• Erykah Badu


Show: Erykah Badu performs in support of the second album in her Amerykah trilogy, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. “The new one is a breakup album cast up from the hell-pit of desperation—myopic, airless riffing that rides fusiony keyboard riffs into the tear-stained horizon,” writes Jessica Hopper. N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae open; Monae also plays a noon in-store Thursday at Borders on State.

7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 312-462-6300 or 312-559-1212, thechicagotheatre.com, $49.50-$69.50.

Dinner: Cibo Matto could pass as Spiaggia’s more playful, easygoing younger sibling. One of the best new Chicago restaurants of 2009.

201 N. State St., 312-239-9500, cibomatto.therestaurantsatthewit.com