• Basia Bulat


Show: Basia Bulat returns to Schubas, playing music from the terrific new Heart of My Own (Rough Trade). “A couple years ago, when I first heard her fine debut album, Oh, My Darling, I was immediately hooked by her strong, distinctive voice, which shaped the pretty, delicate melodies with unassuming confidence,” writes Peter Margasak. “The new album, produced by Montreal scene fixture Howard Bilerman, is even better.”

9pm, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508

Dinner: Julius Meinl A classy place for those of moderate means, this is the first American outpost for Viennese coffee purveyor Julius Meinl. The coffee is made from beans roasted in Austria; strong but not acidic, it’s superb. The menu’s tasty cafe fare: sandwiches (including one with European-style sausage, caramelized onions, apple-horseradish sauce, and Dijon mustard on a French roll), custardy quiches, salads, and a couple of soups.

3601 N. Southport Ave., 773-868-1857