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Show: King Louie's Missing Monuments In the secret history of contemporary rock 'n' roll, King Louie Bankston of Harahan, Louisiana, is as unsung as they come. He's been in dozens of groups, including the influential Persuaders, but everywhere he goes he takes his soft spot for rough-jangled, southern-twangy power pop—and that love takes center stage in his latest band, the Missing Monuments. Lover! headlines.
Dinner: Jane's inhabits a cozy converted house in Bucktown. The reasonably priced Cal-American fare is innovative, eclectic, and especially friendly to vegetarians.
1653 W. Cortland St., 773-862-5263, janesrestaurant.com
Show: Budos Band Despite their best intentions, Budos Band are unmistakable. The Brooklyn tentet set out to make III (Daptone), for reasons known only to them, a psychedelic doom album, but fortunately what came out the other end was another totally sweltering album of tight instrumentals with funk horn arrangements that flirt with Afrobeat and honor myriad American R & B styles, from Stax to Muscle Shoals to the JB's.
6:30 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Michigan and Randolph, 312-742-1168, free
Dinner: The Gage Across the street from Millennium Park, the Gage draws swarms of tourists and suits alike, and the restored ceiling and decorative tile only amplify the din. But if you can tolerate the noise, you'll find some superb dishes.
24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243, thegagechicago.com
Show: The Law Highly enjoyable Italian fluff (1959) by Jules Dassin, the blacklisted American director (Thieves' Highway, Night and the City) who revived his career with multiple box office hits in Europe (Rififi, Never on Sunday, Topkapi).
Dinner: Roof From its opening, SRO crowds have been lining up to get onto the glass-walled patio of Roof, the industrial-sleek black-and-gray lounge on the 27th floor of the new Wit Hotel.
201 N. State St., 312-239-9501, thewithotel.com/the-attractions/roof.cfm
Show: Cyrus If you've been wondering what would happen when the mumblecore filmmakers matriculated into the commercial mainstream, wonder no more: this Fox Searchlight comedy by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (Baghead, The Puffy Chair) gains immeasurably from its talented big-name actors but preserves the brothers' unadorned storytelling and assured characterization.
4:10 pm, 7:30 pm, 10:15 pm, Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark St., 773-509-4949
Dinner: Chilam Balam Twenty-three-year-old Chuy Valencia is only the latest—and possibly the youngest—graduate of the School of Bayless to come out of the Frontera/Topolobampo kitchens and stake his own claim.
3023 N. Broadway, 773-296-6901, chilambalamchicago.com