Salonathon 8 p.m. This genre-defying variety show frequently features puppetry and drag. Free. Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Tuesday Evenings at the MCA 6 p.m. These soirees include racy art films and a one-man Bowie cover band. Free for Illinois residents. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
World Music Wednesdays 8 p.m. Don’t miss Midwestern salsa vocalists, Spanish guitarists, and a Turkish blues quintet. $10 donation. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Improvised Shakespeare Company 8 p.m. The lit-geek elite of iO build a Shakespearean masterpiece before your eyes. $16. iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Hard Country Honky-Tonk with the Hoyle Brothers 5:30 p.m. Old-school juke joint music in its natural habitat: laid-back and boozy. Free. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.