• Sam Amidon


Show: Sam Amidon “inherited his love of folk music from his parents, a couple of traditional singers and folklorists from Brattleboro, Vermont, but in his own work he’s nothing like a purist. His excellent new I See the Sign (Bedroom Community), like 2008’s All Is Well, consists primarily of trad tunes that he’s inventively tweaked or totally reworked—his intimacy with the songs, and his understanding of their malleability and universality, allow him to transform the material,” writes Peter Margasak.

8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, 773-728-6000, oldtownschool.org, $12-$16.

Dinner: Drew’s Eatery All-organic hot dog and ice cream shop across from Welles Park. Owner Andrew Baker carries through on his commitment to sustainability with furnishings as green as they come, all the way down to the biodegradable cornstarch takeout containers.

2207 W. Montrose Ave., 773-463-7397, drewseatery.com