What to do this week in Chicago

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Sketch Com­edy Fes­ti­val The Chicago Sketch Com­edy Fes­ti­val gath­ers writ­ers, per­form­ers and com­edy lovers to­gether to cre­ate and cel­e­brate in the com­edy cap­i­tal of the world. With the fes­ti­val av­er­ag­ing 20 shows a night, over 11,000 pa­trons an­nu­ally brave the Chicago win­ter to en­joy this com­edy oa­sis. 8 p.m., Stage 773, 1225 W. Bel­mont Ave., $225 (all fes­ti­val pass); $24-$60 (day passes), 773-327-5252 Beach Bunny 6:30 p.m., Lin­coln Hall, 2424 N. Lin­coln Ave., $13, 773-525-2501

Rat Pack Com­edy Rat Pack Com­edy is a free stand-up show where five of the city’s best comics, from Laugh Fac­tory, Za­nies and the Com­edy Bar, come to put on an in­cred­i­ble one of a kind show, head­lined by Calvin Evans. 8 p.m., Hol­i­day Club,

4000 N. Sheri­dan Road, free, 773-348-9600


The Old Woman Broods Writ­ten in 1969 by one of Poland’s most rev­o­lu­tion­ary and prophetic play­wrights, “The Old Woman Broods” is a dark satiric look at one woman’s grotesque strug­gle against an unchecked power that is lead­ing the world to dis­as­ter. 8 p.m., Trap Door The­atre, 1655 W. Cort­land Ave., $20-$25, 773-348-0494 Cabaret and Marty Mars Ev­ery Fri­day, Bordel hosts a cabaret, fea­tur­ing emerg­ing bur­lesque per­form­ers across Chicago. 10 p.m., Bordel, 1721 W. Divi­sion St., free, 773227-8600

Live Mu­sic with Phillip-Michael Scales: Come sip cock­tails, en­joy craft beer and ap­pe­tiz­ers while en­joy­ing your fa­vorite songs span­ning folk, soul, blues, pop, jazz and Bea­tles. 9 p.m., Four Far­things Tav­ern and Grill, 2060 N. Cleve­land Ave., free, 773-935-2060

Filmspot­ting’s 2018 Wrap Party Each week, film pod­cast Filmspot­ting fea­tures in-depth dis­cus­sions on all things film, in­ter­views with lead­ing ac­tors and di­rec­tors, movie marathons and weekly Top Five lists. 7:30 p.m., Univer­sity of Chicago’s Reva and David Lo­gan Cen­ter for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., $15


The Magic Par­lour star­ring Den­nis Watkins Award-win­ning, third-gen­er­a­tion ma­gi­cian Den­nis Watkins de­liv­ers an evening of so­phis­ti­cated tom-fool­ery pre­sented by The House The­atre of Chicago. The Magic Par­lour hosts this el­e­gant night out with mind-blow­ing magic and mind read­ing in an in­ti­mate suite. 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Mon­roe St., $79-$89, 773-7693832 Emer­ald City The­atre to Open Fan­tas­tic Mr. Fox Mr. Fox knows he must be clever to save his fam­ily from a trio of spite­ful farm­ers, but in a twist of tun­nels, he be­comes the hero of the for­est. 2:30 p.m., Vic­tory Gar­dens Bio­graph The­ater, 2433 N. Lin­coln Ave., $20, 773-871-3000

NorthShore Kel­logg Can­cer Cen­ter Ben­e­fit Con­cert Sons of the Silent Age will per­form David Bowie’s “Scary Mon­sters” and other Bowie hits and deep cuts with spe­cial guest ac­tor Michael Shan­non as Lou Reed. Pro­ceeds from the con­cert will pro­vide in­te­gra­tive medicine ther­a­pies for NorthShore Univer­sity HealthSys­tem Kel­logg Can­cer Cen­ter pa­tients. Gen­eral ad­mit tick­ets are on sale at the web­site, and VIP tick­ets are also avail­able. 8 p.m., Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., $20 in ad­vance, $22 at door, 773-549-0203

Booze Your Own Ad­ven­ture For the sake of com­edy, an au­di­ence vol­un­teer of­fers up their life story. A fre­netic recre- ation of that tale takes place by a cast of sea­soned im­pro­vis­ers. Through­out the show im­bib­ing in beer and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a va­ri­ety of drink­ing games takes place. 11 p.m., Laugh Out Loud Im­prov The­ater, 3851 N. Lin­coln Ave., $10; or $1 if you see the 9:30 show, 773-857-6000

High Tea Join us for a de­light­ful af­ter­noon tea served with del­i­cate fin­ger sand­wiches and hand­made pas­tries. 3 p.m., Fan­nie’s, 5044 W. Mon­trose Ave., $24, 708320-2294

Learn to Roller Skate with the Windy City Rollers: If you want to play roller derby, but don’t know where to be­gin, or you just want to learn some roller skat­ing ba­sics, these Learn-to-Skates are for you. Win­ter Learn-to-Skate ses­sions are on Jan. 12, 19 and 26. These ses­sions are for peo­ple of all gen­ders, 18 years and older. 10 a.m., UIC Pav­il­ion, 525 S. Racine Ave., $15 for one ses­sion, $40 for three, $25 for loaner gear, 312-413-5740


Fuente Ove­juna Ripped from the 15th Cen­tury’s head­lines, a young woman of the Span­ish vil­lage Fuente Ove­juna in 1476 in­spires and leads a re­bel­lion against their mil­i­tary gover­nor’s sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of lo­cal women. 3 p.m., City Lit The­ater Com­pany, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Gen­eral tick­ets: $32, se­niors $27, stu­dents and mil­i­tary $12 (all plus ap­pli­ca­ble fees), 773-293-3682

Sun­rise Yoga at Foun­tain­head The 60-minute class, taught by Co­conut Yoga in­cludes a mi­mosa. Foun­tain­head starts serv­ing brunch at 11 a.m., so yo­gis can head down­stairs af­ter class to en­joy Chef Kevin McMullen’s fan­tas­tic Bahn Mi Bene­dict, Av­o­cado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Break­fast Burger and more. 9:30 a.m., Foun­tain­head, 1970 W. Mon­trose Ave., $20, 773-697-8204


Catch Awk­ward Space­ship at the Sketch Com­edy Fes­ti­val.

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