• Behemoth


Show: Behemoth “Poland’s leading exporters of blackened death metal just released their ninth album, Evangelion (it’s their first on Metal Blade, which seems to be helping their American profile), and the first thing I noticed about it is how pretty it is,” writes Monica Kendrick.

5:30 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212, $18, $15 in advance.

Dinner: Xoco “Still, there’s a certain variety of grump who no matter what is going to stand in line, arms folded, and ask himself, dammit, is there nowhere else in town to turn for a comparable ham-and-cheese torta under $11.50? The answer is no. There is nothing like Xoco’s jamon torta, griddled flat and layered with La Quercia prosciutto, seasonally variable organic Wisconsin cheddar, black beans, avocado, and chipotle mustard,” writes Mike Sula. One of the best new Chicago restaurants of 2009 and featured in our best foods and drinks of 2009.

449 N. Clark St., 312-334-3688