafe Mustache! Walker will perform two great sets each night with a variety of Chicago musicians jamming their night away. This evening Walker will be joined by Lia Kohl (cello), Skyler Rowe (drums/percussion), and Jakob Kart (synth/electronics). NOW WHAT: There will be a $5-$10 donation accepted at the door  
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Julian Ramirez