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SMOD, a Malian band that blends traditional music with contemporary sounds, plays a free show at the Pritzker Pavilion as part of Millennium Park's Downtown Sound music series. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem opens.
You can hear more world music at the Empty Bottle, where Philadelphia's Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang—reminiscent of "the bubbly, plasticized aesthetic of the worldbeat era," according to Peter Margasak—will perform alongside Natural Information Society and Jamaican Queens.
The Park Schreck Gallery in Wicker Park hosts the exhibit "Into the Void," featuring work from painter Steve Amos.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.