5 things to do today: Wednesday, May 29
ART & DESIGN
Artist Talk: Doug Ischar The Department of Art Theory and Practice organized this talk with the local photographer and video artist, who currently teaches at the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago. Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. 5pm.
The Tomkat Project Seven actors dazzle in the role of more than 50 characters in Brandon Ogborn's exhilarating new comedy about celebrity culture where fact and fiction blur seamlessly together. The Playground Theater. 8pm. $15.
GAY & LESBIAN
D.S. Tequila Company's Team Trivia Walk away with $100 or get your dinner comp'd just for knowing useless shit. D.S. Tequila Company. 8pm.
"Jellies." Are you ready for these jellies? Inside brightly colored, bulbous display cases, groups of jellies bewitch with pulsating rhythms and odd assortments of appendages. Learn about the truly strange creatures and why recent spells of overpopulation, stemming from climate change, are harming the oceans. The popular show was recently extended through 2013. Shedd Aquarium. 9am–5pm. $34.95, kids $25.95
OPERA & CLASSICAL
COLLABORATION: Spektral + Avalon The ace Spektral and Avalon quartets team up like X-Men and Avengers in one of our favorite concert spaces in the city. Yes, please. Spektral offers a world premiere of young local composer Ben Hjertmann's Etude; Avalon digs into Bartok's Debussy-indebted Quartet No. 2. Ganz Memorial Hall, Roosevelt University. 7:30pm. $20, students $5.