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MusicLil B the Based God Lil B's slurred freestyles demand to be judged by standards all their own: though he's far from a master technician, there's something hypnotic about his druggy delivery, and it's weirdly compelling that he only raps about getting high, the ladies who give him blow jobs despite his addiction to skinny jeans, and the extent of his "swag." Phil Ade, Black Orchard, the Basix, Rockie Fresh, Vyle, SG, and Prez open.
Dinner: Chicago Diner offers creative veggie, vegan, and gluten-free dishes in a comfortable space lined with old-fashioned wooden booths.
3411 N. Halsted St., 773-935-6696, veggiediner.com
Show: Monarch There are at least a couple active bands called Monarch (which is why you sometimes see an exclamation point after this one's name), but if you like it sludgy and heavy, this four-piece from the south of France is the one you want. Indian headlines; Monarch and Rabid Rabbit open.
9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $10.
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: Joost Buis, Edoardo Marraffa, Alberto Braida Trombonist Joost Buis, saxophonist Edoardo Marraffa, and pianist Alberto Braida—all in town for the Umbrella Music Festival—play a prefestival gig with two locals, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Mike Reed.
10 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, 773-935-2118, donation requested.
Dinner: Turquoise Cafe Prices at this Roscoe Village Turkish restaurant are a little higher than at many ethnic places. But dishes like the sogurme (smoked chunks of eggplant in creamy yogurt with lots of garlic), seafood salad, and the house salad (a piquant medley of red cabbage, arugula, red onion, and romaine lettuce in a lemon herb dressing) are worth a little extra.
2147 W. Roscoe St., 773-549-3523, turquoisedining.com
Show: Intolerance Made in 1916 and still ahead of the times, D.W. Griffith's magnificent epic intercuts four stories set in four different periods—an experiment with cinematic time and space that even the avant-garde has only recently begun to absorb.
Dinner: La Petite Folie Michael and Mary Mastricola, both former U. of C. students and longtime Hyde Park residents, decamped to Paris in the mid-90s so Mary could attend the Cordon Bleu cooking school, then returned to Chicago to open this charming restaurant serving spectacular baguettes and a wide range of French classics with a menu that changes frequently.
1504 E. 55th St., 773-493-1394, lapetitefolie.com
Show: The Seagull As Stanislavsky knew and this beautifully acted Robert Falls production at Goodman Theatre production demonstrates, when performed without histrionics, nobody's plays are more moving than Chekhov's.
Dinner: Henri "Dover sole meunière, the dish that made Julia Child fall in love with France, is a crispy, perfectly browned if fat fillet with a supertart sauce of lemon, butter, and capers; it comes with a side of simple buttered baby vegetables," writes Mike Sula.
18 S. Michigan Ave., 312-578-0763, henrichicago.com