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Benefits for Hurricane Katrina Surviviors

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Numerous live music and theater performances are being held in the Chicago area to raise money for survivors of the recent gulf coast catastrophe. Here are this week's benefit shows; see the roundup at www.chicagoreader.com for events taking place next week and beyond.

FRIDAY 23

Woodstock Katrina Relief Concert

NEAR GALT AIRPORT, 5112 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, 815-276-9006 or 815-861-5068

6:00 Neverly Brothers, Elevation (U2 tribute), Instant Karma, Midway Ramblers Cajun Band, Angie De Stefano, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute), American English (Beatles tribute), Amazing Kappa, New Invaders, Mark Staycer. See Fairs & Festivals for schedule. $20, children 12 and under $10; proceeds go to the Salvation Army. A

DANK Haus

4740 N. Western, 773-561-9181

7:00 Thomas Gunther Trio, Lesley Byers, Brienn Perry, Yoko Noge, Lisa Roti. $20; proceeds go to the American Red Cross. A

Sonotheque

1444 W. Chicago, 312-226-7600

9:00 DJs John Herndon, Joe Bryl, Dave Hoekstra, Paul Kahan, Donnie Madia, Charlie Cooper, and Kahil El'Zabar. $10; proceeds go to Direct Relief International.

Sound-Bar

226 W. Ontario, 312-787-4480

9:00 Terry Francis, Mazi. $20; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

SATURDAY 24

Woodstock Katrina Relief Concert

NEAR GALT AIRPORT, 5112 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, 815-276-9006 or 815-861-5068

9:00 AM Program runs through 1:00 AM Sunday morning and features Happy Jack (the Who tribute), Axis (Jimi Hendrix tribute), Metermaid, G-Man Blues, Rob Webster & Friends, Dag Juhlin, Stray Toasters, Venetian Red, Tall Grass Musicians, Sweet Pick, Malfunktion, Madvine, Upfest Morphing Jam Band, Problem Child (AC/DC tribute). See Fairs & Festivals for schedule. $20, children 12 and under $10; proceeds go to the Salvation Army. A

Margaret Whiting, Spider Saloff, Jeremy Kahn

Gene Siskel FIlm Center, 164 N. State, 847-998-0130 OR 312-846-2800

11:30 AM Program also features a screening of the 1941 film Blues in the Night. $20; proceeds go to a New Orleans musicians' relief fund. A

Sabre Room

8900 W. 95th, Hickory Hills, 847-529-5717 or 708-598-1200

5:00-11:00 Liverpool Legends, Stockwood (Beatles tributes), Tumbleweed (Eagles tribute), Ray Charles Experience. $20, children 12 and under $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross. A

MONDAY 26

Gin Mill

2642 N. Lincoln, 773-549-3232

10:00 Matthew Santos, Mark Minelli, Kent With Peoples. Donations and a percentage of liquor sales go to the American Red Cross.

TUESDAY 27

Fizz Bar & Grill

3220 N. Lincoln, 773-348-6000

7:00 Easy Tiger, Linus. $20; proceeds go to Noah's Wish for lost and abandoned pets.

THURSDAY 29

Choral Concert for Hurricane Katrina Relief

Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst, 630-617-3033

7:00 Chicago Children's Choir, Elmhurst College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Choir & Chamber Singers, Waubonsie Valley High School Show Choir & Chamber Singers, Wheeling High School New Dawn Show Choir & Madrigal Singers. $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

Smart Bar

3730 N. Clark, 773-549-4140 or 312-559-1212

10:00 Yard, Striz, SMC, Kate Simko, DJ Skinny, Jeekoos, Clinically Inclined DJs, Atomly. $8; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

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