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Show: Damien Jurado The veteran Seattle singer-songwriter performs in support of the new Saint Bartlett. "Haunting and somber, it flirts with an expansive, echoing sound, as if parts of it were recorded in a grain silo, and each song seems to be trying to out-heartache the one that came before it," writes Kevin Warwick.
7 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, schubas.com, $14
Dinner: Julius Meinl A classy place for those of moderate means, this is the first American outpost for Viennese coffee purveyor Julius Meinl. The coffee is made from beans roasted in Austria; strong but not acidic, it's superb.
3601 N. Southport Ave., 773-868-1857, www.meinl.com/northamerica/home.html
Show: Golden Filter, The Hundred in the Hands Male-female duo the Hundred in the Hands, whose debut EP combines summer-breeze pop with Brooklyn blogbeat, open for electro-pop act Golden Filter.
Dinner: Kasia's Deli has been a Ukie Village landmark for 27 years, and owner Kazimiera Bober has proudly served her pierogi and galompki (cabbage rolls) to presidents (Clinton), mayors (Daley) and domestic divas (Martha Stewart).
2101 W. Chicago Ave., 773-486-7500, kasiasdeli.com
Show: Dave Holland Quintet The quintet led by bassist Dave Holland has been one of the most distinctive bands in jazz for nearly three decades, despite several changes in personnel—his elegantly knotty and densely contrapuntal compositions, anchored by his shapely, pulsing bass lines, frame inside-outside improvisation from the group's consistently great soloists.
Dinner: Chicago Curry House An efficient way to sample the rest of the Nepalese offerings is by way of two thali samplers, one vegetarian, the other featuring bone-in goat and chicken curries. Both curries give off some admirable radiant heat above the milder vegetables and legumes—excepting the potato, black-eyed pea, and bamboo shoot aloo tama bodi, which eclipses the milder but still flavorful yellow lentil dal, gingery potatoes, cuminy spinach, and cauliflower.
899 S. Plymouth Ct., 312-362-9999, curryhouseonline.com
Show: October Country Documentary maker Michael Palmieri and photographer Donal Mosher collaborated on this grimly sympathetic movie about Mosher's down-and-out family in upstate New York. Most of the family members are self-conscious enough to realize they’re trapped in cycles of poverty, spousal abuse, and unplanned pregnancy. That doesn't mean they're self-disciplined enough to escape, though, and their perception only makes their working-class misery more acute.
Dinner: Xoco There is nothing like Xoco’s jamon torta, griddled flat and layered with La Quercia prosciutto, seasonally variable organic Wisconsin cheddar, black beans, avocado, and chipotle mustard.
449 N. Clark St., 312-334-3688, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco.html
Show: Metropolis Containing 25 minutes of previously lost footage that brings the movie back within eight minutes of its running time at its German premiere, this will probably wind up being the standard version. As the most complete representation of Lang's original vision, it's a masterpiece by any measure.
Dinner: Lips Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar This ambitious if oddly named sushi place in the old Once Upon a Thai space offers a variety of specialty maki, nigiri, and sashimi, plus entrees ranging from broiled eel to grilled sirloin and rack of lamb.
3705 N. Southport Ave., 773-248-5477