5 things to do today: Sunday, October 20
ART & DESIGN
"A Stranger in Your Arms" Organized by Jessie Devereaux, this multimedia exhibition transforms the hundred-year-old Comfort Station into a realm of "the obscure, the unnameable and the uncanny." Incorporating atmospheric screenprints by Brad Rohloff and smoke paintings by Kate McQuillen, the show also features taxidermy by Woolly Mammoth and a haunting sound/video installation by Wrekmeister Harmonies projected on the ceiling. Take off your shoes, lie down on the felt-lined floor and surrender to the strange. It's an October sort of thing to do. Comfort Station. Noon–3pm.
Auteurs of Obsession: David Fincher & Darren Aronofsky Doc Films draws connections between the Hollywood auteurs Aronofsky and Fincher, kindred directorial spirits focusing heavily on pain (both physical and emotional) and the obsessions that correlate with that pain. Selections from the directors' '90's and '00's oeuvre such as Se7en (1995), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Zodiac (2007), The Wrestler (2008) and more will be shown for ten weeks. Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago. 1pm. $5.
Misfits To be clear: This is the Misfits who made classic songs such as "Skulls" and "Last Caress," but this iteration of the band contains a mere one original member—the fittingly named Jerry Only, who took over vocal duties after founder Glenn Danzig quit the band. He'll be joined by punk-rock lifers Dez Cadena (ex–Black Flag), as well as a guy who goes by the name "Chupacabra." Concord Music Hall. 6pm. $25.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Frequency: Third Coast Percussion Third Coast Percussion killed with its Rock Dots, Knick-Knacks and Wrist-Watch Geology show at Mayne Stage this past May, and the quartet's upcoming season opener boasts some serious compositional heft as well. Nathan Davis, David Lang, John Cage, Thomas Meadowcroft and Tierry De Mey are on the bill and if past concerts are any indication, heads will bounce. These unstoppable mallet-weilders have recently been named ensemble in residence at Notre Dame University. For its season launch, the group zooms the lens in to explore miniature sound worlds. Constellation. 8:30pm. $10–$20.
Vintage Garage Shop 100 vintage vendors selling everything from furniture to clothes in a six-story parking garage in Uptown on the third Sunday of every month. The theme for this event is Record Ramp with CHIRP Radio. 5051 N Broadway. 9am–5pm. $3.