The Fiery Furnaces are back with a quirky new album that shows the brother-sister duo can keep things fresh.
FAMILY AFFAIR: The brother-sister duo in The Fiery Furnaces plays Schubas in support of its latest album, I'm Going Away. If you miss the Oak Park natives, they're also playing at Lincoln Hall on New Year's Eve. 3159 N. Southport Ave.; Lakeview. 9 p.m. $15. 18 and older.
MEET AT THE FLAG POLE AT THE KINETIC PLAYGROUND: Alfred "Daedelus" Darlington brings his experimental electronic-indie rock to the Kinetic Playground for the "offical" Umphrey's McGree afterparty. Openers include Two Fresh, Auto Body, Jogger, and DJ Wyllys. 1113 W. Lawrence Ave.; Uptown. 9 p.m. $15.
GOT ANY CHANGE?: Pulling off a heist with friends can end up being a major bummer, which is more than apparent in David Mamet’s “American Buffalo.” Currently being performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre, “American Buffalo” follows a small group of guys who try to steal back a valuable coin that one of the guys sold at a much lower price. 1650 N. Halsted Str.; Near North Side. 7:30 p.m. $55.