Piñatta pop-up, The Pay’s the Thing, music, and more

Monday Night Foodball time means a chance to sample wares from some of the latest food purveyors to join Chicago’s sea of great chefs and food pop-ups. Tonight is no exception as the siblings Emilio and Santiago Guererro bring their “plant-based, precolonial taqueria” Piñatta to the Kedzie Inn’s kitchen (4100 N. Kedzie). Read more about the pop-up here, and walk in and order starting at 5 PM (no reservations required). (SCJ)

Pay equity has increasingly become a hot topic in theater, with Chicago’s On Our Team and other organizations leading the way through tools like the Chicago Pay Equity Standards. If you’d like to know more about the movement and learn how you as a patron can better advocate for the financial stability of people making art, there’s a panel on “The Pay’s the Thing” tonight at 5:30 PM at Columbia College Chicago’s Theatre Building (62-72 E. 11th), moderated by Cody Estle, artistic director of Raven Theatre. (Estle departs Raven in December for Next Act Theatre in Milwaukee; moving the company to a Chicago Area Theatre, or CAT, Equity contract to help ensure more financial support for artists was one of the goals he and managing director Markie Gray worked on during his tenure.) The panelists include Elsa Hiltner of On Our Team, Lauren Katz of Steppenwolf Theatre, Logan Jones, the marketing director for About Face Theatre, and Jan Feldman, executive director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts. It’s free, but you can make a reservation at eventbrite.com. (KR)

Some music options (with links to past Reader coverage):

The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present an all-Mozart program at PianoForte Studios (7:30 PM, 1335 S. Michigan, $15, all-ages, tickets at the group’s Square site).
It’s a night of new electronic dance-pop (is it all hyperpop? perhaps?) at Co-Prosperity, as Hyd, Umru, and Equip perform (8 PM, 3219 S. Morgan, $20, 18+, tickets at Eventbrite).
Indie-pop group Girl K opens for Atlanta’s Lunar Vacation tonight at Subterranean (8 PM, 2011 W. North, $22, 17+, tickets at TicketWeb).
Elastic Arts hosts two sets of collaborations between French and American musicians in conjunction with The Bridge, a cultural exchange program. First set features trombonist Steve Berry with Erwan Keravec on bagpipes and Will Faber on guitar (8 PM, 3429 W. Diversey, second floor, $10-$15, all-ages, tickets at the door). (SCJ)

The Pilsen Housing Cooperative (PIHCO) is an organization created by community members as a response to gentrification and rising rent prices in the neighborhood. PIHCO’s member-owners work together to maintain limited-equity and scattered-site housing, and the group is seeking to purchase a third building this year, which would open up 18 more units of “community-powered housing.” Tonight PIHCO hosts a fundraiser at Simone’s Bar (7-9:30 PM, 960 W. 18th St.) featuring a silent auction, a game of lotería, and more. It’s $5 at the door, and open to those 21+; details are at the organization’s website. (SCJ)

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