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The three things you need to know today: Fri, Apr 27

Wilco at Pitchfork Music Festival
Photograph: Wilco at Pitchfork Music Festival

1. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy kicks off his annual pair of all-request solo shows at the Vic Theatre tonight. The 18-and-up seated show starts at 8pm; general admission tickets are $75, benefiting an educational cause.

2. Sample whiskeys from 60-plus brands at the WhiskyX, a mecca for drinkers of all things barrel-aged. The one-night festival also features food, live music and unexpected brand activations, all taking over the United Club at Soldier Field beginning at 6pm; tickets are $75.

3. The stage-horror specialists at WildClaw Theatre begin their 10th year with Future Echoes, a new play by Paul Foster about college friends reuniting for a dinner party where all is not what it seems. Tonight’s opening performance is at 7:30pm at the Den Theatre, and tickets are $30.

For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.