5 things to do today: Saturday, July 20
Ray-Ban x Boiler Room 2 Official Pitchfork Afterparty: Nicolas Jaar + Jacques Greene + Todd Edwards and more The name of the event is a mouthful, but here's what you need to know—this is a Pitchfork afterparty, killer DJs are here, it's free. Nicolas Jaar, one of the highlights of this year's Wavefront, and Montreal's Jacques Green both work in shadowy corners of R&B. House maestro Todd Edwards showed his yacht rock chops on the new Daft Punk, singing and co-writing the superbly Doobie-like "Fragments of Time." Throw in the beautiful zen grooves of Ryan Hemsworth and the footwork of DJ Rashad (plus dancers!) and you have an amazing bill. R.S.V.P. at boilerroom.tv/ray-ban. Constellation. 8pm. FREE with R.S.V.P.
Audible Odyssey: "Heard Again, for the First Time" Seven tappers investigate “science, feminism, love” and all that tap dance can be in this performance from AO, part of the company’s 2013 Artists in Resonance program. The company asks for a small donation to support its continuing education initiative. The Den Theatre. 8pm. Pay what you can ($20 suggested donation).
Trash Talk + White Lung + Ratking This official Pitchfork after-party showcases punk of varying stripes—skatecore (Trash Talk), riot grrrl (White Lung) and hip-hop (Ratking). If the concert flyer isn't made with markers and a Xerox, somebody is overthinking this thing. Bottom Lounge. 9:30pm. $7.
Martyn George Summer Culinary Bazaar Martyn George, the creation of British food stylist Johanna Brannan Lowe, is closing the doors of its brick and mortar soon. Although merchandise will still be available through the online store and pop-ups around Chicago, the store closing means a series of sales. In addition to the two-week-long online sale, Martyn George will host the Summer Culinary Bazaar, where culinary tools, décor and other kitchenware will be marked 25–75 percent off. This is the best chance to get your hands on things on your imagined (or real) wedding registry. Martyn George. Noon–6pm.
The Paper Machete Christopher Piatt hosts this weekly "live magazine," a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering idiosyncratic reports on the news of the day. This week's guests include comedians Sean Flannery and Liza Treyger, The Onion artist Charlie Vergos and more. Green Mill. 3pm.