Fresh Start to Your Week: 6/25 – 6/27

How was your first official weekend of summer? It may have started out rainy, but it got pretty nice on Saturday and Sunday morning wasn't too bad! So why not keep the good vibes going with some of these exciting events going on at the beginning of the week. There are concerts, discussions, movies, comedy and more waiting for you. Let's give your week a fresh start!   MONDAY, JUNE 25th   Option: Lia Kohl & Macie Stewart @ Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood Ave., 7:00pm, WHAT: Two unique sets from some wonderful musicians SO WHAT: Cellist and performance artist Lia Kohl will be p participating in a duo with multi – instrumentalist Macie Stewart. Afterwards, Kohl will performing a solo set with a video presentation. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $8 Free Monday: Options / Bad Heaven LTD / Jodi / V.V. Lightbody @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 8:30pm, 21+ WHAT: A mostly local Monday at the Bottle SO WHAT: Start your week off with a fantastic lineup of bands at Empty Bottle! You’ll get to experience the likes of multi-instrumentalist Seth Engel’s project Options, Bad Heaven Limited‘s concise lo-fi pop gems, Jodi‘s fun bedroom pop, and the amazing talents of V.V. Lightbody (who may have some flute players performing alongside her). NOW WHAT: IT’S FREE MONDAY! Ana Tijoux presents Roja y Negro @ Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave, 9:00pm WHAT: From hip hop to the classic Latin songbook SO WHAT: Ana Tijoux has established herself in the hip hop world by producing some amazing verses in her native Spanish hat transcend language barriers. Now she has switched over to a more intimate and classic sound for her new project Roja y Negro: Canciones de Amor y Desamor. Drawing from Chilean songs of yesteryear and some originals, her new sound is a refreshing take on the old school classics. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $25 for each show!   TUESDAY, JUNE 26th   Duly Noted Music & Live Lit Show: “Loss” @ On Tour Brewing Co., 1725 W Hubbard St, 7:30pm, 21+ WHAT: Another installment of Duly Noted! SO WHAT: On Tour Brewing Co. will be hosting for Duly Noted, a music and live lit show started by Christina Brandon and Dee Fuentes. The show welcomes all kinds of music styles and stories on a theme. There will be live music by Henry Garahty and true stories on the theme of  “Loss” from Janki Mody, KellyAnn Corcoran, Megan Grandstaff, Mindy Watters, Nina Banks, Travis Cook, and Ulupi Bodiwala! Sugga Mama food stuck will be there too! NOW WHAT: The show is free but donations are collected to benefit a local, non-profit organization. This month, it’s Center on Halsted. Mount Eerie @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 8:00pm, 17+ WHAT: Heartbreaking and infinitely beautiful music SO WHAT: Phil Elverum’s last two records as Mount Eerie have been some of the rawest songs I’ve ever heard. Detailing the emotions, thoughts, and pains in the aftermath of his wife’s death and becoming a single father to his young daughter, A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only stand as some of the most interesting, sincere, best albums of the past two years. Go see him live and experience these master works. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $18 Sketchy Discussions #3: Paper Girls @ Bucket O'Blood Books & Records, 3182 N Elston Ave., 9:00pm - 11:00pm, 21+ WHAT: Sketchy Discussions round 3: A chance to talk about comic in a cool store SO WHAT: Bucket O’Blood Books & Records will be meeting to discuss volume 1 of Paper Girls, a series by Brian K Vaughn and Cliff Chang! The story tells of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls in 1988 who uncover the most important story of all time. Take some suburban drama, mix in some otherworldly mysteries and you have an excellent story on nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. NOW WHAT: There is no cost to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks/drinks to share with the group.   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th   Jazzin' at the Shedd 2018 @ Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, 5:00pm - 10:00pm WHAT: Jazz, drinks, and sea life SO WHAT: Every Wednesday evening during the summer, Jazzin at the Shedd will let you enjoy live jazz, cool drinks and a relaxed visit with 32,000 animals. You’ll be able to take in the Chicago skyline while listening to some of Chicago’s top jazz musicians. You can see the full lineup of musicians at the Shedd website! This evening will be a special LGBTQ Pride themed event! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $25. Shedd members get into the this wonderful series for free! The September and October shows are free for all Illinois residents with valid ID! Music Box Theatre Movies @ Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, 6:00pm -10:00pm WHAT: Movies by Wrigley Field! SO WHAT: Gallagher Way is hosting a free summer movie series presented by Chicago’s premier venue for independent and classic films, Music Box Theatre. Each screening will take place at 7:30pm, but the gates open at 6:00pm. This week’s screening is the action adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark! NOW WHAT: Screenings are free, so bring your blankets and lean back to enjoy the movie. Silly Goose @ Goose Island Taproom, 1800 W Fulton St, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, 21+ WHAT: Comedy and beer under one great pun SO WHAT: The Goose Island Taproom is now open on Wednesdays, so that means there is a spot for the Silly Goose Comedy Hour to take over! This hour long showcase, hosted by Tyler Thirnbeck and Chris Mcintyre, will be full of great performances featuring local Chicago comedians and $3 Old Man Grumpy’s! NOW WHAT: Stop by, have a few laughs and enjoy an OMG! A Babely Bazaar @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, 21+ WHAT: Slippery Slope is showcasing some very talented local artists! SO WHAT: Very talented local artists will have their fantastic creations on display for you to browse and buy! You can have a drink and purchase yourself a one of a kind gift. Each of these artists will have their own booth featuring a variety of unique & handmade items. The featured artists include Born & Hated-Vintage Royalty Jewelry, Girl Fawkes Pins, Grace Rother, Tarot Reading by Danielle Norris, Jen Doe, Alex Maistros, Crystal Gravy, and Jennifer Sue Kaplan Pottery! NOW WHAT: Entry is free! Just stop by and support local talent! CHIRP Night w/wavy ID and Sports Boyfriend @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave, 8:30pm, 21+ WHAT: A monthly dose of CHIRP curated music at the Whistler SO WHAT: Every fourth Wednesday of the month, CHIRP takes over The Whistler for an evening of great music performed by CHIRP-curated local artists. You will be able to enjoy some wonderful music, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio at this monthly event. This edition of the event will feature the sexy sounds of wavy ID and Sports Boyfriend‘s smooth indie pop. NOW WHAT: There is no cover for this 21+ event, so just make your way to the Whistler and have a great time!
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Julian Ramirez