Show:White Car were perfectly menacing, complete with a creepy, shirtless singer in a cowboy hat and a Trenchcoat Mafia longhair on keys—they’re the best new local band I’ve seen all year,” writes Jessica Hopper. Mahjongg headlines.

9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $10.

Dinner: Jane’s Raters feel at home in the rustic room and find the reasonably priced Cal-American fare innovative, eclectic, and especially friendly to vegetarians.

1653-55 W. Cortland, (773) 862-5263


Show: Birth of Magellan Part of a year-long, citywide series on filmmaker Hollis Frampton—which concludes with a symposium in February 2010—this program collects five parts of the filmmaker’s monumental unfinished “Magellan” cycle.

8pm, Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark, 773-293-1447

Dinner: Huaraches Doña Chio couldn’t be more modest: maybe four or five tables, no decor to speak of, TV on the counter usually tuned to Univision. But it’s one of very few Mexican restaurants in Chicago serving huaraches, gorditas, and sopes handmade from fresh masa.

1547 W. Elmdale, 773-878-8470