Dinner & a Show: Tuesday 9/14 | Bleader

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Show: Corridors New York sound artist Byron Westbrook has worked with Rhys Chatham and Phill Niblock, and like them he explores sound as a physical force. His new self-titled album as Corridors is a document of his live performances, where he plays heavily processed snippets of trumpet, organ, viola, and guitar feedback through four to eight channels simultaneously. "While the CD already suggests an immersive, shifting ambience, hearing those sounds spread around in the intimate Enemy space should greatly heighten their physical effect," writes Peter Margasak.

9 PM, Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee, third floor, enemysound.com, donation requested.

Dinner: Lokal At this slick Wicker Park restaurant and lounge, the menu features potato pierogi, golabki, borscht, kielbasa, and a few items you probably wouldn't recognize if you didn't grow up with a babcia cooking for you. It just happens to be radically different Polish food from the heavy, homey—but let's face it, bland—traditional stuff.

1904 W. North Ave., 773-904-8113, lokalchicago.com

Lit & Lectures

Show: The Rescue of Hans Fallada Melville House Publishing's Dennis Loy Johnson discusses the work of brilliant German writer Hans Fallada (1893-1947), whose novels (Every Man Dies Alone, The Drinker et al) MHP has rereleased in English translation.

6 pm, Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., suite 200, 312-263-0472, goethe.de, free, RSVP requested

Dinner: Carson's Restaurant "With the smiley-face yellow of its logo, mansard roof, and funky stucco exterior, Carson’s would make a good setting for an episode of That 70s Show. But let’s face it, you don’t go to Carson’s for the decor. You go for the meat, and they got it, baby, along with some surprisingly good seafood (notably, the shrimp de jonghe and tasty crab cakes)," writes David Hammond. Part of our recent Chicago barbecue roundup.

612 N. Wells St., 312-280-9200, ribs.com


Show: Shadow of a Doubt Alfred Hitchcock's first indisputable masterpiece (1943). His discovery of darkness within the heart of small-town America remains one of his most harrowing films, a peek behind the facade of security that reveals loneliness, despair, and death.

6 pm, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2600, siskelfilmcenter.org

Dinner: Miller's Pub A Loop institution, open till 2 every night, Miller's claims to be world famous for its Canadian baby back ribs and prime rib of beef; it also serves sandwiches, salads, seafood, Greek and Italian dishes, and even breakfast (but not before 11 AM).

134 S. Wabash Ave., 312-263-4988, millerspub.com


Show: Obama’s Midterm Performance Chicago Tonight's Phil Ponce hosts a panel featuring Mary Mitchell (Sun-Times), Alden Loury (Chicago Reporter), Paul Green (Roosevelt University, WGN), and Dan Miller (Heartland Institute).

6 pm, Loyola University, Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson St., 15th floor, free

Dinner: Cape Cod Room Neither the menu nor the decor at this long-standing seafood restaurant has changed much since it opened in 1933. The rustic yet refined room inside the Drake Hotel still features red-checkered tablecloths, weather vanes, and stuffed fish. The menu includes standard appetizers like New England clam chowder, oysters Rockefeller, and raw oysters, along with the famous Bookbinder Red Snapper Soup served with a shot of sherry.

140 E. Walton St., 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com/dining_cape.html

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