Bill Callahan, it's been too long. According to the folks at Drag City, the lo-fi singer-songwriter—whom you might know by his former musical moniker, Smog—hasn't played a show in the U.S. since the summer of 2011. Catch his set at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
At the Harold Washington Library Center, historians Timuel D. Black, Linda Johnson Rice, and Adam Green discuss the Great Migration, the movement of African-American citizens from southern rural areas to cities across the country.
Abandon your regular lunchtime smoke break, nap, or illicit tryst for something a bit classier. Join the Chicago Chamber Musicians as they present First Monday at the Chicago Cultural Center, a monthly lunch-hour concert series.
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