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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dinner & a Show: Tuesday, 12/29

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Music

Show: Roy Hargrove On this trip he leads a sturdy quintet that includes dyed-in-the-wool bopper Justin Robinson on alto sax and flute and hard-swinging Montez Coleman on drums; rounding out the group are bassist Amin Saleem and pianist Sullivan Fortner, an upstart who's been turning heads with vibist Stefon Harris.

8 and 10 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, $20.

Dinner: Chicago Curry House "As far as I know, this is currently the only place offering Nepalese dishes within the city limits," writes Mike Sula.

899 S. Plymouth, 312-362-9999

Show: The Good Life, the side project of Cursive front man Tim Kasher, "takes a more subtle and intimate approach to dissecting relationships in song," writes Miles Raymer. "His heartbreakingly pretty music would actually sound really good in a run-down small-town bar."

8:30 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North, 773-278-6600 or 866-468-3401, $12, 17+.

Dinner: Taxim One of the best new restaurants of 2009; the house-made yogurt with young favas and lamb confit, inspired by like recipes from Greece's mountainous northern Thraki region, where the use of animal fat reflects the scarcity of olive oil, made Mike Sula's list of his best bites of 2009.


Movies

Show: A Single Man Fashion designer Tom Ford makes his directing debut with this haunting adaptation (cowritten with David Scearce) of Christopher Isherwood's groundbreaking 1964 novel about gay love.

7:40pm, 10:15pm, Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark, 773-509-4949

Dinner: Duke of Perth Long-standing Lakeview pub best known for its selection of beers and Scotch whiskeys (over 90 of the latter).

2913 N. Clark, 773-477-1741


Performing Arts

Show: George Gershwin Alone In this one-man show, actor-pianist Hershey Felder illuminates Gershwin's craft while drawing us into the soul of this ambitious, obsessive, pioneering artist.

7:30pm, Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, 312-642-2000, $55-$60

Dinner: Cafe Spiaggia "Like a Himayalan peak, Tony Mantuano’s peerless Spiaggia is heartbreakingly out of reach of the average Joe with an appreciation for real Italian food, but at the neighboring cafe, he can at least summit the foothills," writes Mike Sula. "The relatively affordable room shares many of the main dining room’s bewitching attributes—-the same view over the Mag Mile and the lake, access to the top-notch cheese cave and wine list, plates of the best handmade pasta in the city, impeccable and informed service."

980 N. Michigan, 312-280-2750

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