5 things to do today: Monday, July 8
ART & DESIGN
"Zarina: Paper Like Skin." One of Zarina's deceptively simple works on paper—the Indian-born artist's primary medium—was the best thing we saw at Expo Chicago last summer. Her first retrospective traces her career from 1961 to the present and features approximately 60 of her woodcuts, etchings, drawings, rubbings and casts made from paper pulp. Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am–5pm.
Kill All Comedy West The Kill All Comedy producers bring their night of anything-goes sketch comedy to Logan, but they throw stand-up into the mix. Quenchers Saloon. 8pm.
collision_theory Collision_theory, a part of Link Hall's Artistic Associates program, is a series of improvised performances where musicians and dancers—with little collaborative experience—are paired to create an impromptu show. The series was created in 2009 by Rachel Damon and Dan Mohr and has showcased artists from across the U.S. in over 20 shows and workshops throughout Chicago. Links Hall at Constellation. 7:30pm. $10.
GAY & LESBIAN
Salonathon Jane Beachy invites the city's strangest and queerest performers and provocateurs to take over West Town. Folks like Big Dipper, Jyldo, DAAN and Trandroid have so far kept this party weird and wonderful. Beauty Bar. 9pm.
The Pride Alexi Kaye Campbell's 2008 drama flips between the ’50s and the aughties as it traces the evolution of British gay life via a pair of parallel love triangles. Bonnie Metzgar stages the Chicago premiere as her final act as About Face Theatre's outgoing artistic director. Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. 7:30pm. $30, students $15.