5 things to do today: Monday, June 3
Mud Queens Be careful how widely you open your mouth when cheering on these female mud wrestlers—El Baño, Harlot O'Scara, Lady Danger and the rest of the campy lot—you never know what might fly in. Before the competition, rock out to Meat Wave and Caveat Empire. Reggie's Rock Club. 8pm. $12, advance $10.
ART & DESIGN
"Animal Kingdom." Popular Chicago artists including Kathleen Judge, Dan Grzeca, the Bird Machine, Diana Sudyka and Delicious Design League put a bird (and other animals) on their prints and gig posters. City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower. 10am–6:30pm.
Push Beats Left-field lovers Abyss, Raj Mahal, Illiac and Cos have been gathering to push buttons and boundaries with bass, hip-hop and off-kilter beats for more than three years now, racking up a steady following at LOKaL lounge before making the move around the corner to this sleek watering hole. Rodan. 10pm.
The Armando Diaz Experience In this culty iO staple, a person starts the show with a monologue inspired by an audience suggestion, then the city's top improvisers create scenes around it. Simply put, this is iO doing what it does best. iO Del Close Theater. 8:30pm. $12.
Small Black + Heavenly Beat Jagjaguwar act Small Black celebrates its new Limits of Desire, an album of relaxed synth-pop in deep dept to New Order, especially "Free at Dawn." Likeminded bliss-rider Heavenly Beat (a name that could apply to either of these bands, any of this ilk) opens. Okay, fine, it's chillwave. Schubas. 8pm. $14.