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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dinner & a Show: Wednesday, 12/6

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Show: DKV Trio "Saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark has self-consciously reached beyond jazz in shaping the aesthetics of newer ensembles like Fire Room and the Frame Quartet, but he hasn't forgotten his roots—and there's no better way to hear them than to see the DKV Trio," writes Bill Meyer.

9:30 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $10.

Dinner: Jane's Casual place serving innovative and vegetarian-friendly Cal-American fare.

1653-55 W. Cortland, 773-862-5263


Show: Free "Secret" Screening at Lincoln Hall Promoter Rob Jensen writes that Lincoln Hall can't list the film on their web site due to licensing issues, but "the specials should give you what they call 'The Jist,' Dude."

7pm, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 773-525-2501, free.

Dinner: Fattoush Restaurant Lina and Sam Elakhaoui, the husband and wife who run this Lincoln Park spot, import spices from Lebanon (and some from Lebanese markets in Dearborn, Michigan), to season dishes like beef or chicken shawarma, shish tawouk (charbroiled cubes of chicken), and falafel with unique blends of aromatic mastic, marjoram, sumac, and the like.


Show: My Name Is Chicago Fashion features an hour-long cocktail reception, speed networking, and a runway show featuring designs by bridal and formal wear specialist Bryan K. Osburn.

7pm, Salud Tequila Lounge, 1471 N. Milwaukee, free w/ RSVP

Dinner: Taxim 29-year-old former caterer David Schneider, with the help of sous chef Jan Rickerl (Green Zebra, Scylla), has raised the bar for what passes as serious, interesting regional Greek food. One of the best new Chicago restaurants of 2009 and featured in our best bites (and drinks) of 2009.

1558 N. Milwaukee, 773-252-1558

Performing Arts

Show: The Magic Cabaret There's no Vegas-style razzmatazz here—both David Parr and P.T. Murphy have rather donnish personas. But they're enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of magic Chicago style, and they perform astounding feats of prestidigitation.

7:30pm, Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336

Dinner: Cafe Bernard Venerable Lincoln Park bistro that still holds up against the new wave.

2100 N. Halsted,

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