Chicago songwriter Angel Olsen is in town supporting Kurt Vile at his Bowery appearance, but that show’s very sold out status shouldn’t keep you from catching her in play. Half Way Home, released last year, drew understandable comparisons to Sharon Van Etten for the way it told devastating, human-scale stories in a spellbinding hush. “Sweet Dreams,” from a 7" released this year, is even better for finding the surprisingly natural middle ground between a PJ Harvey growl and a Patsy Cline swoon. $12
Trivia starts at 8, the show starts at 9. There will be bingo, with prizes! Drink specials with a $7 themed cocktail each week.
Based on the life and work of Lewis Carroll and his disturbing relationship with Alice Liddell, the young girl he loved and for whom he wrote Alice in Wonderland, this is the opposite of passive theatergoing: it's a real adventure through the proverbial looking-glass. Performed in a 100-year-old institutional building that has been dressed to look and feel like an old asylum, crammed with all kinds of creepy Carroll ephemera, it viscerally arrives at is the awful standoff between a little girl and an older man who loved her inappropriately and made something beautiful for her to salve his pain—and also to ensnare her forever. It gets across the full horror of what that meant for her, and also what that means for us. $95-$125
Tour the brewery and sample beers. Tour free but pay per sample
Weekly comedy night hosted by Hannibal Buress