• Dana Hall


Show: Hyde Park Jazz Festival “Saturday’s jazz marathon features an impressive cast of local players, including Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell, Willie Pickens, Dana Hall, Robert Irving III, and Dee Alexander,” writes Kevin Warwick.

Various times; locations include International House, University of Chicago, Hyde Park Union Church, Experimental Station, Hyde Park Art Center, 773-324-8614, hydeparkjazzfestival.org

Dinner: Medici on 57th “The quintessential off-campus hangout, complete with carved wood booths and graffiti-covered walls, serving hearty, veggie-friendly cafe fare,” writes Laura Levy Shatkin.

1327 E. 57th, 773-667-7394, medici57.com

Show: Rudresh Mahanthappa Quartet “This year alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa has released two small-band records with fellow alto players, but despite their unusual instrumental format neither is merely a blowing session,” writes Peter Margasak.

8 and 10 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, $20, jazzshowcase.com

Dinner: Hackney’s Printers’ Row “The sole city location of the largely suburban family-owned chain has the feel of a neighborhood pub and is frequently packed with regulars,” writes Kate Schmidt.

733 S. Dearborn St., 312-461-1116, hackneysprintersrow.com