5 things to do today: Monday, September 2
Bristol Renaissance Faire Have a jolly olde time and butcher your favorite European accent as you engage in live-action fantasy play, enjoy interactive riddles, cheer on your favorite jousting knight or revel in period performances from 1574. Last chance! The tents come down after today. 12550 120th Ave; Kenosha, WI. 10am–7pm. $19.95, advance $14.95, kids $9.50, advance kids $7.50, children four and under are free.
ART & DESIGN
"Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" Though it combines almost 80 paintings by Degas, Monet and other French faves with froufrou 19th-century fashions, this blockbuster doesn't pander to the masses. New York Times critic Roberta Smith raved about the exhibition's "visual fireworks [and] historical clarity" when she saw it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" explores the relationship between clothes and artistic expression at a time when department stores and fashion magazines transformed consumerism forever. Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am–5pm.
Monday Night Guffaw Colin Hanson programs this hour of sketch and improv. Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago. 7:30pm. $5.
"Animal Inside Out: A Body Worlds Production." Anatomist Gunther von Hagens is at it again with this exhibit showing the innards of more than 100 animals preserved through the process of plastination. Hurry: This is the last day to see the flayed beasts. Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am–4pm. Tickets: $27–$30, seniors $26, kids ages 3–11 $18–$19.
12 Nights Following the pattern of last year's Romeo Juliet, Hypocrites founder Sean Graney adapts Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (with elements from other, similar sources) for a cast of four actors. Chopin Theatre. 7:30pm. $28.