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Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, LOS LONELY BOYS, UMPHREY’S MCGEE Wed 9/1, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212. TONY BENNETT Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. BODEANS in an acoustic performance; see Spot Check. Thu 8/26 and […]

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AUGUST 27 FRIDAY Some claim the women’s movement is irrelevant these days, but the ongoing battle over reproductive rights and class-action sex discrimination lawsuits at major financial firms suggest otherwise. This weekend the Veteran Feminists of America take a look at past struggles and plan for the future at a conference cosponsored by UIC’s Center […]

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Neil LaBute’s “Bash”

Neil LaBute’s Bash: Latter-Day Plays, opening this week at Circle Theatre, is a trio of one-act monologues by characters whose normalcy masks the occasional nasty surprise–a little dose of bloody vengeance or murder. But that’s typical of LaBute. The playwright and screenwriter has been attracting and alarming audiences since his 1997 Sundance Film Festival breakthrough […]

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20 FRIDAY This weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans celebrates the Fab Four’s American conquest. WXRT’s Breakfast With the Beatles host Terri Hemmert emcees, and guests include Pete Best, the drummer famously replaced by Ringo Starr just before the group made it big, and broadcaster Larry Kane, who traveled with the band on its U.S. tours […]

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What Time Does Steve Albini Play?

The Unitarian Church of Evanston isn’t exactly Yasgur’s farm, but this weekend the 500-seat stone-and-glass sanctuary will host the first-ever–and perhaps first annual–Evanstock music festival. Five to seven acts will appear each day of the three-day fest, including singer-songwriter Bill Quateman, jazz pianist Fred Simon, funk band Urban Crisis, gospel, rap, and blues artists–even a […]

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Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts AMERICAN MUSIC IN VIETNAM features popular music from the 60s and 70s at a benefit concert with a buffet, commentary by author Robert Arnoldt, and a panel discussion by Vietnam veterans. Sun 8/22, 3 PM, courtyard, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S. Indiana. 312-326-0270. EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY […]

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AUGUST 13 FRIDAY Equestrians aged 16 to 21 will face off this weekend at the 2004 North American Young Riders Championships, at north-suburban Tempel Farms. Riders from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean will put their steeds through the same paces required at the Olympic games, and Tempel’s free manual, A Spectator’s Guide to […]

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Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts ERIC BAILEY performs popular music from the 60s and 70s at the benefit “American Music in Vietnam,” which includes a buffet, commentary by author Robert Arnoldt, and a panel discussion by Vietnam veterans. Sun 8/22, 3 PM, courtyard, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S. Indiana. 312-326-0270. EDDIE BARRETT & THE […]

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The Wide World of Tap

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project continues its annual festival this weekend with JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, three different programs featuring an international array of tappers. On Friday the lineup is all women, including the first lady of American tap, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, and 87-year-old, Chicago-born Jeni LeGon, who began tapping professionally […]

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AUGUST 6 FRIDAY If the domestic job market’s got you down, don’t despair-you can always leave the country. In addition to workshops on jobs with the foreign service and resume writing, this weekend’s International Marketplace and Career Fair will have reps on hand from a wide range of employers, including the State Department, the Centers […]

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Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts ANNA OXYGEN & LEG & PANTS DANS THEATRE, MIRACLES, SMALL BATHROOM FIRE perform at Lumpen’s 13th anniversary party with DJs Johnny Love, Logan Bay, Curtains, Charlie & Ken. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332. NICHOLAS BARRON’S HYPERACTIVE Free concert. Fri 8/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, […]

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Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE with Amy Adams, Camile Velasco, Diana Degarmo, Fantasia Barrino, George Huff, Jasmine Trias, Jennifer Hudson, John Stevens, Jon Peter Lewis, LaToya London. Thu 8/5, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212. NICHOLAS BARRON’S HYPERACTIVE Free concert. Fri 8/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, […]