Fresh Start To Your Week: 10/16 – 10/18

Despite the rain and flood warnings throughout Chicago this weekend, everyone still heeaded out to some amazing events and enjoyed our wonderful city. So let's not let this drop in temps stop us from enjoying the events going on at the beginning of this brand new week. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16th The Flat Five Fall Freak Out Residency @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 7:30PM, 21+ WHAT: The place you'll want to be every Monday SO WHAT:The Flat Five are the super group that Chicago needs. Made up of Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor and Alex Hall, the band's debut album It’s a World of Love and Hope is made up entirely of songs by Chicago mainstay Chris Ligon.  Their sound is everything you could want from these music masters: sweet and twisted pop songs that will get stuck in your head. Now you can see them mix things up like the good ole days at this multi-month residency where they will be trying a whole mess of beautiful things every Monday night. This evening is Theme Theme Night, where they will be performing TV and movie themes with Total Pro Horns featuring Max Crawford! NOW WHAT: There is no better way to spend $15 on a Monday night. Head out and experience this masterful group. Salonathon: Self Care @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:00PM, 21+ WHAT: A weekly show of experimental work featuring an inclusive creative community throwing  a great party! SO WHAT: The theme of this week's Salonathon is a chance for you to give a little love to yourself, relax the best way you know how, and not worry about your troubles. So come out, enjoy life, and join the party! Feel the love with this line up of fantastic Chicago artists performing some underground, emerging, and genre-defying art and stick around for a fun community with jams provided by DJ All The Way Kay. You can check out the lineup of artists at their event page! NOW WHAT: You can RSVP here for the 8-9pm hosted bar! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th Moe's Taven Pop Up @ Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield, 5:00PM WHAT: Sometimes bars like to dress up for Halloween too! SO WHAT: Replay Lincoln Park will be transforming into Moe's Tavern (and Arcade) pop-up bar from Tuesday Oct. 17 all the way through Halloween! They've recreated everything you love about Springfield's favorite bar including special Simpsons-themed drinks and at least a dozen different varieties of Duff beer. NOW WHAT: Entry is free so jump in on the Simpsons fun! TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th & 18th Lit & Luz Festival @ Various Locations WHAT: Lit & Luz Festival is a one-of-a-kind series of events featuring renowned authors and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City in cultural exchange and conversation. SO WHAT:  This series of readings, conversations, artist talks, performances which culminates in a Live Magazine Finale, highlights new translations and artistic collaborations—showcasing some of the most innovative contemporary writers and artists from both countries. Tuesday events include: Wednesday events include NOW WHAT: These wonderful talks, presentations and parties are completely free! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th Glitter Creeps Benefit for Trans Liberation Coalition @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 9:00PM, 21+ WHAT: A monthly showcase of Rock/Punk/New Wave and queer night hosted and co-curated by siblings Donnie & Madison Moore of Absolutely Not SO WHAT: The showcase is always a fun time with amazing bands that benefits a worthy cause! This time around local punk quartet Blizzard Babies, The Just Luckies and their indie folk tunes, and SuperKnova's electropop sound will be coming together for this great show benefiting the Tran Liberation Coalition. NOW WHAT: Tickets for this 21+ show are $5 !
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Julian Ramirez