DOWNTOWN SOUNDS: Hit Millenium Park tonight the weekly edition of "Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays," a double-bill of concerts through July 25th. Tonight, Kings Go Forth and Ben L’Oncle Soul take the stage. 6:30 p.m., 201 E. Randolph St., FREE
SKETCHBOOK: Wicker Park denizens Collaboraction presents its 11 annual Sketchbook festival, featuring 16 plays. See eight of the short-form plays tonight in one sitting. Collaboration is known for breaking down the walls that divide theatre, music, visual art, video and the internet. 8 p.m., 1543 W. Division St., Ticket prices vary.
PATRIOT PARTY: The Illinois Patriot Education Fund (IPEF) and Make My Day Monday (#mmdm) team up tonight for a "Party for Patriots," at The Joynt. IPEF supports veterans' families impacted by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The $30 suggested donation gets you complimentary cocktails with all proceeds going toward IPEF.