Mohammad Reza Shajarian
  • Mohammad Reza Shajarian


Show: Mohammad Reza Shajarian is “arguably the greatest singer of Persian classical music in the modern era,” writes Peter Margasak. “Shajarian doesn’t make it to Chicago often, and he’s never played here with such a large group.”

8:30 PM, Copernicus Theater, 5216 W. Lawrence, 312-437-4726, $50-$65.

Dinner: Smak-Tak This tiny, tidy Polish chalet on Elston is much beloved for its deep bowls of hearty soups, (clear amber-colored chicken noodle, creamy mushroom, thick barley), its plump, butter-drenched pierogi (tangy cheese and potato, finely ground meat, assorted fruit flavors, incredible mushroom and sauerkraut), and ample, thoughtfully accented dinners such as hunter’s stew, stuffed cabbage, and breaded cutlets.

5961 N. Elston Ave., 773-763-1123,