Show: Necks “Their basic approach is to begin with a brief improvised motif, which they then loop for 45 minutes or so, deconstructing and reconfiguring it via the accumulation of innumerable small permutations,” writes Peter Margasak. “As they proved in their Chicago debut last February, they can transform the tiniest nucleus of raw material into consistently nuanced and captivating music.”
7 and 10 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $15.
Dinner: Thai Village “Homey, comfortable, classic, dependable . . . all the stock adjectives apply, and yet somehow Thai Village stands out from the crowd,” writes Martha Bayne.
2053 W. Division, 773-384-5352