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Show: Small Black, Washed Out Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, makes silky synth-rock that's meaty enough for the club—dance music "for when you're too tired to dance, but not too wasted to hook up," writes Jessica Hopper. He opens for Small Black, a fellow artist in the loosely defined "chillwave" genre, which melds mid-90s tape-saturated indie pop with the electronic sounds that ruled 80s radio.
9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $8.
Dinner: Bob San Swanky sushi spot that's a haven for raw-fish connoisseurs and saketini swillers alike.
1805 W. Division St., 773-235-8888
Show: Design Revolution Road Show/Lecture School of the Art Institute grad Emily Pilloton discusses her new book Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People; 40 items from the book are on display in Millennium Park, 10am-4pm today and tomorrow.
6pm, School of the Art Institute, ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, 312-915-0061
Dinner: The Gage The extensive drinks list features specialty and vintage cocktails like the Champagne Charlie (champagne and Grand Marnier with a sugar cube soaked in blood orange bitters). The one-page menu has surprising breadth without seeming scattershot: there are half a dozen steaks and burgers alongside more unusual offerings like roast saddle of elk.
24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243
Show: Shopping for Fangs Like so many other indie releases of its time, this 1997 comedy is a knockoff of Pulp Fiction, with oddball characters, intersecting story lines, and plenty of B-movie flash. But it's got real energy, and its solid grounding in LA's Asian community gives the laughs a genuine cultural point of view. It screens as part of the Asian American Showcase.
8:30pm, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2600
Dinner: Bijan's Bistro This reincarnation of the venerable late-night hangout Bijan is amazingly unsullied by tourists. Regulars crowd around the gleaming mahogany bar, and Ralf, the courtly host, seems to know half the tables in the joint.
663 N. State St., 312-202-1904
Show: Shutter Island It begins as a variation on Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor (without the laughs) and eventually turns into something more like Hitchcock's Vertigo (without the glamour); what Scorsese brings to the table, having created more than his share of rascally villains, is a renewed sense of horror and despair at the power of evil.
6pm, 8:30pm, Logan, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-0628
Dinner: Longman & Eagle The food is executed by Jared Wentworth, who after decamping for Seattle from Andersonville's fish-centric Atlantique a few years back became yet another proponent of snout-to-tail eating. He seems as determined to ward off vegetarians and those of timid taste as he is to draw in fearless fellow chefs, who've taken advantage of the late hours to gather round the plates of onion-jelly-topped tall roasted marrow bones that fly out of the open galley.
2657 N. Kedzie, 773-276-7110