Esperanza Spalding

Looking for something to do today? Agenda‘s got you covered:

At the Mayne Stage, Elysabeth Alfano hosts the Dinner Party, where assorted Chicago luminaries—including filmmaker Steve James and playwright Regina Taylor—discuss their creative processes. Appetizers for the audience are prepared by chef Paul Fehribach of Big Jones.

Enjoy a set from Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding at the Ravinia Fest.

Miles Raymer called the new album from local four-piece Chandeliers “one of the best-sounding albums I’ve heard in a while, full of deep, rich bass and ethereal but warm synth pads.” Head to Empty Bottle, where they headline a show that also features Golden Birthday and Bitchin’ Bajas.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader‘s daily Agenda page.