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André 3000 turns 42 on Saturday. He’s only 42. He’s done so much so early. Did you know he was the voice of a crow in 2006’s Charlotte’s Web? Isn’t that interesting? We sure think so!

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Has anyone seen the André as Hendrix movie? That thing took years to make and it just went away.




  • Do some daytime stuff:
  • Catch a screening of Young Frankenstein followed by a live appearance from Mel Brooks at the Chicago Theatre.
  • The Music Box is screening the massively great The Great Muppet Caper today.
  • It was recently Stevie Nicks‘ birthday and the Empty Bottle’s celebrating a little late with a Stevie-themed brunch.
  • The Festival Mole de Mayo comes to Pilsen all weekend culminating with a mole cookoff, which looks awesome.
  • Chicago street festival season is in full swing, as evidenced by the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival happening this weekend.
  • Schubas has a family-friendly concert from The Weston School of Music planned for the afternoon.
  • Head to Whiskey Business in Wicker Park for a chill ass Rooftop R&B Yoga session.
  • Then, night stuff:
  • Author China Miéville stops by the University Church Chicago to talk about the Russian Revolution, following the release of his new book, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution.
  • The long-running heavy rockers in Arboretum come to Schubas tonight, with masterful instrumental group Brokeback opening.
  • It’s night two of NRBQ’s Hideout residence, celebrating 50 years as a band. Five decades!
  • The Music Box is showing The Running Man in honor of this legendary Scwarzenegger classic’s 30th anniversary.
  • Local rock legends Local H plays an Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary show, with support from Blood People.
  • Fitness, Rad Payoff, and Butchered play a punk show Downstairs at Subterranean!
  • The 2017 Grabbys come to the Metro, honoring the best in gay adult entertainment!
  • Indie pop band My Gold Mask is back at Subt, headlining alongside openers Lightfoils, Radiant Devices, and Scary Lady Sarah.
  • Dreamcar is that band that the non-Stefani contingent of No Doubt formed with Davey Havok from AFI made recently so uh go check that out if you want.
  • Constellation celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a live performance from Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project.
  • Bucket O’Blood Books and Records’ Kill Yr Idols Reading Series has music, comedy, live literature, poetry, and more.
  • Catch millennial rap group HO99O9 (it’s pronounced “horror”) playing Beat Kitchen with openers Injury Reserve. The poster specifically notes that the show is “strictly intended for real live muthaf*****s” so uh, caveat emptor.