CHICAGO — Monday's events in Lincoln Park include a focus on American troops and musical performances geared toward nerds and indie rock lovers.
Chicago History Museum Salutes Veterans
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is holding Veterans Day-related programming throughout the morning and afternoon, with a special focus on Japanese Americans during World War II. Highlights include interviews with Japanese-American veterans, a moment of silence and a hula dancing performance. For a complete schedule, check the museum's website.
An Evening with Pat Rothfuss and Comedy Duo Paul and Storm
Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting a double bill fit for a nerd. Pat Rothfuss — the bestselling fantasy author responsible for "The Kingkiller Chronicles" — will tell stories and answer audience questions. Nerd comedy music duo Paul and Storm, who once had their guitar smashed on stage by author George R.R. Martin (see video below), will also take the stage. Tickets are $15, $18 at the door, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Colin Meloy Concert
Meloy, the nasal-sounding frontman of Portland, Ore.-based indie folk band The Decemeberists, is playing solo Monday at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. Also on the bill is Oak Park-born Eleanor Friedberger, best known as one half of The Fiery Furnaces. Tickets are going for $28 each plus fees and taxes. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.