CHICAGO — Today's most buzzed about event by far is the afternoon auditions for the next "Star Wars" film, which will likely draw enough crowds to fill Tatooine. In the evening, you can catch a comedy from Kyle Kinane or a hip-hop show at Lincoln Hall.
"Star Wars" auditions at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., 3-8 p.m.
Use all the Force you can muster to win a part in the next "Star Wars" movie, set for theatrical release in December 2015. The auditions, which are being held in cities all over the world, call for women who can play "Rachel," listed as 17 to 18 years old, and men to play "Thomas," who is 19 to 23 years old. Full information about the auditions is on the casting website.
Kyle Kinane at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8 p.m.
The native of suburban Addison, who has appeared on shows such as "Conan" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," performs at UP at 8 p.m. Thursday, as well as Friday and Saturday at various times. The show is $20.
On the Grind presents hip-hop acts with headliner ProbCause at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m.
Local act ProbCause performs along with Caleb James, The Palmer Squares, D Gainz, Taylor Bennett, Jay2 'The KiDD Classic', KiDD Tha Chicagoan, Patman 'Son Of Chicago,' Jody Duff, Max Wonders and Logan, according to On the Grind's Facebook invite. The show, restricted to those 18 and older, is $12 online or $15 at the door.