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PAST, MEET PRESENT—Chicago rap duo the Cool Kids relive the golden age of hiphop with retro beats and a laidback party vibe, but their tracks have spread like wildfire across the internet, encapsulating a perfect marriage between the then and the now. NL
w/Pac Div; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $18, all ages

GAITKSILL—After finishing a Mary Gaitskill story, it's tempting to write the woman a letter politely asking her to get the fuck out of your head. Gaitskill's writing is unsettlingly insightful and occasionally hilarious, and those strengths are on fine display in her recent story collection Don't Cry. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

Oh, you busy little bee. My, What a Busy Week.