• Eleni Mandell

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A mother of three-year-old twins, Eleni Mandell is writing what she knows. On her new album, Let’s Fly A Kite, she explores the simple joys of childhood, mixing sweet lyrics with a retro sound to create music entirely different from her previous ventures. Catch her at Schubas tonight; Vikesh Kapoor opens.

The fourth annual Chili-Synthesizer Cookoff at Empty Bottle allows musicians around Chicago to show off their best chili-synth pairings and attendees to vote on their favorites. Read—and watch—more here.

Today at Poetry Foundation, Beau O’Reilly of Curious Theatre Branch explores the work of Samuel Beckett through adaptations of his short plays.

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