Chicago Scene: August 25 – September 1, 2018

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

Saturday, August 25th 2018

4:00PM-11:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Dog/Day #1
6:00PM James Brandon Lewis with Ben Lamar Gay, Kent Kessler, Avreeayl Ra
7:15PM mystery set
7:30PM Josh Berman, Jason Roebke, Michael Vatcher
9:00PM Craig Taborn

4:30PM-11:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Dog/Day #1
7:00PM Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things

Sunday, August 26th 2018

5:00PM-8:30PM at Links Hall, 3111 N Western (Free)
Dog/Day #2
5:00PM Jazz Links: Aaron Kaufman Levin Quartet
6:30PM Twin Talk
7:30PM Touch My Beloved’s Thought

8:00PM-11:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Dog/Day #2
8:00PM Vincent Chancey
9:30PM Ken Vandermark
9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Lia Kohl, Muyassar Kurdi, Travis

Monday, August 27th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Ted Reichman Solo
Håvard Wiik Solo

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dane Rousay Solo
Dustin Laurenzi, Jeremy Cunningham
Big Fun : Hunter Diamond, Zac Nunnery, Jakob Heinemann, Davi Priest, Andy Danstrom, Christian Hughes

Tuesday, August 28th 2018

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ari Brown — Tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams

6:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Fred Anderson Legacy Band with special guest Mai Sugimoto

Wednesday, August 29th 2018

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 (Free)
AACM Generations
Ernest Dawkins, Taalib-Din Ziyad, Art “Turk” Burton, Edward House
Jerome Croswell, Ben LaMar Gay, Saalik Ziyad
Dr Adam Zanolini, Runere Brooks, James Sims, Jeremiah Collier

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Dog/Day #4
Jeremy Cunningham’s Chicago Drum Choir : Russ Johnson, Lenard Simpson, Nick Mazzarella, Matt Lux, Mike Reed, Quin Kirchner, Jeremy Cunningham, and special guests
Angelo Hart, Jake Wark

Thursday, August 30th 2018

11:00AM-4:15PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
Chicago Jazz Festival
12:15PM-1:15PM Great Black Music Ensemble

5:00PM-9:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
6:30PM-7:25PM Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening

8:30PM-11:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Dog/Day #5
Mark Trecka
Mako Sica with Hamid Drake
Therapy Sessions — at the Hungry Brain

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Håvard Wiik’s Chicago Project
Håvard Wiik Big Band with Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Dave Rempis, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy, others TBA

Friday, August 31st 2018

11:30AM-4:00PM at the Von Freeman Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
1:50PM-2:45PM Chris Speed Trio

3:45PM-9:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
4:15PM-5:05PM Tribute to Dr Richard Muhal Abrams

9:00PM-12:00AM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Dog/Day #6
Kidd Jordan
Chris Speed Trio at the Hungry Brain

Saturday, September 1st 2018

11:30AM-4:00PM at the Von Freeman Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival

1:50PM-2:45PM Matthew Shipp, Ivo Perelman
3:00PM-4:00PM Amina Claudine Myers Trio

3:45PM-9:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
6:25PM-7:25PM Darcy James Argue

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Dog/Day #7
Kidd Jordan
Nolatet at the Hungry Brain

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

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