Not that any form of cancer is a walk in a park, but ovarian cancer is particularly insidious. The disease is the No. 1 killer out of all types of gynecological cancer, partly because early detection is so rare. The most common point at which it’s diagnosed is Stage 3, at which point the five-year survival rate is a mere 39 percent. In an effort to increase awareness, encourage women to get screened and raise money for research, some of the luminaries of the local scene are putting on a benefit show at Will’s Pub. Retro garage rockers the Woolly Bushmen are joined by the Knick-Knacks, the Welzeins (who are also donating the proceeds from the first 50 copies of their new EP sold that night), Thee Wilt Chamberlain and Zap Dragon & the Attack. The lineup is pretty strong, even though we count only one pair of ovaries on the bill (shout-out to Knick-Knacks frontwoman Jacie Madison’s reproductive system), which should make for a good turnout for a good cause, but save some cash for the silent auction, with prizes from plenty of local bars, venues and restaurants.
with the Woolly Bushmen, the Knick-Knacks, the Welzeins, Zap Dragon & the Attack, Thee Wilt Chamberlain | 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org
| $10 suggested donation