5 things to do today: Thursday, June 27
Wed Jun 26 2013
Stardust presents Total Therapy: Wavy Spice Wavy Spice, a young rapper from Harlem (no relation to Ginger or Sporty), New York, perhaps known for her jam "Bitch I'm Posh," will be the special guest for Total Therapy Thursday, June 27, during the 44th annual Chicago Pride Week. Total Therapy presented by Stardust and Mishka is held on the last Thursday of every month with reoccurring artists Teen Witch Fan Club, Claire Van Eijk, DJ Pluto, Virtual Brat and SLAVA. Berlin. 10pm. Free with R.S.V.P.
GAY & LESBIAN
Frathouse Thursdays Just try to find elbow room at this throwback to the house party days of college when beer pong, 20-ounce brews and hot boys ruled. Scarlet Bar. 9pm.
Los Lonely Boys + Los Lobos + Alejandro Escovedo There's a gray area where traditional roots-rock and jam-band music meet, and Los Lonely Boys fall right into that mode, as if the Fabulous Thunderbirds somehow mutated into Blues Traveler. Los Lobos sometimes falls into that same bag, but what separates it is a restless sense of experimentalism, fusing blooze-rock, boogie, rockabilly, low-rider soul, Mexican folk music and God knows what all. Ravinia Pavilion. 7pm. $60–$70, lawn $33.
Argyle Night Market New for 2013, the Argyle Night Market will channel the nocturnal outdoor markets that happen all over Southeast Asia. Shop for produce and arts and crafts, eat food from Argyle restaurants and take in live performances. Confirmed vendors, according the 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman: Tank Noodle, Sun Wah BBQ, Tai Nam Market, Uptown Brownie, Phoenix Bean Tofu, Inspiration Kitchens, Hai Yen Restaurants, Uptown Arts Center, Ba Le Sandwich, Hoa Lan Hair Salon, Farmer Nick's, Beijo de Chocolat, Karl's Craft Soup, All Eyes on Art. Argyle and Broadway. 4pm–8pm. Free.
Smokey Joe's Cafe Grammys and rock & roll influence forever seared into the American songbook notwithstanding, the names Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller aren’t as household as the titles of their hits. Of the 39 exquisitely revived in Theo Ubique’s slick, handsome and polished production, you’re bound to recognize more than a handful. Director and choreographer Brenda Didier’s production highlights the inherent theatricality of 1950s rock & roll and R&B hits with subtle, relaxed staging, a vocally suave crew of energetic fresh faces and a cozy, jazzy club set by Adam Veness. And with the transfer to Royal George, the actors, easily on the short list of up-and-comers in Chicago musical theater, get the opportunity to fill a bigger stage. Royal George Theatre. 7:30pm. $25–$46.50.