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The three things you need to know today: Wed, Apr 25

Alexander Ekman's Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Swedish Opera
Photograph: Hans Nilsson

1. The Joffrey Ballet performs the North American premiere of Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman’s 2015 work Midsummer Night’s Dream, which takes cues from Scandinavian Midsummer traditions rather than Shakespeare. Tonight’s show is at 7:30pm at the Auditorium Theatre, and tickets start at $34.

2. Arizona indie rockers Calexico blend elements of country, jazz, Tejano and Americana into their sonic mix. See them tonight at Thalia Hall, touring behind their ninth studio album, The Thread That Keeps Us. Tickets are $30–$50, and doors open at 7pm.

3. See the intimate, Tony-winning musical Once, based on the equally gentle Irish indie film about a pair of Dublin folk musicians’ whirlwind not-quite-romance, in a new production at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. There are shows today at 1:30 and 7pm, and tickets are $36–$54.

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