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Benefits for Hurricane Survivors


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 for events taking place next week and beyond.


Anti-Cruelty Society Gala

Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle, 312-644-8338

6:00 Professor John, Anne Burnell & Mark Burnell, Take Two & others. $100; proceeds go to the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. All ages.

Uncommon Ground Cafe

3800 N. Clark, 773-929-3680

6:00 Jeff Libman & Brad Cole, Al Rose, Jennifer Boeder, Dayna Malow, Eric Chial, Rory Stitt & others. $20; proceeds go to Farm Aid's Family Farm Disaster Fund. All ages.

Dylan Lloyd Jr., Andrew McDonald & others

World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd, 773-779-7059

7:00 $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross. All ages.

Chevelle, Tap Root, Black Maria

Riviera Theater, 4746 N. Racine, 312-559-1212

7:30 $22.50; a portion of proceeds goes to the American Red Cross. All ages.


Episcopal CHurch of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester, 773-624-3185

8:00 $25, $15 for students; proceeds go to hurricane evacuees relocated to the Chicago area. All ages.

Sizzle on Broadway

6157 N. Broadway, 773-465-9500

10:00 Jackie Blue & others. Suggested donation $10; proceeds go to organizations to be determined.


Pontiac Cafe

1531 N. Damen, 773-252-7767

10:00 Guilt Association, Sol Reys, Naysayers. $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.


Metropolis Coffee Company

1039 W. Granville, 773-764-0400

Noon Jason Steele & Charles Gorsynski. Donations go to the American Red Cross. All ages.

St. James Cathedral Choir & Soloists

St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron, 312-751-6724

4:00 Bruce J. Barber II conducts music of Mozart and Bach. $10; proceeds go to Episcopal Relief and Development.

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