Entertainment briefs: Dinner specials, The Shades and JORDY on tour
Pop singer JORDY -- Jordy Shulman to his fellow Glenbrook North grads -- just announced his hometown return when his "Mind Games Tour" kicks off this fall. The Northbrook native said he was destined to perform when he first saw a show as a child. "I just remember having this feeling in my gut when I was really young seeing people on stage and just knowing that was what I wanted to do," he recalled. "I remember telling my parents I want to do that." Propelled by the blowup of his song "Long Distance" online earlier this year, JORDY is riding a pretty hefty body of catchy yet heartfelt work to Chicago's Lincoln Hall where he headlines this November, joined by good friend and collaborator OSTON.
9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Saturday, Nov. 27, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$19; tickets are in presale now with the code POPBOY at lh-st.com.
MadKap Productions and Orchard Street Productions present "Cooking With Bubbie," a musical by Jay Kholos featuring quintessential Jewish grandmother and TV personality Bubbie hosting a combination cooking show and variety hour. Jan Slavin and Carla Gordon alternate in the titular role.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday through Aug. 22 at 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. $45, $38 for seniors. COVID-19 precautions limit theater capacity to 50 people. Other precautions may be in place. (847) 677-7761 or skokietheatre.org.
Nando's honors Mandela
Nando's PERi-PERi, which opened its first location in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is honoring late South African leader and activist Nelson Mandela on what would have been his birthday -- Sunday, July 18. For 67 minutes -- from noon to 1:07 p.m. Sunday -- Nando's will be giving away a free flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken leg or breast meal to anyone who brings in a nonperishable food item to be donated to Inspiration Kitchens in Chicago.
Nando's PERi-PERi is at Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie; also in Naperville, Oak Brook, Chicago and Oak Park. nandosperiperi.com/.
Summer wine dinner
Learn all you can about Duckhorn Vineyards when Wildfire hosts a five-course Duckhorn wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in Glenview; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in Lincolnshire; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, in Oak Brook. The $125 per person dinner starts with lobster dumplings and mini bison meatballs Wellington paired with Duckhorn Vineyards sauvignon blanc, Napa Valley '20, before moving on to pan-seared flounder paired with Duckhorn Vineyards Chardonnay, Napa Valley '18. Then comes mushroom and taleggio agnolotti (braised short rib, brown butter, applewood-smoked bacon and pecorino Romano) paired with Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley '17. The third course includes artisan cheeses paired with Paraduxx, Napa Valley '18, before a dessert of caramel peach crepes paired with Calera Viognier Doux, Mt. Harlan '17. Reservations are required.
Wildfire is at 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; and 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; wildfirerestaurant.com/.
Shades on stage
The Shades -- Buffalo Grove brothers Phil and Mark Jacobson and Chicago artist Andrew DeMuro, whom fans may recognize from season 11 of NBC's "The Voice" -- know their way around three-part harmonies. Armed with acoustic guitars and a friendly Americana charm, the band's new single and video "Running" showcases the fun, folksy style they add to their tight musical arrangements. Fans can hear that, along with other favorites, when The Shades plays City Winery this weekend, paired with up-and-coming Chicago comedian Tommy Schneeman, who has appeared regularly at Zanies, The Laugh Factory, Chicago Improv and more on our comedy scene.
7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) Thursday, July 22, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $15-$28; (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.