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Show: Hedwig Dances "Choreographer Jan Bartoszek has always had a knack for the telling gesture, and telling gestures pervade Dance of Forgotten Steps, receiving its world premiere this weekend as part of a 25th anniversary celebration for Bartoszek's company, Hedwig Dances," writes Laura Molzahn.
8pm, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., 312-369-6600, $24-$28.
Dinner: Chicago Curry House, featuring a huge selection of familiar northern Indian dishes and a handful of Nepalese specialties, which emphasize ginger and garlic over the chiles and dairy of the more southerly regions.
899 S. Plymouth Ct., 312-362-9999
Show: Hannibal Burress, who’s writing this season for SNL, tours as a headliner and is slated to appear in the Awkward Kings of Comedy stand-up special on Comedy Central next month—impressive, given that only a few years ago he was trotting around the city performing at any open mike or showcase that would have him. "Slowly but surely, Buress is becoming a star," writes Steve Heisler.
8:30pm, Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 312-337-4027, $23 + two-item minimum
Dinner: Salpicon "In 1995 Priscila Satkoff was one of the first Topolobampo/Frontera graduates to strike out on her own, and the continued success of Salpicon is as much a credit to her skills as it is to the enduring power of Rick Bayless’s tireless advocacy for authentic Mexican cuisine," writes Mike Sula.
1252 N. Wells St., 312-988-7811
Show: Box Elders "Their playfully charged songs—drummer/organist Dave Goldberg has a knack for attacking the beat without being hamfisted about it—feel like contemporary reinterpretations of 60s surf soundtracks," writes Brian Costello.
8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $15.
Dinner: Revolution Brewing Legions of beer geeks waited longingly through the epic struggle by Handlebar principal Josh Deth to open Logan Square's Revolution Brewing, and now that the taps are flowing they're draining the house brews faster than brewer Jim Cibak can produce them.
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-2739
Show: Anecdate our unattached storytellers share anecdotes about their dating misadventures and audience members swap their own woeful tales at this event hosted by Nerds at Heart and 2nd Story.
7-10pm, Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-348-9600, $20-$25
Dinner: Pizza Rustica Every Italian restaurant likes to think that its food is the real thing. Pizza Rustica's just may be.
3913 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-404-8955