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Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/16 – 1/19

This weekend is a music lover’s dream with the always fantastic Tomorrow Never Knows taking over the best venues in Chicago including Lincoln Hall, Schubas, the Hideout, and Sleeping Village! Add to that the third weekend of Buddy Guy’s special concerts and Chris Greene’s four-day, eight-show stint at Jazz Showcase and you have a magnificent four days of music ahead of you! Check out the rest of the shows we highly recommend and get your next few days sorted!

Let’s get on with your Curated Weekend!


Tomorrow Never Knows Festival @ Lincoln Hall / Schubas / Hideout / Sleeping Village, Various Locations, Various Times,
WHAT: Tomorrow Never Knows unites Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro Chicago, Hideout Inn, and Sleeping Village for a fantastic festival
SO WHAT: Taking place over the course of five days, TNK  curates the best of rising local indie artists as well as acclaimed national acts, including both musicians and comedians.

NOW WHAT: Click the links above for tickets to all the available shows and enjoy one of the best music weekends of the year!

The Chris Greene Quartet @ Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, Thursday – Saturday 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm & 8:00pm, All Ages
WHAT: Amazing jazz for your whole weekend!
SO WHAT: The Chris Greene Quartet, which features Steve Corley on drums, Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards, Marc Piane on acoustic and electric basses, and of course the magnificent Chris Greene on saxophone, have been highlights of Chicago’s jazz scene for quite some time! The CGQ lineup has mostly been consistent throughout the years, allowing them to nurture a connectivity among the players that results in an incredible and cohesive jazz band. While honoring a traditional jazz sound, the CGQ also blends elements of funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues, and reggae, into their diverse sets!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $25 for GA and $35 for VIP

Buddy Guy and Special Guests @ Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S Wabash Ave, Friday & Sunday 7:30pm, Saturday 9:00pm and 9:30pm, 21+
WHAT: Experience one of the great musicians of all time performing live!
SO WHAT: Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy is back for 16 electrifying shows over the next four weekends at Buddy Guy’s Legends. He’ll be performing with 15 amazing musicians including Bobby Rush, Robert Fetzer, Kingfish, Demetria Taylor and more!
NOW  WHAT: Tickets are $55 for each show! Friday and Saturday are currently sold out! Don’t miss out on tickets for Thursday and Sunday!


Juliana Hatfield / The Sunshine Boys @ SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, 8:00pm,
WHAT: An excellent show at a wonderful venue
SO WHAT: Juliana Hatfield and her band will be stopping by Evanston SPACE to perform some fan favorites from her solo catalog and most recent album Weird, along with select covers from the recent Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police. Opening the night will be The Sunshine Boys featuring the talents of Freda Love Smith of Blake Babies, Dag Juhlin of Poi Dog Pondering and Jacqueline Schimmel of Big Hello!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $25 for this great night!

Nerdlesque @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl, 8:30pm, 21+
Indulge both your nerdy and your naughty sides with Nerd-Lesque at HQ with talent from Bim Bam Boom!
SO WHAT: From Harley Quinn and Catwoman to Poison Ivy and a number of other femme fatales of the nerd-world, this show offers an opportunity to see them like never before. The Lower Level of Headquarters welcomes these characters and more perform in this fun and tantalizing burlesque show!
NOW WHAT: Head out to Headquarters get your weekend started with some nerdy fun!


Mandy Metal Movie Night @ The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, 10:00pm
WHAT: Movie madness, pure and simple
SO WHAT: The Music Box Theatre and Metal Movie Nights presents two nights of the audacious and insane Mandy! The film starring Nicolas Cage is such a strange experience that only a metal midnight screening could satisfy fans. The party will kick off both nights at 10pm with music in the Music Box Lounge. On Friday the 17th the music for the party will be a curated playlist while on Saturday the 18th Metal Vinyl Weekend will be supplying the jams as usual. There will also be a block of music videos prior to the screenings both nights to set the mood, including one from the gracious Oozing Wound!
NOW WHAT: Movie starts at midnight! Tickets are $9!


Sawyer Fredericks @ City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St,, 5:00pm
WHAT: A winner of The Voice stopping by City Winery!
SO WHAT: Four years ago, Sawyer Fredericks was the winner of The Voice and he has been rolling along quite well thanks to that initial success. The now 20 year-old Fredericks (that’s right, he was 16 when he won) has been crafting songs that blend country, rock, folk, and heavy doses of the blues. Fredericks’ 2018 album Hide Your Ghost shows off his sound the best, letting his true voice shine through.  With a new album on the way, this is the perfect time to catch him performing live!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $22 for reserved seats, $25 for premiere spots, $28 for front premiere, $32 for VIP!


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