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The three best things to do today in Chicago

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Grace Perry
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Catch a performance on gender performance

The monthly showcase “Gender Is A Drag,” uses sketch, improv, stand-up and more to explore all the gray area in gender identity. Laugh off the patriarchy tonight at iO. (iO Chicago, 1501 N Kingsbury St, 8pm. $12)

Re-think the uses of everyday objects

“Spectacular Vernacular” is not only the catchiest-ever exhibition title; it’s an exploration of how everyday objects can be used to pursue happiness. You’ll have to see it to figure out exactly what that means. (Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, 10am-7pm. Free)

Dance your butt off to electro rock

Tickets are still available to tonight’s Of Montreal show at the Metro, so snag ‘em while you can. Of Montreal (the musical vehicle of Kevin Barnes) is celebrating the release of its 14th (!) album, and never fails to deliver face-meltingly fun tunes. (Metro Chicago, 3730 N Clark St, 7pm. $25)

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