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The three things you need to know today: Sat, May 26

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Kris Vire
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1. Young actors from Senn High School have been performing columbinus, a 2005 documentary play about the pressures faced by modern teenagers and the culture of school shootings, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company all this month as part of The Yard, a partnership between Senn and professional theaters. Since their first performance 23 days ago, at least three more school shooting incidents have occurred in the U.S., including yesterday’s at Noblesville West Middle School in suburban Indianapolis. columbinus closes today with performances at 4 and 8pm; tickets are $15–$25.

2. The city’s Memorial Day Parade takes place today, honoring those members of the Armed Forces who have fallen in the line of duty. The observance begins with a wreath-laying ceremony at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza at 11am, before the parade steps off at noon from State and Lake Streets, proceeding south on State to Van Buren.

3. Chicago multi-instrumentalist Sen Morimoto has been collaborating with other musicians in the city’s indie community since moving to the city in 2014. He plays an album-release show tonight for his new jazz–hip-hop effort, Cannonball, on Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s Sooper Records. Morimoto is joined by singer-songwriter Kaina, who features on the record. Doors open at 8:30pm at the Empty Bottle; tickets are $10.

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

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