1. The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival kicks off tonight at Greenhouse Theatre Center, with shows every night for 21 days. Festival passes are $120.
2. Admire Shanghainese artist Xu Longsen’s large-scale landscape paintings at his exhibit “Light of Heaven” at the Art Institute. The museum is open from 10:30am to 5pm, and admission is $14 for Chicago residents.
3. Check out the second to last Salonathon at Beauty Bar tonight. The fading variety show starts at 9pm and is free to attend.
For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.