• Rhymefest’s Crank Yankers Puppet


Show: Rhymefest performs at a combination listening party/record-release show for his long-delayed second album, El Che, out on the indie dNBe Entertainment.

9 PM, the Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash, 312-753-5700, theshrinechicago.com, $2.

Dinner: Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant Tony Hu’s celebrated Szechuan restaurant, featuring an endless menu that runs from crab rangoon to LaLaLa Extremely Spicy Diced Fish LeShan Style (with bone).

2172 S. Archer Ave., 312-326-5040, tonygourmetgroup.com