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Go west, young men and women, for West Fest (Chicago between Damen and Wood), which returns today with a weekend lineup that features postrock godfathers Tortoise headlining the main stage tonight; there's also a DJ stage spinning Chicago house.
The first annual Windy City Smokeout in River North continues, serving up live country music, beer, and barbecue from Smoque, Lillie's Q, Bub City, and circuit champ Myron Mixon. Napkins highly recommended.
Jerry's in Wicker Park celebrates its sixth anniversary this weekend the way all six-year-olds do: with live music and rare beers from Haymarket, Solemn Oath, Dogfish Head, and more. Roommate and others perform.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.