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Thursday, November 23

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WLUW/Somebody Else's Troubles Winter Music Festival

WLUW takes over Fitzgerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn, for a day-long show called the Winter Music Festival, hosted by Tom Jackson and the Somebody Else's Troubles crew.
1:30 Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel
2:00 Eric Noden
2:25 fm smith & Rob Bonaccorsi
2:50 Corky Siegel
3:15 Kelly Kessler & Whipporwill
3:45 Econosize Swing Orchestra
4:15 Nick Tremulis
4:40 Danny Black & Laurie Stiratt
5:05 Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls
5:30 Mark Sheehy
5:55 Bucky Halker & Don Sternburg
6:20 Nora O'Connor & Liam Davis (Frisbie)
6:45 Jon Langford
7:10 Elizabeth Conant & Fareed Haque
7:40 Rhythm Futur
8:10 The Delafields
8:55 Professor John & The Big Hands Band
This is a family friendly event, but attendees under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. Admission is $10. More info on the WLUW website.

Music From the Time of Anne Frank @ Cultural Center

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs puts on a Sunday Salon Series of innovative music and performance programs.  The series is one of the most popular at the Chicago Cultural Center, and regularly draws capacity crowds.

Today's program features music from the time of Anne Frank, a performance of compositions by Dutch Jewish composers persecuted by the Nazis

The performance begins at 3 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, (78 E. Washington St.)  Admission is free.

Hula workshop @ Old Town School

Always wanted to learn the hula, but never had the time? The Old Town School of Folk Music has you covered. This afternoon at 2:00, you can take a one-hour introductory workshop presented by Lanialoha Lee, the school's scholar on Pacific island culture. Admission is $10 per person, and the class will meet in the concert hall in the school's newer building (4544 N. Lincoln). Call up the school at (773) 728-6000 for more information and registration.

Traum Records Showcase

Tonight, German techno stable Traum hits Chicago, making a rare stop at Subterranean in Wicker Park for an evening of funky, eclectic beats. Label owner Riley Reinhold (aka RRR) headlines, with support from Ontario's Jesse Somfay, Kate Simko of Detalles, and Dave Siska of Clinically Inclined fame. $4 gets you in, 21 and up. Subterranean is located at 2011 W North Ave, right under the North Avenue El tracks. Co-sponsored by Detroit Underground and Subsystence. More information available on the Interrupt Media website.

GB staff member KM will be in attendance.

 

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