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Dinner & a Show: Sunday 5/30

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Music

Show: Eleventh Dream Day "In advance of the sessions for what's scheduled to be their first album in five years, Eleventh Dream Day have been stoking the fires by playing the same ten new songs (and a shifting selection of oldies) at the Hideout almost every Sunday this month," writes Bill Meyer. "Tonight's concert, the fourth and last in the series, should be one for the ages."

8:30 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, hideoutchicago.com, $8.

Dinner: The Southern The former Chaise Lounge is now the Southern, a more casual bar and restaurant featuring the regional cuisine of chef Cary Taylor (Blackbird, Ambria, Avenues).

1840 W. North Ave., 773-342-1840, thesouthernchicago.com

Show: Brian Jonestown Massacre Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?, the band's tenth album, is a strange blend of trance, Krautrock, Nordic folk, and psychedelia, "a sprawling, indulgent, meandering mess of a record that is nonetheless continually fascinating," writes Monica Kendrick.

8 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com, $21, 18+.

Dinner: Vines on Clark Italian and American food from chefs Tim Edstrom (Everest, Kiki's Bistro, Spiaggia) and Raul Ramos (Spiaggia, Pump Room).

3554 N. Clark St., 773-327-8572, cubbybear.com/vinesonclark


Show: Pharez Whitted Sextet Trumpeter Pharez Whitted, an Indianapolis native, moved to Chicago in 2001 to take a job as director of jazz studies at Chicago State University, and he's been active on the local scene ever since—most notably as a member of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and in various pickup groups with the likes of Ari Brown and Kobie Watkins.

7:30 PM, Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd, 773-285-2222, $10 suggested donation, $5 for students and children.

Dinner: Shinju Sushi More ambitious and upscale than most of the restaurants in Hyde Park, this BYO sushi place offers fusiony appetizers like deep-fried scallops and bacon with mixed greens and balsamic or a seafood Japanese "pizza," a seafood pancake topped with spicy mayo and eel sauce.

1375 E. 53rd, 773-966-6669, shinjusushi.com


Movies

Show: Othello For all the liberties taken with the play, Orson Welles's 1952 independent feature may well be the greatest Shakespeare film (Welles's later Chimes at Midnight is the only other contender)—a brooding expressionist dream made in eerie Moorish locations over nearly three years, yet held together by a remarkably cohesive style and atmosphere.

7pm, Univ. of Chicago Doc Films, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-702-8575

Dinner: Snail Thai Cuisine Hyde Park favorite for fresh, consistent Thai standards and more unusual offerings—especially in this hood.

1649 E. 55th St., 773-667-5423, snailthai.com


Performing Arts

Show: Casanova Takes a Bath Theater Oobleck's David Isaacson takes a different tack. In this amusing solo lecture-cum-farce, he exposes the cupidity, stupidity, narcissism, and—most of all—magical thinking behind the financial crisis by showing how nicely it parallels the financial misadventures of a man who got in on the ground floor of laissez-faire capitalism: the legendary lover, Giacomo Casanova.

7pm, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., 773-539-7838, propthtr.org

Dinner: Kuma's Corner Kuma's serves whopping hunks of juicy, lightly seasoned meat on delicious, chewy pretzel rolls in more than 20 metal-themed iterations (the Motorhead, the Mastodon, etc), each also available as a chicken sandwich or garden burger.

2900 W. Belmont Ave., 773-604-8769, kumascorner.com

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