Weekend picks: Dive into the music at Logan Center Blues Festival

 

By Scott C. Morgan

smorgan@dailyherald.com

Posted10/21/2018 7:23 AM
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  • Charlie Musselwhite performs as part of the Logan Center Blues Festival at the University of Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 28.

    Charlie Musselwhite performs as part of the Logan Center Blues Festival at the University of Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 28. Associated Press, 2018

Southside blues

The Logan Center Blues Festival features seminars and concerts featuring Chris Thomas King, Ruthie Foster, Charlie Musselwhite and more this weekend at the Logan Center for the Performing Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago. $15-$25 general admission; $35 evening concerts. (773) 702-2787 or loganbluesfest.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Before the slopes

Winter recreation enthusiasts won't want to miss meeting up with retailers, resort representatives and more at the 2018 Windy City Ski & Snowboard Show this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12. (847) 303-4100 or windycityskiandsnowboardshow.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Autumn rides

The Pumpkin Trolley takes participants to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin or two at the Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. La Fox St., South Elgin. $5; $3 for seniors; and $2 for kids 3-11. (847) 697-4676 or foxtrolley.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Callas' 'Class'

TimeLine Theatre ensemble member Janet Ulrich Books stars as opera diva Maria Callas in the company's revival of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play, which was inspired by master classes Callas conducted at The Juilliard School in 1971. Ostensibly there to coach the next generation of opera professionals, Callas instead reminisces about her past successes and failures in McNally's play with music, directed by Nick Bowling with music direction from Doug Peck. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21; and Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23-24, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, Oct. 25. $27.50-$56.50. (773) 327-5252 or timelinetheatre.com.

Being black

Two African-American teens -- one a street-wise kid from Baltimore and the other a prep-school kid from one of its affluent suburbs -- find themselves in a holding cell in Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's "Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies." First Floor Theater stages the Chicago-area premiere of Chisholm's social commentary in which one of the teens instructs the other on how to reclaim his "blackness." 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21; and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Wednesday, Oct. 24. $8-$25. See firstfloortheater.com.

Gourds on the go

Games, pumpkin-carving competitions, bounce times and more are a part of the Glen Ellyn Park District Pumpkin Flotilla Fest at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Free admission, but fees for some activities. (630) 858-2462 or gepark.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Chicago Baer

Chicago a cappella teams with WTTW's celebrated Windy City documentarian for the two remaining concerts of "Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer" this weekend at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $35-$43; $32 seniors. (773) 281-7820 or chicagoacappella.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Naperville

Carpenters tribute

Celebrate the music of The Carpenters when the tribute show "Close to You" plays at the Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $30-$35; $29-$34 seniors. $10 kids. (847) 543-2300 or jlcenter.clcillinois.edu. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

So long, Astoria!

In 2003, the Indiana-born pop-punk band The Ataris released "So Long, Astoria" (a song packed with references to "The Goonies") on the breakout album of the same name. The band is celebrating the 15th anniversary of that nostalgia-laced, emo-punk classic with a show at Bottom Lounge, featuring Chicago's own Guardrail and Bury Me in Lights, a hard-rocking alternative band with roots in the western suburbs. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Concert highlights

Folk Concert featuring Brooks Williams: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake. $18, seniors $15, Folk Club members $13. villageofgrayslake.com.

Decent Criminal, Western Settings, Johnny Automatic: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Canyon City, The Most Low, Yeah Yeah Man, Mayor's Kids: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $8-$12. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Hellogoodbye, Family of Geniuses, Suburban Living: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $18. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Paul Anka Sings Sinatra: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $55-$150. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Phil Collins "Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour": 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago. Tickets start at $182. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

Fleurie, Dear Rouge, Phangs: 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$13. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Pet Symmetry, Lifted Bells, The Firewood Project, What Gives: 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 654-3971 or sleeping-village.com.

Paul Anka Sings Sinatra: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $55-$150. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

An Evening with Pete Yorn -- "You & Me Solo Acoustic Tour": 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $35-$285. (773) 929-5959 or parkwestchicago.com.

Desert Noises, Morning Teleportation, Con Davison: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

David Paige: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Miller's Ale House, 1300 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 598-1090 or millersalehouse.com.

Roo Panes, Frances Luke Accord: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $18-$20. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Mikaela Davis "Delivery Tour," Gia Margaret: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Revolt Coda, Dead Lucid, Casserole: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Burlington, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (773) 384-3243 or theburlingtonbar.com.

Hoodie Allen, Gianni & Kyle: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $30. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Jake Owen "Life's Whatcha Make It Tour" with David Lee Murphy, Morgan Wallen: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Sears Centre, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $29.95-$60; $93-$108 for platinum package; parking is $20. (847) 649-2222 or searscentre.com.

Cub Sport, Capital Soirée, Earthgrazer: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Subterannean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Rebel Soul Revival: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

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