NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Thursday, December 5th 2019

7:00PM
at Some Like It Black, 810 E 43rd, 773.891.4866
  • Musicians Alliance Open Mic Hosted by Chuckaluck
9:00PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)

Friday, December 6th 2019

6:30PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10 suggested donation)
  • SAIC Student Showcase: Now That's What I Call Realtime
  • Angelina Almukhametova, Xizi "Cecilia" Hua, Emilia Vidal-Hallett, Ilai Gilbert, Isa Foti, Kalan Strauss, Kin Lam Lam, Maryam Faridani, Max Reber, Harrison & Parker, Sarah Cribbs, Winnie Hsu, Yshao Lin
7:30PM
at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($15)
  • Grossman Ensemble with Michael Lewanski — music by Tania León, Anthony Cheung, Will Myers, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang
8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
  • Kitt Lyles's Real Talk Collective, with Emily Kuhn, Roy McGrath, Chris Shuttleworth, Erik Skov, Joaquin Garcia, Gustavo Cortiñas, special guests Mercedes Inez Martinez, Irekani Ferreyra, Yuri Hevia
9:00PM
at the Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W Hubbard (Donation)
  • Let's Get Lost
  • Andrew Distel Quartet with Tom Vaitsas, Ashley Summers, Chris Baker
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
10:30PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
  • Bowmanville

Saturday, December 7th 2019

1:30AM-3:45AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Late Night on Friday
  • After-Hours Jazz Jam Session hosted by The Green Mill Quartet : Eric Schneider, Dennis Luxion, Steven Hashimoto, Rick Shandling
7:30PM-9:00PM
at Narloch Piano Studio, 4636 N Francisco, 262.565.8896
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
10:30PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)

Sunday, December 8th 2019

12:00PM-6:00PM
at Twisted Hippo, 2925 W Montrose, 708.8HIPPO8 ($5 suggested donation, or pay what you can) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Experimental Holiday Market by ESS
  • Experimental Holiday Market featuring some of the Midwest's finest instrument makers, record labels, audio equipment purveyors, and craftspeople
1:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($25)
  • EVOLution: The Healing Art's Movement
  • Sono Geometry Experience : Shannon Harris, Rod Echols, Vandorn Hinnant
4:00PM
at the Glenwood, 6962 N Glenwood, 773.764.7363
8:00PM
at the Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W Hubbard (Donation)
  • Ethan Philion with Russ Johnson, Gomeh Barak, Norman Palm, Brendan Whalen, Rajiv Halim, Geof Bradfield, Max Bessesen, Julius Tucker, Greg Artry — music of Charles Mingus
8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
  • New Music//New Film Collaborative — music by Mary Kouyoumdjian, David Clay Mettens, Daniel Pesca, Leaha Maria Villarreal, Kirsten Volness, video by XUAN
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)

Monday, December 9th 2019

7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
9:00PM
at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
9:30PM
at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)

Tuesday, December 10th 2019

7:00PM
at Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, 2330 N Halsted ($30-$20)
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Tuesday Night Fellowship
9:00PM
at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
  • LSP Grotesque : Jeff Swanson, Andrew Lawrence, Juan Pastor

Wednesday, December 11th 2019

7:00PM
at the Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N Halsted ($27)
8:30PM
at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
9:00PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 (Free)
9:00PM
at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)

Thursday, December 12th 2019

7:00PM
at Some Like It Black, 810 E 43rd, 773.891.4866
  • Musicians Alliance Open Mic Hosted by Chuckaluck
7:30PM
at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan ($25-$15)
  • Roscoe Mitchell and Moor Mother
8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$5)
8:30PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($20) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Thurston Moore Group
  • Devin Brahja Waldman
9:00PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
  • Rami Gabriel's Arabic Blues Trio
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
  • Freedom From and Freedom To : 2nd Edition
  • Cristal Sabbagh, with performers TBA
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Junegrass
  • Cam's Jams

Friday, December 13th 2019

9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($20) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Thurston Moore Group
  • Devin Brahja Waldman

Saturday, December 14th 2019

1:30AM-3:45AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Late Night on Friday
  • After-Hours Jazz Jam Session hosted by The Green Mill Quartet : Eric Schneider, Dennis Luxion, Steven Hashimoto, Rick Shandling
7:30PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
8:00PM
at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
  • Catherine Lamb, Rebecca Lane
8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($17-$15)
  • Xylouris White
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)

Sunday, December 15th 2019

8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
  • a•pe•ri•od•ic (42)
  • music by Michael Pisaro, Billie Howard, Kenn Kumpf, Nomi Epstein — Album release
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)

Monday, December 16th 2019

7:30PM
at the Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln, 773.769.3999 ($20-$12)
  • Inner Worlds
  • Marianne Parker, Amy Wurtz — music by Vivian Fung, Lois Vierk, Tzenka Dianova, Pierce Gradone, Jeff Kowalkowski, Sara Orlinksy
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
9:00PM
at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
9:30PM
at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)

Tuesday, December 17th 2019

9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Tuesday Night Fellowship
9:00PM
at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Isaiah Spencer Collective with King Hippo

Wednesday, December 18th 2019

8:00PM
at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527
  • Impro Jam Series
8:30PM
at the Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W Hubbard
  • Michael Nearpass's Large Ensemble, with Brent Griffin, Artie Black, Hunter Diamond, Dustin Laurenzi, Alex Blomarz, John Moore, Drew Hansen, Chad McCullough, Luke Malewicz, Josh Torrey, Carl Kennedy, Katie Ernst, Clif Wallace — Duke Ellington's interpretations of "The Nutcracker"

Thursday, December 19th 2019

12:00PM
at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • James Donahue, Young-Hee Park — music by Timothy McCormack, Toshio Hosokawa, Ata Ghavidel, Xingzimin Pan, Kevin Clark, Amanda Harberg
7:00PM
at Some Like It Black, 810 E 43rd, 773.891.4866
  • Musicians Alliance Open Mic Hosted by Chuckaluck
8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
9:00PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
  • Tim Stine Quartet presents A Charlie Brown Christmas
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • NIIKA
  • Caroline Campbell
  • Yadda Yadda

Friday, December 20th 2019

8:30PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
  • Mad Hearts
8:30PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die — Record release
  • Ben LaMar Gay Quartet
9:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
  • The Bread and Butter Band
10:30PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
  • Macrame Brass

Saturday, December 21st 2019

1:30AM-3:45AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Late Night on Friday
  • After-Hours Jazz Jam Session hosted by The Green Mill Quartet : Eric Schneider, Dennis Luxion, Steven Hashimoto, Rick Shandling
8:00PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

8:00PM
at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)

Monday, December 23rd 2019

9:30PM
at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)

Friday, December 27th 2019

9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($20)
10:30PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)

Saturday, December 28th 2019

1:30AM-3:45AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)
  • Late Night on Friday
  • After-Hours Jazz Jam Session hosted by The Green Mill Quartet : Eric Schneider, Dennis Luxion, Steven Hashimoto, Rick Shandling
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($20)
9:00PM
at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
11:00PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)

Sunday, December 29th 2019

7:30PM
at Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($32-$60)
  • Sleep
  • Circuit des Yeux
8:00PM
at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
  • BYZMUTi
  • Loona Dae

Monday, December 30th 2019

7:30PM
at Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($32-$60)
9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616

Tuesday, December 31st 2019

3:00PM
at the May Chapel in Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood ($20)
  • Kinobe
9:00PM
at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
  • MOCREP
9:00PM
at Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($50-$80)
  • Sleep
  • Big Business
10:30PM
at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($10)
  • Joel Paterson's Modern Sounds

Wednesday, January 1st 2020

8:00PM
at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527
  • Impro Jam Series

Monday, January 6th 2020

9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
  • Strange Winds : Alexander Massa with Hunter Diamond, Brian Seyler, Zach Good, Gerald Bailey, guests
  • Alexander Massa Trio +1, with Anton Hatwich, Isaiah Spencer, guest Dave Miller

Tuesday, January 7th 2020

9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)

Thursday, January 9th 2020

9:00PM
at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
  • Norman Long, Sara Zalek
  • Jake Wark, Jakob Heinemann, Bill Harris

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