Is Fringe necessary? After all, Chicago is a year-round storefront theatre festival. But the Chicago Fringe, now in its third year, helps us look beyond our borders, bringing in talent from far-flung Seoul and nearby Minneapolis. Presenting dozens of shows in just over a week, this event will bring the artistically hopping but theatrically underserved Pilsen district alive with performance. If you need a little of that in your life, buy your passes and head on down.