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Thursday, January 18

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Opening: Time and the Conways

Griffin Theatre Company presents its revival of British writer J.B. Priestley's ahead-of-its-time 1937 play, a non-linear account of a tight-knit family in WWI-era England. 7pm tonight; continues at 8pm Thu-Fri-Sat and 2pm Sunday through October 30 at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W Belmont. Tickets $15-23; call 773-327-5252 or visit Ticketmaster.

World Music Fest: Seu Jorge @ Logan Square Auditorium

You know him as the Brazilian, guitar-strumming crew member from The Life Aquatic, but Seu Jorge is a quality artist in his own right. Playing tonight at the Logan Square Auditorium along with Boubacar Traore and DJ Jerome Derradji, it's going to be a great concert for a mere $12. Music starts at 9:30pm. The LSA is located at 2359 N. Kedzie Blvd., (773) 276-3600. For more information on the World Music Festival, running from September 16-22, call (312) 742-1938.

Farm Aid

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Willie Nelson brought Farm Aid back to its Illinois roots with a concert tonight at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park. There's a slew of artists performing including Willie, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie and Wilco. Farm Aid works to support family farms, organic farming, and sustainable rural communities. They do some good stuff, and they know how to rock. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.

 

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