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The Fate of the Furious is in theaters beginning Friday. I haven’t seen any of the first seven films so I’m going to assume it’s about Vinny Diesel and The Rock falling in and out of love while riding/dying.

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THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTWe write stuff. Here’s some of that stuff from the last week that may be applicable to your preferences!


That’s from the prequel.






  • It’s Chance the Rapper’s birthday tonight so of course he’s doing something crazy tonight. Head to Studio Paris for a wild af time full of special guests and other craziness.
  • The Logan Theatre’s showing Kill Bil Vol. 1, which is the better of the two Kill Bill movies, so you’re in luck.
  • Deeper and Flasher are two very good rock bands that are sharing a double bill at Township.
  • Iggy Pop is turning 70 later this month and the very good punk rock dive bar Delilah’s is celebrating tonight with a special Iggy-themed DJ set from DJ Vinyl Richie.
  • Emporium Wicker Park has a special tour homecoming show for Cafe Racer, with sets from their freinds in GOSH and Jawleez.
  • Check out a special advance screening of The Lost City of Z, the latest film from acclaimed director James Gray, tonight at the Music Box!
  • The Hideout’s got This Saxophone Kills Fascists, a jumbo-sized ensemble fronted by Arrington de Dionyso. Guests include Andrew Clinkiman, Curt Oren, and wrtch.
  • Head over to the Empty Bottle to take in sets from MACABRE, Brain Tentacles, and Wild Jesus & The Devil’s Lettuce.
  • The Chicago Songwriters Circle, part II, features acts like James Zarembski, Surfer Moon, Hugo Reyes, One Trick Tony, and Randall T Featherstone sharing their songcraft tonight at Quenchers.
  • Smartbar’s weekly dance party Queen! celebrates DJ Ralphi Rosario’s birthday with a total blowout, with sets from Ralphi, DJ Abel Aguilera aka Rosabel, Michael Serafini, and Garrett David.
  • Look, it’s Easter. We haven’t talked about it yet but it is. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel’s got a nice brunch for you if you’re looking for something like that.
  • Prairie Organic Spirits is hosting a dart contest at Emporium’s Branca Bar.
  • The Eagles’ own Timothy B. Schmidt appears at City Winery tonight, which is great news for all you Eagles fans without Easter plans.