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Show: Bob Log III One-man band and Doo Rag veteran Bob Log III released his fourth solo album, My Shit Is Perfect, last year," writes Monica Kendrick. "Like its predecessors, it's full of primal, sweaty, riff-and-rhythm-driven garage blues, with fuzzy slide guitar oozing all over the place like a huge grabby radioactive slug."
Dinner: A la Turka Turkish Kitchen The food is traditional too: zucchini pancakes, phyllo pies, and Turkish "ravioli" (manti) are hearty Turkish versions of the standards. Entrees like a a mixed-grill platter of tender lamb, beef, and chicken come with plenty of dill yogurt for dipping.
3134 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-935-6101, alaturkachicago.com
Show: The Last Mistress It's characteristic of the virtues and limitations of French sexual provocateur Catherine Breillat (Romance, Anatomy of Hell) that they usually derive from the same source—the fearless determination to skirt the borders of camp.
Dinner: The Purple Pig Snout-to-tail cooking is the name of the game at The Purple Pig, a convivial take on an Italian enoteca from Scott Harris (Mia Francesca), Jimmy Bannos Sr. (Heaven on Seven), and chef Jimmy Bannos Jr., who honed his skills at Mario Batali's New York restaurants.
500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744, thepurplepigchicago.com
Show: Chicago Human Rhythm Project Wednesday's lineup is heavy on tap veterans like Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Sam Weber, and CHRP founder Lane Alexander.
Dinner: Silver Spoon "is one of a handful of local restaurants that will honor requests from non-Thais for food made 'pet-pet,' or Thai spicy," writes Mike Sula.
710 N. Rush St., 312-944-7100
Show: Moving Architects The contemporary dance company the Moving Architects will perform their critically acclaimed piece "Sacred Spaces" for free in Welles Park on Wednesday and Friday.
4 pm, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside, free
Dinner: LM Le Restaurant New contemporary French restaurant in the space that was most recently Tallulah; the chef is Brad Phillips (Blackbird, NoMi).
4539 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-942-7585, lmrestaurant.com