5 things to do today: Monday, June 17
Spring Awakening: Porn and Chicken + Zebo + Milk N Cookies Three day of raging didn't sap you? Well, the regular Porn and Chicken party offers up revelry and grease on Monday night as an official Spring Awakening after-party. Evil Olive. 10pm. $10.
Pivot Arts Festival In the spirit of the vaudeville era, this inaugural arts fest in Edgewater boasts a mixed lineup of dance, theater and music. Highlights include an evening-length restaging of The Delicate Hour by Chicago stalwart Molly Shanahan of Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, and The Lonely Visitors, presented by the theater-minded movers of RE|Dance Group. Visit pivotarts.org for a complete schedule. Kitchen Sink. 7pm. Prices vary. See pivot.tixato.com/buy.
African Diaspora Film Festival Facets’ annual festival, in its 11th year, encompasses titles from the U.S., Canada, France, Madagascar, Malawi, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela. See nyadiff.org for the full lineup. Facets Cinematheque. $7 at Alliance Francaise; $9, opening night at Facets $15, weekend pass $50.
Daniel Lanois + Brokeback Ethereal guitarist-songwriter Lanois is best known as a producer for U2. After touring with his Black Dub combo, the slide-loving axe-man settles in for an evening of park-perfect, cinema-ready atmosphere. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion. 6:30pm.
The Third Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival Nearly 60 Chicago-area playwrights contribute 60-second plays for the third Chicago iteration of OMPF. Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. 8pm. $18.