Wednesday's best bets: The Rapture, Adventures in Modern Music, more
ART & DESIGN
Propositions: Tricia Van Eck and Ben Foch & Chelsea Culp
Happiness and 6018NORTH founder Van Eck, a former MCA curator, joins Foch and Culp, directors of Chicago exhibition space New Capital, for a discussion sponsored by SAIC’s Department of Performance. MacLean Center, SAIC, 112 S Michigan Ave (saic.edu). 4:15–5:30pm. FREE.
Adventures in Modern Music
The ninth edition of this annual ode to "outsider sounds" gets underway with experimental pop writer John Maus, Brooklyn “transcendental” black-metal act Liturgy and local electro-psych unit Chandeliers, plus a collabo from rising fuzzabilly star Dirty Beaches and garage queen Frankie Rose. Empty Bottle, 9pm, $15.
Rambunctious postpunk revivalists the Rapture headline a show in support of their long-awaited, DFA-produced fourth album, In the Grace of Your Love. Metro, 9pm, $18, 18 and older.
WERQ Dance Fitness
Register in advance online at chicagofitnessparties.com for this fun, weekly ceremony of calorie destruction, Wednesdays through Oct 26 in the West Loop and Saturday mornings through New Year's Eve in Old Town. Hubbard Street Dance Center (1147 W Jackson Blvd, 312-850-9766, hubbardstreetdance.com). 6:30pm; $15 cash.
Party trendsetter and brand consulting company @superfun caters to a diverse crowd, ranging from tatted hipsters to balling young professionals. Resident jock Million $ Mano helps keep the cocktails flowing with a mix of indie dance, pop and hip-hop. Jbar. 10pm.
TJ & Dave
This two-man show puts master improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi together for an hour of long-form. iO Cabaret. 11pm.