5 things to do today: Wednesday, September 11
Hideout Veggie Bingo The Wednesday night bingo event supports Chicago community gardens. Prizes include local produce and other prizes from artisanal producers, plus hot dogs donated by Hot Doug's. Hideout. 5:30pm–8pm.
All of it All the Time What kind of comedy makes you laugh? Chances are, something at this weekly buffet of experimental sketch, music, magic and more will tickle your funny bone. Chemically Imbalanced Theater. 8pm.
CHVRCHES Scotland's over-hyped CHVRCHES work a vein of synth-pop between Purity Ring's shoe-gazer trap rhythms and, frankly, sugary Disney pop princesses. Super-girly singer Lauren Mayberry beats up her heart over boys while keyboard claps and drum machine thumps boom away. For all it's pretensions, the music is not that far removed from Debbie Gibson. The trio drops its debut LP, The Bones of What You Believe, in late September. Metro. 9pm. $20.
Bread & Wine North Shore Distillery Cocktail Dinner Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by chef Michael Dean Reynolds, paired with cocktails featuring North Shore. There are only 20 seats available for the event, which is designed for spirit lovers. Bread & Wine. 6:30pm. $65.
The Mountaintop Katori Hall's play, which imagines an encounter between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Lorraine Motel housekeeper on the final night of King's life, is among the most-produced new plays in the country this season. Ron OJ Parson helms the Chicago premiere at Court Theatre, running concurrently with Parson's transcendent revival of A Raisin in the Sun at TimeLine Theatre. Court Theatre. 7:30pm. $45–$65.