5 things to do today: Wednesday, May 15
TJ & Dave This two-man show puts master improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi together for an hour of long-form. iO Cabaret. 11pm. $5.
GAY & LESBIAN
Burly Burliness is optional at this night for bearded boys, funky folk and all other queers and allies. Gregg Medley spins punk, disco and new wave galore. The Burlington. 9pm.
"Welcome to the Universe." The Grainger Sky Theater's second screening to be made in-house takes you a billion light years away and back to Earth, where you can zoom in on landforms rendered with NASA data that's updated weekly. Much like in the domed theater's original incarnation, a live staffer helms the daily presentations. (Screens about five times a day. Price including admission $28, kids $22.) Adler Planetarium. 9:30am–4pm.
Youth Lagoon + Majical Cloudz A signee of the rapidly diversifying Fat Possum roster, Youth Lagoon—the one-man project of 23-year-old Boise, ID, singer-songwriter Trevor Powers—fashions an eerie appeal out of reedy vulnerability, nostalgic pop hooks and hazy, dreamlike distance. Tonight you can expect to hear from his eagerly awaited, just-released sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse. Canada's Majikal Clouds sing sad baritone blues over electric piano. The Montreal duo just released Impersonator on Matador Records and might steal the show. Metro. 9pm. $18.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Yo-Yo Ma and CSO Musicians Cello king Ma returns to the CSO for a chamber session with CSO players. On the docket: Bach's Two-Part Inventions, Dvorák's American String Quartet and Beethoven's Septet. Symphony Center. 8pm. $60–$194.