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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 16

Chicago Turkish Festival

Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark, 312-245-9805

Noon-2:00 Musicians from the Turkish Promotion Foundation. Donations will be forwarded to South Suburban PADS. All ages.

Dark Fog, Behold! the Living Corpse, Bloodyminded, Torso, Rotten Milk vs. Bubblegum Shitface

Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee (3rd Floor), 312-493-3657

9:00 Suggested donation $5; proceeds go to the American Red Cross. All ages.

The Note

1565 N. Milwaukee, 773-489-0011

10:00 Vessel, Voice of Addiction, Mojica & DJ Shon Dervis. $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

Schubas

3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508

10:00 Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ with Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, Skerik & DJ Cappo. $15; donations collected "will benefit musicians living in the New Orleans area."

Martyr's

3855 N. Lincoln, 773-404-9494 or 800-594-8499

10:00 Rebirth Brass Band, Drastics. $15; benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund.

SATURDAY 17

Chicago Turkish Festival

Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark, 312-245-9805

Noon-2:00 Musicians from the Turkish Promotion Foundation. Donations will be forwarded to South Suburban PADS. All ages.

Last Minute Music

Epiphany Community Garden, 211 N. Ashland, 312-243-4242

6:00 Donations of any amount at the door go to the U.S. Hurricane Fund of Episcopal Relief and Development.

Mike Bullock/Vic Rawlings/Mazen Kerbaj Trio, Pineapple, Brent Gutzeit/Jason Soliday/Jim Baker Trio, Quaker A/V

Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee (3rd Floor), 312-493-3657

9:00 Suggested donation $5; proceeds go to the American Red Cross. All ages.

Pop's Sports Club

803 Nerge, Roselle, 630-980-8484

9:00 Barely Standing. $5; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

SUNDAY 18

Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret

1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830

5:00 "Serving From the Heart" (singing waitstaff). $10; proceeds go to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

MONDAY 19

House of Blues

329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212

6:00 Dashboard Confessional. $30; proceeds go to Americares. All ages.

Gin Mill

2642 N. Lincoln, 773-549-3232

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

TUESDAY 20

Double Door

1572 N. Milwaukee, 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212

9:00 MWC, Outlaw Family Band, Robbie Fulks, Sexfist. $12; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

WEDNESDAY 21

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker, 312-332-2244

2:00 Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves in a dress rehearsal of Bizet's Carmen. $50-$200; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

ComedySportz Theatre Chicago

2851 N. Halsted, 773-549-8080

8:00 Donations of any amount will go to ComedySportz Theatre New Orleans.

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