Show: Canasta “The orchestrated pop on this local sextet’s new full-length, The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather (RWIM Chicago), is so perfect—every note falling into place with deeply satisfying craftsmanship—that you’ll swear you’ve heard it before,” writes Monica Kendrick.
7 and 10:30 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, $14, early show 18+.
Dinner: Bolat African Cuisine Berber rack of lamb, the most expensive item, is a terrific value at $24: eight perfectly prepared chops, pink inside and crusty outside, lightly dressed with a complex sauce of chiles, cumin, and cardamom that balances the richness of the lamb. In addition to sweet-and-sour plum wine and African beers like Star, there are now mixed drinks, including a Dark and Stormy with house-made ginger beer.
3346 N. Clark St., 773-665-1100