Numerous live music and theater performances are being held in the Chicago area to raise money for survivors of the recent gulf coast catastrophe. Here are this week’s benefit shows; see the roundup at for events taking place next week and beyond.


Anti-Cruelty Society Gala

Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle, 312-644-8338

6:00 Professor John, Anne Burnell & Mark Burnell, Take Two & others. $100; proceeds go to the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. All ages.

Uncommon Ground Cafe

3800 N. Clark, 773-929-3680

6:00 Jeff Libman & Brad Cole, Al Rose, Jennifer Boeder, Dayna Malow, Eric Chial, Rory Stitt & others. $20; proceeds go to Farm Aid’s Family Farm Disaster Fund. All ages.

Dylan Lloyd Jr., Andrew McDonald & others

World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd, 773-779-7059

7:00 $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross. All ages.

Chevelle, Tap Root, Black Maria

Riviera Theater, 4746 N. Racine, 312-559-1212

7:30 $22.50; a portion of proceeds goes to the American Red Cross. All ages.


Episcopal CHurch of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester, 773-624-3185

8:00 $25, $15 for students; proceeds go to hurricane evacuees relocated to the Chicago area. All ages.

Sizzle on Broadway

6157 N. Broadway, 773-465-9500

10:00 Jackie Blue & others. Suggested donation $10; proceeds go to organizations to be determined.


Pontiac Cafe

1531 N. Damen, 773-252-7767

10:00 Guilt Association, Sol Reys, Naysayers. $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.


Metropolis Coffee Company

1039 W. Granville, 773-764-0400

Noon Jason Steele & Charles Gorsynski. Donations go to the American Red Cross. All ages.

St. James Cathedral Choir & Soloists

St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron, 312-751-6724

4:00 Bruce J. Barber II conducts music of Mozart and Bach. $10; proceeds go to Episcopal Relief and Development.