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Thursday, November 23

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The Hawk: Tim Reynolds, Dearborn @ Double Door

Tonight at 9pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Tim Reynolds and Dearborn will be performing at The Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee. Tickets are $12, but this show is currently sold out; for more information, you cancheck out The Hawk's website or the Double Door’s.

The Hawk: Harmonica Hinds, Johnnie Bassett, Sharon Lewis @ Buddy Guy’s Legends

Tonight, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, noted session player Harmonica Hinds, Johnnie Bassett, Sharon Lewis will be performing at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 754 S Wabash. Tickets are $15; for more information, you can call Buddy Guy’s Legends at 312-427-0333 or check out The Hawk's website.

AREA: Chicago Release Party

AREA: Chicago Art/Education/Activism is holding a release party for the publication of their second issue. AREA#2 focuses on "food politics through the lens of local groups who are committed to urban argriculture, radical ecology and to creating an alternative food infrastructure in Chicago." Stop byt the Chicago Cultural Center at the Randolph and Michigan entrance to pick up a free copy of the magazine and learn more about AREA's goals, 6-7pm. Email areachicago[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.

Opening: Museum

Appetite Theatre presents Museum, a "multi-layered c omedy of manners that follows the movement of art lovers, skeptics, students and lost souls through the final day of an art show." Written by Tina Howe, the show goes on at the Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. Tickets to tonight's opening night performance are $40 and include a post-show reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Regular tickets are $15; $12 for students and seniors. 8pm. Runs through March 26. Call 773-275-1931 for tickets and information.

Opening: Optimism

What is optimism? Is it the glass half full? Is it the belief that everything works out for the best? Faith that good will ultimately triumph over evil? Aesthetic Eye examines all of this with a group show opening tonight with a gala reception. Featuring the works of artists such as Jan Hobson, Tara Thelen, Kevin O'Connell and Larry Zgoda with painting, photography, stained glass and fiber. 6pm at 1520 W. Chicago Ave. Call 312-243-1520 for more information.

Chris Saathof Benefit tonight

The 2nd anniversary of Chris Saathof's passing was this past Tuesday. A benefit will be held tonight at The Beat Kitchen (10PM, $10, 18+), featuring The Hot Machines whose member, Miss Alex White was Saathof's old musical partner. [Thanks Jennifer!]

The Hawk: Andy Zipf, Josh Harty, Mike Reeb, FREE @ Uncommon Ground

Tonight at 8pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, there will be a free songwriter showcase at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark Street. Tonight's featured performers are Josh Harty, Mike Reeb, and Andy Zipf. For more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Andy Zipf, Josh Harty, Mike Reeb, FREE @ Uncommon Ground

Tonight at 8pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, there will be a free songwriter showcase at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark Street. Tonight's featured performers are Josh Harty, Mike Reeb, and Andy Zipf. For more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Brandy Carlile, Gibb Droll, Teddy Geiger @ Schuba's

Tonight at 10pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Brandy Carlile, Gibb Droll, and Teddy Geiger will be performing at Schuba's, 3159 N Southport. Tickets are $8 in advance at $10 at the door, but this show is sold out. For more information, see Schuba's website or The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: David Mead, Matthew Ryan @ Schuba's

Tonight at 7pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, David Mead and Matthew Ryan will be performing at Schuba's, 3159 N Southport. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the Schuba's website. For more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Undertow Orchestra (feat. Mark Eitzel and Vic Chestnutt) @ Park West

Tonight at 9pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, The Undertow Orchestra, featuring Mark Eitzel, Vic Chestnutt, Dave Bazan, and Will Johnson will be performing at the Park West, 322 W Armitage. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 the day of the show, and can be purchased through the Park West's website. For more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Stars, The Elected @ Metro

Tonight at 9pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Canada's Stars and The Elected will be performing at the Metro, 3730 N Clark. Tickets are $16, but this show is sold out. For more information, see the Metro's websiteor The Hawk's.

The Hawk: Chicago Afrobeat Project, Fareed Haque @ Martyrs'

Tonight at 10pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, the Chicago Afrobeat Project and Fareed Haque will be performing at Martyrs, 3855 N Lincoln. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and can be purchased through the Martyr's website. For more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Oteil & the Peacemakers @ HOB

Tonight at 9pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Oteil & the Peacemakers will be performing at the House of Blues Backporch, 329 N Dearborn. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased through the House of Blues website. For more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: B. B. King @ HOB

Tonight at 9pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, B. B. King will be performing at the House of Blues, 329 N Dearborn. Tickets are $72.50-$75.00, but this show is sold out. For more information, see the House of Blues website or The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Monday Michiru @ HotHouse

Tonight at 10pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Japanese soul starMonday Michiru will be performing at HotHouse, 31 E Balbo. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; you can purchase them through HotHouse's website; for more information, see The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Palaxy Tracks, Roommate, Velvetron @ Hideout

Tonight at 9:30pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Palaxy Tracks, Roommate, and Velvetron will be performing at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia. This is one of the last two shows in Chicago for Palaxy Tracks before Brandon Durham moves to Austin. Tickets are $8. For more information, see the Hideout's website or The Hawk's.

The Hawk: Hard Lessons, The Quitters, The Ruiners @ EB

Tonight, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Hard Lessons, The Quitters, and The Ruiners will be performing at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased through the Empty Bottle's website; for more information about the festival, see The Hawk's website.

 

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