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The three best things to do today in Chicago

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Nick Kotecki
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1. Listen to something new

If the prospect of no summer musical festivals for months on end leaves you at loose ends, try crawling away from the winter Netflix coma for Tomorrow Never Knows, which begins today. Kicking off the festivities is Maine-via-Brooklyn folk rocker Lady Lamb, supported by Scottish bedroom pop artist American Wrestling and dreamy psych rockers Grounders. (Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, 9pm. $15)

2. Find your muse

On the mainstream side of things, is Muse's headlining appearance at the United Center. Expect the English band to bring a live show replete with lights, a 360-degree stage, all their hits (and a few new ones off their latest effort, Drones) and a full house to the home of the Blackhawks and Bulls. Opening up the show tonight is the X Ambassadors. (United Center, 1901 W Madison St, 7:30pm. $39.50–$69.50)

3. Yaaaarrrr, matey

Before the ascendence of the YA novel, there were children's adventure stories. Relive a slice of your childhood with this stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic swash-buckling tale, Treasure Island. A young cabin boy is welcomed aboard a ship on the hunt for a pirate's treasure, but when they encounter actual pirates, things don't exactly go according to plan. (Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave, 7:30pm. $55–$85)

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