5 things to do today: Friday, September 27
Critical Mass Since the late '90s on the last Friday of each month, a group of cyclists invades the streets for the simple love of bike riding. The route is determined at the meet-up. Daley Plaza. 5:30pm.
ART & DESIGN
"Homebodies." MCA curator Naomi Beckwith organizes this show about home as a literal and metaphorical concept. It boasts an installation by Chicago artist Dzine that functions as a nail salon, among works by Rachel Whiteread, Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken and dozens of other art stars and up-and-comers. Museum of Contemporary Art. 10am–Fri 5pm.
Fall 2013 LinkUP Showcase Featuring work by Jose Hernandes and Liana C. Percoco (both artists in Links Hall's six-month residency program, LinkUP), this shared showcase includes Haberanero Shakedown #4: The Green Table and Planet X: The Nu Fantastiik. In the former, Percoco and three other performers confront different dining scenarios as the act of consumption becomes a means for exploring a smorgasbord of other issues—from family to food allergies to our ongoing search for fulfillment. The latter is a "seductive tour through world annihilation" (the only kind of world-annihilation tours we like) into a queer utopian society, where trans energy is considered divine. Links Hall at Constellation. 7pm. $15, online $12, students and seniors $10.
Benn Jordan Indulge in a night of celestial views and electronic and jazz music performed by Benn Jordan, the space-jamming composer behind the music in the Adler's Cosmic Wonder. The event will be followed by a showing of the visualization in the Grainger Sky Theater. Adler Planetarium. 7:30pm. $20.
Meat Puppets + Enemy Planes The Meat Puppets' Kirkwood brothers released two sludgy, classic albums in the mid ’80s, including Meat Puppets II, songs from which were later revisited on Nirvana's Unplugged sessions. Having endured their share of ups and downs, the brothers have been on a roll since 2006; Rat Farm, their 14th album, arrived in April. Empty Bottle. 9pm. $18, day of show $20.