Jane, Yola, Field, Frunchroom

Today and tomorrow are two of a slate of Free Admission Days offered by the Field Museum (1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.) through November. Illinois residents with proof of residency (valid photo identification plus a copy of your lease, library card, utility bill, or a check stub from work) receive free basic admission, which gets you into all the general admission exhibitions like “Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories,” and a full-size replica of a Pawnee earth lodge. The museum is open daily from 9 AM-5 PM with last admission at 4 PM, so if you can’t make it there this week, check out the Field’s website for future free days and visitors information. (SCJ)

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The Janes is a documentary about the Jane Collective, an underground abortion network that operated here in Chicago during the 60s and 70s, and at 7 PM, a collection of Bucktown residents are hosting a screening in Holstein Park (2200 N. Oakley). The event kicks off with commentary about reproductive autonomy and getting involved in the local fight to preserve Roe v. Wade and expand abortion access nationally. Speakers include some of the former Janes, the movie’s producer (Daniel Arcana), representatives from local reproductive health service providers, and Alderman Scott Waguespack. The movie will start at 7:45 PM, and you should bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, or other necessities that make an outdoor screening comfortable for you. (MC)

The Frunchroom, the well-loved storytelling and performance event centered in tales about the south side, returns to Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) tonight with a packed lineup of special guests. Writer Tara Betts, founder of the Whirlwind Learning Center, Off the Beaten Podcast host Dion McGill, writer Joe Meno, and hip-hop musician and writer Psalm One will take the stage to share words about their unique experiences traveling through Chicago. It all starts at 7:30 PM, and a $5 donation will be requested at the door. (SCJ)

Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig wrote last week about British performer Yola, whose most recent record Stand for Myself “intertwines vintage soul and pop with her familiar Americana and country influences plus a hefty dose of rock.” Yola headlines a show tonight at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport), which starts at 8 PM with opener Peter One, a musician originally from Côte d’Ivoire, who, like Yola, is now based in Nashville. Advance tickets are still available for this 17+ show. If you go, check to see if there’s chalk art on display by Thalia Hall’s resident artist Anna-Michal Paul, who Reader senior writer Leor Galil spoke to last month for our Chicagoans of Note column. (SCJ)

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