5 things to do today: Sunday, August 4
Untouchable Tours Want to see da Chicago of da Prohibition Era? When gangstas ruled da South Side? On this tour to ol' hoodlum haunts, gambling dens, shootouts and brothels, costumed gangster guides tell you true stories of such legends as Dion O'Bannion, Johnny Torrio, Machine Gun Jack McGurn and John Dillinger. A bang-up time. Reservations recommended. Meet at Clark and Ontario Sts. 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. $30.
GAY & LESBIAN
MadonnaRama It's a huge lovefest set to the music and videos of Madonna that somehow manages the hysteria of a live show. And if you think there's a gayer night on the town somewhere else, newsflash: There isn't. Berlin. 9pm. $5.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Tchaikovsky Spectacular The CSO's James Conlon conducts the annual all-Tchaikovsky evening, which features the "1812" Overture with live cannons and violin master Gil Shaham. Live cannons! What better way to celebrate the 4th (of August?)! Ravinia Pavilion. 5pm. $25–$80; lawn $10.
SPORTS & FITNESS
Yoga at the Zoo Do downward dog on the beautiful Jeanne Gang–designed Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Ideal for begginner and intermediate yogis, this open-air class is an hour long. BYO mat and water; rain location is Farmhouse at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo. 10am–11am. Drop-in rate $20; see lpzoo.org for pass info.
The Glass Menagerie Even if you’ve seen The Glass Menagerie before, you’ve probably never experienced Tennessee Williams’s ubiquitous drama like this. In Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company's production, remounted at Theater Wit after an acclaimed winter run at the company's home, Tom (Hans Fleischmann) is a homeless drunkard who, in a grimy, dilapidated alley, recounts his past between swigs from a flask. Fleischmann does double duty as director, staging the production to emphasize the filter of Tom’s fractured psyche. Tom references the importance of music in a memory play, and the discordant strings of Daniel Knox’s original score amplify the unnerving quality of Fleischmann’s concept. Theater Wit. 3pm. $37, students and seniors $32.