Chicago Scene: May 25 – June 1, 2019

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

Saturday, May 25th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($25, or $40 festival pass)
Transference Fest 2019
Ikue Mori and friends
King Vision Ultra (Geng)
Bergsonist

Sunday, May 26th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Fonema Consort : Nina Dante, Dalia Chin, Emily Beisel, Sam Rowe
Ursa : Rachel Brown, Veronica Nettles, Nicholas Jeffrey

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jorrit Dijkstra, Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein, Josh Berman
Chris Pitsiokos, Tyler Damon

Monday, May 27th 2019

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mabel Kwan

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Ed Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Chris Pitsiokos Solo
Dan Thatcher’s Sift, with Jim Schram, Nate Friedman

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

8:30PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Caleb Willitz with Rami Atassi, Charles Rumback, Tatsu Aoki, Edward Wilkerson, Jim Baker
Gone Valley : Jason Bennett, Tim Bennett, Tim McNulty
Seven Houses : Paul Grill, Mitchell Settecase

Friday, May 31st 2019

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($50)
Elastic Arts 2nd Annual Benefit
Honoring Travis, featuring William Parker, Hamid Drake, AJ McClennon, DJ Bonita Appleblunt, more TBA

8:00PM at Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston ($15)
Apple Pie – a play in 13 words and 4 movements
Play with live chamber music — music by Sofia Gubaidulina, Ben Johnston, Galina Ustvolskaya, Charles Ives

Saturday, June 1st 2019

8:00PM at Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston ($15)
Apple Pie – a play in 13 words and 4 movements
Play with live chamber music — music by Sofia Gubaidulina, Ben Johnston, Galina Ustvolskaya, Charles Ives

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/