Chicago Scene: 16-23, 2017

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, September 16th 2017

3:00PM-4:30PM at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook IL, 847.272.6224 (Free)
Sound Exploration Series
Rafael Toral, Tim Daisy, Mars Williams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, with Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell, Ches Smith

Sunday, September 17th 2017

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Roebke Quartet with Ben Lamar Gay, Greg Ward, Mikel Patrick Avery

Monday, September 18th 2017

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Nicole Mitchell, Ballaké Sissoko

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

5:30PM-8:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project

Thursday, September 21st 2017

6:00PM at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan (Free with museum admission)
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by George Lewis

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jason Roebke Solo
Ken Vandermark, Kenton Loewen
Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle, Kenton Loewen

Friday, September 22nd 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

2017 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
1:00PM-2:00PM Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die
3:45PM-4:45PM Ari Brown Quartet featuring Oliver Lake
4:30PM-5:30PM Nick Mazzarella, Tomeka Reid
5:00PM-6:00PM Amina Claudine Myers Solo
3:00PM-4:00PM Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako*Chicago Sound System
5:45PM-6:45PM Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako*Chicago Sound System
6:30PM-7:30PM Ben Goldberg Solo — Learned From Thelonious Monk
9:30PM-10:30PM Andrew Cyrille, Bill McHenry

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