5 things to do today: Saturday, May 11
StoryCorps@ Your Library StoryCorps teams up with the Chicago Public Library and One Book, One Chicago to further explore OBOC's year-long theme of migration. Know someone with a great migration story to tell? Chicagoans can stop by 14 library locations from May through October and interview a friend, family member or neighbor. The interview will be recorded by StoryCorps and archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Woodson Regional Library. 11am–2pm.
The Late Live Show This culty, late-night gabfest winds down with one final season of talk-show tomfoolery starring comedian (and Impress These Apes winner) Joe Kwaczala and local guests ranging from musicians to stand-ups. iO Del Close Theater. 11:59pm. $5.
Black Moth Super Rainbow + The Hood Internet + Oscillator Bug The kitchen-sink rock of Black Moth Super Rainbow is so all over the place it usually gets tagged psych. The Pittsburgh outfit's Cobra Juicy followed a brief hiatus and several side projects, but the group is back to its old delicious habit of damaged vintage synths, hip-hop beats and eerie masks. Metro. 9pm. $17.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Ensemble Dal Niente + Grant Wallace Band Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince Vocal Ensemble and High Concept Laboratories collaborate with composer Robert Honstein and visual artist Liz McCarthy, as part of WERKplaats, a composer-performer jam session modeled on a Dutch series of the 1970s. Honstein premieres his My Heart Iz Open for soprano, vocal and chamber ensemble. You get two other world debuts, by Daniel Dehaan and Morgan Grauss, plus a U.S. first of Santiago Diez Fisher's bass-heavy Moving as not moving. The Grant Wallace Band plays post-bluegrass afterwards. National Pastime Theater. 7:30pm. $25, students $15.
Speech & Debate American Theater Company first mounted Stephen Karam's biting comedy about a trio of misfit high school students in 2008, marking artistic director PJ Paparelli's Chicago directorial debut. Paparelli again helms this remount, with ensemble member Sadieh Rifai reprising her killer turn as an outcast prima donna; she's joined by Will Allan, William Patrick Riley and Janet Ulrich Brooks. American Theater Company. Sat 2pm; 8pm. $38–$43.