Eighth Blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company. The Chicago-based ensemble delivers provocative and mind-bending performances, combining bracing virtuosity with an alluring sense of irreverence. The ensemble’s performances sparkle with wit and pound with physical energy, inhabiting and exploring the sound world of new music with comfort, conviction, and infectious enthusiasm. 8pm performance. Ticketed event.