The Second City: The Ark.:
Sept. 9 & 10. One of the longest-running comedy improv groups in the country, Chicago’s popular Second City troupe lampoons contemporary political, cultural, and social events in an evening of short sketches. Its current show is a mix of sketch comedy, music, and improv that sends up and celebrates the eccentricities and imperfections of our great big dysfunctional nation. 8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $36 (students with ID, $26) in advance at Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451., . . . . . .