5 things to do today: Wednesday, October 23
No Tell Motel Deb hosts the weekly sex-capades of Chicago's sleaziest and sexiest performers on the main-floor stage, er, room No. 13 of No Tell Motel. Rockers from local bands are scheduled to drop in for sets alongside burlesque regulars and resident DJ Andrew Vonn. Performances take place at midnight. Debonair Social Club. 10pm.
Nosferatu Dir. F.W. Murnau. 1922. 81mins. There were many gems in the German Expressionism era, but few have surpassed the brilliance of Nosferatu. Max Schreck stars as the titular vampire who lusts for blood from the hopeful new tenants of Nosferatu's mansion. Just in time for Halloween, the Silent Film Society of Chicago presents this still-haunting classic. Carl Schurz High School. 7:30pm. $10 (regular advance online), $9 (senior/student advance online).
"Siam: The Queen and the White City" Marking the 120th anniversary of the Columbian Exposition, the CHM focuses in on Siam's Queen Savang Vadhana, who helped organize her country's exhibit for the Woman's Building at the World's Fair. Siamese textiles, photos, and other items are on display. Chicago History Museum. 9:30am–4:30pm. $12–$14.
Real Estate Real Estate has spent the past year working on its upcoming LP at a studio in Chicago. The Brooklyn-based band will return to town on a short jaunt across the U.S. this fall, debuting tunes from the as-of-yet untitled album which is scheduled for release in early 2014. We haven't heard the record yet, but we're betting its full of great guitar intros and heady hums. Lincoln Hall. 9pm. $20.
Smokefall Noah Haidle's new play, presented in a co-world premiere with South Coast Rep, takes a fractured, poetic look at family and mortality. Anne Kauffman directs. Goodman Theatre. 7:30pm. $10–$40.