Jul 06

ATN – July

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. is open Thursdays through Sept. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.aric.edu.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

The Boulevard of Chicago at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. provides medical respite care and housing services for homeless adults discharged from area hospitals. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org.

The Bronzeville Alliance and community partners held a spring volunteer day on June 23, during which they worked on the Bronze-ville Neighborhood Farm. The alliance is located at 4158 S. Calumet Ave. Call (708) 522-8275.

...will host the Light One Candle fundraising gala on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave., with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets...

...dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to brightstarcommunityoutreach.com. The church is at 4518 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the fair features the Lion Dance procession as...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. Log on to www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...and tobacco-free family friendly festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 through 29, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Hours are Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to...

City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fulton Market Expo, 800 W. Fulton Market, is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 5300 S. Harper Ct., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market, 3700 S. Archer Ave., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market, 1400 W. 46th St., is open the Saturdays of July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday City Market Bridgeport, 1000 W 35th St., is open Sundays, July 8 through Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

The comedy Support Group for Men will be performed at the Goodman Theatre through Sunday, July 29. Call (312) 443-3800. The Goodman is located at 170 N. Dearborn St.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The International Music Foundation will present Rush Hour Concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.imfchicago.org or call (312) 670-6888.

...along with its Chicago Mayoral Forum, on Thursday, July 19, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave. Local Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th) will receive one of the awards. For information, log...

The next meeting of the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St. For more information or to join a committee email chicagolittleitaly@gmail.com or log on to licna.org.

Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., will offer backstage tours at 10 a.m. and noon on the Fridays of July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15. Call (312) 825-5600 or email groupsales@lyricopera.org.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

...benefit dinner celebrating Chicago immigrants’ contributions and lives on Wednesday, July 25, at Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Dr. The evening starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner and...

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

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The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...4:30 p.m., at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, third floor, suite 316, 710 S. Paulina St. Tai Chi, a great way to improve concentration, balance, and range of motion, costs $30...

...2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Tower Resource Center, fourth floor, suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot or for more information, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Register for coed youth or teen boxing classes at Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Ages 8-12: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 13 to 17: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will offer the free Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Patrick D. Thompson of the 11th Ward had the City install new stop signs at 31st Street and Shields Avenue to increase community safety. To contact Thompson’s office, call (773) 254-6677.

Through Sunday, July 29, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave hosts the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA permanent collection featuring works by artists who attempted to transcend the limitations of their chosen medium.

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the Pitchfork Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22. Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners. Single day tickets cost $75; a three-day advance ticket is $175. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

The West Central Association will host a networking event, Wednesday, July 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W. Fulton St. Log on to www.wcachicago.org.

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    July 6, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
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Jul 03

Illinois Appellate Court Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs to Chair Illinois Judicial Council

...officers and directors during that event which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 South Indiana Ave. at 5:00pm...

    Illinois Appellate Court Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs to Chair Illinois Judicial Council
    On August 30, 2018, the Illinois Judicial Council ("IJC") will install Illinois Appellate Court Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs as its Chair for 2018-2019. The IJC, the Illinois association of primarily African-American Judges, will also install additional officers and directors during that event which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 South Indiana Ave.
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Jun 29

Updated Jun 29

MOTOR ROW WALKING TOUR Glessner...

MOTOR ROW WALKING TOUR Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, will lead a 90-minute walking tour of the Motor Row Historic District on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 10:00am. This walking tour of Michigan Avenue south of Cermak Road will explore what is considered to be the largest intact early “automobile row” in the U.S. At its peak in the early 20th century, over 100 different makes of automobiles were being sold in Motor Row. More than sixty of the original showrooms survive today as the landmark Motor Row District, with examples by architects Holabird & Roche, Alfred Alschuler, Christian Eckstorm, Philip Maher, and Albert Kahn. Tickets are $15 per person, and advanced registration is required. Reservations may be made online at www.glessnerhouse.org

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    A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.
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  • Will you also be hitting on the early Jazz and Blues history of the area, more aptly called "Record Row"?

Jun 28

Repeat Balcony Jumper Wanted by Cops Caught After 2nd Leap

...him to stay there, according to the sheriff’s office, so officers went to the 2300 block of South Michigan Avenue to “relocate him or re-incarcerate him.” When officers arrived at the apartment, 23-year...

    Repeat Balcony Jumper Wanted by Cops Caught After 2nd Leap
    A convicted felon who jumped from a balcony earlier this month, eluding Cook County sheriff's officers, seemed to be out of fresh ideas when the cops returned to his apartment earlier this week.
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Jun 26

Spacious apartments at The LEX have a convenient South Loop location

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities.

    Spacious apartments at The LEX have a convenient South Loop location
    The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities. Available loft 1-bedrooms start at $1,989 a month, and $2,054 in the tower. Two-bedroom, 2-baths rent from $2,563.
    http://yochicago.com

Jun 26

Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants

Gold Cash Gold: Part of Motor City’s culinary rebirth, noted for Southern fried chicken served in a former pawn shop in gentrifying Corktown neighborhood; 2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 313-242-0770, goldcashgolddetroit.com.

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104 W. Washington St., Lebanon, Ind.

    Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants
    It goes without saying that when you dine out you want fine food. But if you want a dash of atmosphere to liven up the experience, choose a restaurant in a building that once served another purpose.
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Jun 15

Man on electronic monitoring jumped from South Loop balcony to escape deputies, police say

About 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, officers showed up at his electronic monitoring site — an apartment in the 2300 block of South Michigan Avenue — to relocate him because the leaseholder no longer wanted him there, the release said.

    Man on electronic monitoring jumped from South Loop balcony to escape deputies, police say
    The Cook County sheriff's office is asking for the public's help locating a man who jumped from a South Loop balcony to get away from deputies who were there to lock him up after he violated the conditions of his electronic monitoring.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 15

61st Street Streetscape plan meeting next Tuesday

...from Prairie to Blackstone avenues. This coming meeting will discuss plans for the blocks between Cottage Grove and Prairie avenues. A brief review of the first meeting in April, during which plans for the...

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...next Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., with Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), who announced that he will run for reelection this week...

    61st Street Streetscape plan meeting next Tuesday - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The next public meeting about the 61st Street Streetscape Master Plan will be next Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., with Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), who announced that he will run for reelection this week after announcing his retirement ...
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Jun 05

The weekend’s best blues beyond the fest

The Blues Heaven Foundation, in the iconic Chess Records building at 2120 S. Michigan, will stay busy all weekend: Vocalist-harpist Lamont Harris performs Thursday afternoon, former Muddy Waters...

7:30 PM, Motor Row Brewing, 2337 S. Michigan, $20

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8 PM, SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, $15-$25, all-ages

9 PM, the Water Hole, 1400 S. Western, 312-243-7988, free, 21+

9 PM, Odyssey East, 9942 S. Torrence, 773-530-7543, free, 21+

3 PM, Lemelle's Luxury Lounge, 1801 W. 87th, 773-614-8577, free, 21+

9:30 PM, Rooster's Palace, 600 N. Kedzie, 312-342-0179, free, 21+

9:30 PM, Linda's Lounge, 1044 W. 51st, 773-373-2351, free, 21+

The neon-lit bar at Lawrence and Broadway, now a legendary jazz club, has been around for 107 years—and has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.

    The weekend's best blues beyond the fest
    This year Chicago seems to be hosting fewer extracurricular blues events during Blues Festival week than it has in the past. It's too soon to decide that audiences have gotten complacent, though-and you can still find plenty of worthwhile shows. The city's blues clubs kick into overdrive during the fest, of course (see the Reader's listings for more on them).
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Jun 02

Muddy Waters wrote the songs of Chicago's blues legacy

Others who want to walk in Waters' footprints may visit the Chess Studios at 2120 S. Michigan, where the bluesman recorded many of his best-known records and rock 'n' roll icon...

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Since June 2017, Muddy Waters' image has beamed down from a 10-story mural at 17 N. State St. in Chicago. But the king bee of Chicago blues looms even larger over the city with his outsized musical and cultural legacy.

...Waters Boulevard. Guy moved Downtown in 1989 with his Buddy Guy's Legends, now at 700 S. Wabash...

Today the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians guides Chicago jazz in adventurous new directions, and the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, 4802 N. Broadway, builds on its Prohibition-era tradition.

    Muddy Waters wrote the songs of Chicago's blues legacy
    King of Chicago blues Muddy Waters looms over the city with his outsized musical and cultural legacy. Though he died at age 70 in 1983, new generations of Chicago artists often cite the influence of the six-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
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May 30

The LEX apartments are steps from McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, CTA

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities.

    The LEX apartments are steps from McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, CTA
    The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities. Available loft 1-bedrooms start at $1,850 a month, and $1,991 in the tower. Two-bedrooms with one bath start at $2,369, and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,452.
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May 25

Former Bears players plan coworking space, private club in old Motor Row building

Retired defensive ends Israel Idonije and Julius Peppers are leading a venture to renovate the Hudson Motor Building, located at 2222 S. Michigan Avenue. The former Bears announced their plan to acquire the 92-year-old property in August and completed the $10 million deal early this year.

    Former Bears players plan coworking space, private club in old Motor Row building
    A pair of ex-Chicago Bears are teaming up to convert an old Motor Row auto showroom into a 115,000-square-foot complex featuring new coworking space, restaurants, a private club, and a rooftop pool. Retired defensive ends Israel Idonije and Julius Peppers are leading a venture to renovate the Hudson Motor Building, located at 2222 S.
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May 25

Former Bears Unveil Plans for Co-Working Space and Other Businesses in Historic Building in Motor Row (2222 S. Michigan)

Former Bears Unveil Plans for Co-Working Space and Other Businesses in Historic Building in Motor Row (2222 S. Michigan)

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...entrepreneur in the Sloop.  He was involved in a short lived restaurant called Alain's (1355 S. Michigan - now occupied by Kurah) that closed shortly after it opened given some issues with the...

...the main Chef.  More successfully, he opened a similar co-workshop concept called Workvault at 1420 S. Michigan...

    Former Bears Unveil Plans for Co-Working Space and Other Businesses in Historic Building in Motor Row (2222 S. Michigan)
    A pretty cool concept and vision for one of the most beautiful, historic buildings in the Sloop (via Crains): Two former Chicago Bears want to turn a historic Motor Row showroom into a hub for entrepreneurs looking for a live-work-play destination in the South Loop.
    http://www.sloopin.com

May 25

Cops: Sweet heist reported at McCormick Place

It happened about 8:30 p.m. on the last day of the Sweets and Snacks Exhibition, in the 2300 block of King Drive.

    Cops: Sweet heist reported at McCormick Place
    A thief with a sweet tooth made off with nearly $20,000 worth of candy Thursday night from McCormick Place, Chicago police said. It happened about 8:30 p.m. on the last day of the Sweets and Snacks Exhibition, in the 2300 block of King Drive.
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May 25

$18K Worth of Candy Stolen From McCormick Place, Police Say

The theft occurred at around 8:10 p.m. at a parking garage for the convention center, located in the 2300 block of South King Drive on the city's South Side.

    $18K Worth of Candy Stolen From McCormick Place, Police Say
    Someone stole thousands of dollars worth of candy at McCormick Place Thursday evening, according to Chicago police. The theft occurred at around 8:10 p.m. at a parking garage for the convention center, located in the 2300 block of South King Drive on the city's South Side.
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May 24

Ex-Chicago Bears Teammates To Open Restaurants Inside Their South Side Complex

...115,000-square-foot and five-story building. FBRK could open late next year at 2222 S. Michigan Avenue...

    Ex-Chicago Bears Teammates To Open Restaurants Inside Their South Side Complex
    A pair of former Chicago Bears are bringing some excitement to the South Side, about two miles south of their former stomping grounds at Soldier Field. Israel Idonije and Julius Peppers plan to open a complex that would house restaurants, co-working office spaces, and rooftop pool inside a 115,000-square-foot and five-story building.
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May 23

Former Bears plan co-working, club space on Motor Row

...with the city today to redevelop the 115,000-square-foot Hudson Motor Building at 2222 S. Michigan Ave. into an mixed-use complex that will cater to "creative" business types with co-working...

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Idonije, who spent most of his 11-year NFL career with the Bears, already has experience with co-working in the South Loop. He is behind Workvault, a 9,000 square-foot coworking space at 1420 S. Michigan Ave. that opened in 2015.

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May 19

Weekend picks: 10,000 Maniacs play North Central College

• The Powdered Toast Men: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Global Brew Tap House, 2100 Prairie St., St. Charles. (630) 549-0397 or globalbrew.com.

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Catch up with comedian Dulcé Sloane, a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," when she performs at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027. $25 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. 7, 9 and 11:15 p.m. Saturday, May 19

...choreographer Alicia Alonso's "Don Quixote" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $41-$135. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May...

...her first in 15 years. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39-$200. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com...

• The Beta Waves, LC/50, Fire Cat, Imbecile Missile: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $10. (773) 871-6239 or silvieslounge.com.

• Kevin Andrew Prchal, A Flor de Piel: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Uncommon Ground (Lakeview), 3800 N. Clark St., Chicago. $12. (773) 929-3680 or uncommonground.com.

• The Coldies, Loose Cannons, State and Madison, Hallowed Halls: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• The Caleb Miller Solo Project, Fabled Plans, Luke Schmitt and the Cold Cold Ones, Cat Dail: 8 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Headhunterz: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $20-$23. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

• Todd Rundgren's Utopia: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45-$99.50. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

• Ryan Cabrera, Joe Taylor Must Die, Rookie of the Year, City Under Siege, Mark Rose: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $16. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Ike Reilly, Half Gringa: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $18-$20. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

    Weekend picks: 10,000 Maniacs play North Central College
    Fans of the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs won't want to miss them in concert on Saturday, May 19, at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $20-$40. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentral college.edu. 8 p.m.
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