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Monday, June 24

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The Hawk: Byther Smith @ Buddy Guy’s Legends

Tonight, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Byther Smith will be performing at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 754 S Wabash. Tickets are $10; for more information, you can call Buddy Guy’s Legends at 312-427-0333 or check out The Hawk's website.

The Hawk: Nick Tremulis Orchestra, Langford Band, Rick Rizzo @ HotHouse

Tonight at 9pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Langford Band, and Rick Rizzo will be performing at HotHouse, 31 E Balbo. Tickets are $15; you can purchase them through HotHouse's website; for more information, see The Hawk's website.

2nd Annual Day of Opera @ Cultural Center

From 1 – 5 PM this afternoon, wander through the Cultural Center to sample a variety of operatic sound, performed by music students as well as artists from Opera Moda, Intimate Opera, and Chamber Opera Chicago. Free. 78 E. Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Henry Butler @ Millennium Park

New Orleans pianist Henry Butler plays a concert this afternoon at 3:30 PM at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (100 N. Michigan). The event is free and open to the public.

Make a Biscuit (for the dog)

Today, from 2-4pm, learn to make an array of homemade, organic-friendly doggie treats and biscuits for that favorite pooch in your life from the editor of Healthy Dining Chicago newsletter. Don't have a dog? I bet you know someone who does. The class costs $20 per person. (Advance payment required.) For more information or to register, call 312-666-9979. Healthy Dining Chicago is located at 934 West Fry Street, Chicago IL 60622.

Opening: Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Soul

The world premiere musical tribute to the late musician Nina Simone officially opens tonight at The Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon St. Tickets for "Nina Simone: The High Priestes of Soul" are $35 and are available by calling the Black Ensemble Theater Box Office at 773-769-4451 or Ticketmaster at 312-902-1500, or online at Visit the Black Ensemble Theater website for more information.

The Hawk: The Lonesome Organist, Mucca Pazza @ Hideout

Tonight at 8pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, The Lonesome Organist and punk marching band Mucca Pazza will be performing at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia. Tickets are $8. For more information, see the Hideout's websiteor The Hawk's.

The Hawk: The Black Angels, The Sleepers, The Danger @ EB

Tonight at 9:30pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, The Black Angels, The Sleepers, and The Danger 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.

Anti-hate rally @ Agudas Achim North Shore Congregations Synagogue

The 84 year old Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation Synagogue (5029 North Kenmore) is holding an anti-hate rally on Sunday, February 19th at 2pm. Clergy and members of all faiths will participate in painting over the swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans which vandals painted on their walls the weekend of February 12. Read more here.



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