REMEMBER WHEN THE SPICE GIRLS WERE POPULAR?: Grab your high-school diary and head over to the Beat Kitchen, where the Mortified reading series stops by. Since the ’90s, founder Dave Nadelberg has been encouraging people to share their most embarrassing teenage moments, and the project has spawned various books, such as last year’s “Mortified: Love Is A Battlefield.” 2100 W. Belmont Ave.; Roscoe Village. 8 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 21 and older.
MILF (AND DILF?) MANIA: The Rosemont Theatre is bound to transform into cougar country when Barry Manilow stops in town for the next three nights. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with that so long as no one interrupts him during “Mandy.” 5400 N. River Road; Rosemont. 8 p.m. $10. 37 to $259.62.
RISE AGAINST … WHAT?: Chicago-based Rise Against bring their neutered version of angtsy punk rock to the House Of Blues. The last album by these vegan rockers, “Appeal To Reason,” is so full of dated political references that it’s almost like going back in time to a period when the Republicans did something other than saying “no.” 329 N. Dearborn St.; River North. 6:30 p.m. $30.50 in advance, $33 at the door. 17 and older.