• In the Country

Music

Show: In the Country, the first jazz act on the roster of the eclectic Rune Grammofon label, plays in support of the recent Whiteout. “The moody, contemplative tunes embed improvisation in their written material instead of foregrounding it in solo form, and instead of swing and spontaneity they have tight, ornate structures, like pop songs,” writes Peter Margasak.

9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $12, $10 in advance.

Dinner: Folklore “Steak is what Argentina’s best known for, and Folklore offers several imported cuts of lean grass-fed beef as well as fattier domestic steaks; our bife de chorizo (strip steak) was perfectly cooked to medium rare as requested. The chorizo was also a real standout, one of the best renditions I’ve had,” writes Julia Thiel.

2100 W. Division St., 773-292-1600