Thursday, April 5, 2018


Cheap Trick; Matthew Sweet; Buddy Guy; The Posies; James Taylor; Pixies; Foster The People; Janelle Monae; Jethro Tull; Spoon; Social Distortion; Mayer Hawthorne; Gin Blossoms; Michael Franti and Spearhead; and Nick Lowe featuring Los Straitjackets are among the acts that will be performing at SummerFest in Milwaukee this year. The annual festival runs from June 27 to July 1, and the July 3 to July 8.

C2E2 - The Chicago Comic and Entertainment EXPO returns to the South Building of McCormick Place this weekend, celebrating every imaginative form of pop culture. It’s always a fascinating event to take in high tech promotions and exhibits, celebrity guests, and loads of people in sci-fi, superhero, ultra villain, monster, and sexy costumes. Rows of vendors offers comics, t-shirts, games, action figures, and all sorts of imaginative memorabilia. Local artists and writers get their shot at selling stuff too. This year’s guests include musician/spoken word artist Henry Rollins; Caity Lotz and Dominic Purcell from DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Charlie Cox from Daredevil; Daphne Zuniga from Melrose Place; Gina Torres from Firefly; Khary Payton from The Walking Dead; former White Sox star Ron Kittle; and Svengoolie.

The Bad Examples perform at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn this Saturday night. Lead vocalist-guitarist Ralph Covert (of Ralph’s World fame) often calls to mind Squeeze with his vocal style on The Bad Examples’ catchy pop tunes.

Chicago Repertory Ballet is presenting Modern Motions at The Atheanaeum Theatre on tomorrow, April 6 and Saturday.

The English Beat, one of the best ska revival bands that sprang up in the UK in early 1980s, will have people up and dancing at City Winery Chicago tomorrow, April 6 and Saturday.

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