Tips for Today: Tom Shillue in NYC + Medusa in L.A. + Japandroids in Chicago + a Taste of London

Jen Ortiz
New York

Laugh, chug, repeat. Funnyman Tom Shillue's new monthly comedy show series -- Tom Shillue's Funny Story -- makes its debut inside the tasting room at Brooklyn Brewery with Bobby Tisdale and Beautiful Person John Mulaney. Tickets are $10 and include a free beer, of course. [Brooklyn Based]

Relive everything you hated about middle school with the Northside Festival screening of Director and writer Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse. Clad in her colorful get-ups and uber-thick glasses, Dawn (Solondz's protagonist) will remind you of the horror and hilarity that is the 7th grade. [Nitehawk Cinema]

Spill you best story at the open mic storytelling competition, The Moth StorySLAM: Small World at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $8. Get there early because the show usually sells out. [Housing Works]

Los Angeles

Hip hop talents Medusa, Dumbfoundead, and Gizzle join forces at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a night of music as part of the museum's "Through the Mic" series. [Flavorpill]

Listen to author John Irving talk about his latest novel, In One Person, as part of Live Talks L.A.'s "An Evening With John Irving" at Aero Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $95, which includes a pre-talk reception and a copy of the book. [LAWeekly]


Get your rock and rap fix for just $15 at the Japandroids and Cadence Weapon show at Lincoln Hall. [Oh My Rockness]

Look out for free public concerts at over 100 locations throughout the city as part of the one-day music fest that is Make Music Chicago, like Justin and The Salty Dogs at the Logan Center for the Arts and Ginger Binge at Chant Restaurant & Bar. [TimeOut]


greengrassi gallery celebrates the opening of its new exhibition by Germain painter Ellen Gronemeyer. [zingmagazine]

Bite into the annual Taste of London food festival at Regent's Park with alongside chefs like Wolfgang Puck with tastings from Pollen Street Social, Maze, Yauatcha, and others. [Telegraph]

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