Chicago Scene: August 17-24, 2019

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

Saturday, August 17th 2019

3:00PM-4:15PM at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook IL, 847.272.6224 (Free)
Farnworth Scores
Film screening and performance by Rob Mazurek

Monday, August 19th 2019

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

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Black Diamond Duo : Hunter Diamond, Artie Black
Colour and Sound : Fred Jackson Jr, Dustin Laurenzi, Artie Black, Mike Harmon, Jimmy Bennington

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ben LaMar Gay

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Cinghiale : Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Restroy Chris Dammann, James Davis, Paul Giallorenzo, Avreeayl Ra

Wednesday, August 21st 2019

8:00PM at Outer Sound, 3323 W Armitage
Snek Trio : Janna Lee, Reid Karris, Erik Sowa
Alexander Adams, Bob Bucko Jr
Bastard Sword
Magical Mind

Saturday, August 24th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Marc Ribot
Sarah Clausen, Jakob Heinemann, Emerson Hunton

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