VIOLIN DOWN: Chicago-based whistle-enthusiast Andrew Bird brings his folksy tunes to the Fourth Presbyterian Church throughout this week. Lets hope Bird doesn’t drop his violin this time. 126 E. Chestnut St.; Streeterville. 8 p.m. $35 to $40.
NO TIME FOR PROCRASTINATION: For some, having a week to write a research paper in college seemed like a Herculean feat. But that’s the same amount of time some local and national writers and directors had to complete production of their plays for the N.U.F.A.N. Ensemble’s “Seven Plays In Seven Holi-Days,” which will hit City Lit Theater Company’s stage. 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; Edgewater. 8 p.m. $7.
LOCAL ARTISTS 101: Chicago-based poster artist Jay Ryan and comic book artist Paul Hornschemeier stop by the Hungry Brain to give a special lecture, and they’ll be signing copies of their latest books, Ryan’s “Animals And Objects In And Out Of Water” and Hornschemeier’s “All And Sundry.” The event is organized by performing arts organization HOMEROOM. 2319 W. Belmont Ave.; Roscoe Village. 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation.