• Gary Numan


Show: Gary Numan “Gary Numan is best known for his 1979 smash “Cars,” but his first four albums—both with Tubeway Army and as a solo artist—are all essential new-wave records. They promised a wondrous future in which artists would use synthesizers for good and realize the absolute necessity of real drum sounds, and though that’s not exactly how things turned out, the current wasteland of bad synth pop just proves how well Numan’s records have held up,” writes Brian Costello. See our Q&A for more.

8 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com, $26, 18+.

Dinner: Tango Sur At dark, dreamy Tango Sur, an Argentinean steak house, one eats beef and not much else. And why would you want anything else? The top-notch steaks are ridiculously inexpensive for their quality and size.

3763 N. Southport Ave., 773-477-5466