• Drew Reynolds
  • Night Gallery


Show: Night Gallery “True to the genre, the slow-motion dance music on half-local duo’s imminent debut LP, Constant Struggle (Rainbow Body), flaunts some impressively trashy synth prowess and lots of overblown, overemotional lyrics bemoaning the pain of loving a self-absorbed woman, the pain of having a sense of dignity, the pain of falling asleep . . . the pain of anything, really,” writes Liz Armstrong.

9 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 773-525-2501, lincolnhallchicago.com, $20, 18+.

Dinner: Merlo la Salumeria This subdued Bolognese dining room is run by the Sassi family — Giampaolo Sassi manages the house while his wife, Silvia Marani, creates the menu. They abide by slow food principles, supporting artisanal producers and using mostly seasonal products.

2638 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-529-0747, merlochicago.com