Show: Rob Mazurek plays with his Exploding Star Orchestra tonight and tomorrow night at the Green Mill. Writes Peter Margasak, “the group delivers some serious rhythmic thunder, with driving ostinatos setting the stage for postminimalist horn riffing, cross-cutting grooves, and generous improvisations.”

9 PM, 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, $12

Dinner: Demera Ethiopian/Eritrean fare that critic Martha Bayne considers a notch above Ethiopian Diamond’s.

4801 N. Broadway, 773-334-8787