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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dinner & a Show: Tuesday 6/22

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Show: DM Stith Like some of his Asthmatic Kitty labelmates, David Michael Stith was a young renegade from Christian music who found his way to the weirder side of the indie scene. His version of the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" is far from familiar, save for Stith's high, girly-voicing of the melody; the rest is reverb and fingers scraping along the strings of his acoustic guitar. Like much of his work, it's tender, lonely sounding, and phenomenally creepy.

7 PM, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 835 W. Washington, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, andrewrafacz.com, $10.

Dinner: Karyn's on Green "Dinner at Karyn's on Green was one of the most graceful, pleasant meals I've had in a long time. The airy dining room's warm and elegant, aglow with caramel-colored wood and glittering crystal," writes Martha Bayne.

130 S. Green St., 312-226-6155, karynraw.com

Show: Wooden Wand "Just like you can never step in the same river twice, you can never listen to the same James Jackson Toth twice—he's so prolific, and works with such a large and shifting group of collaborators, that by the time you check back in with him there's another stream flowing into his music," writes Monica Kendrick.

8:30 PM, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, 773-463-5808 or 866-468-3401, abbeypub.com, $12, $10 in advance.

Dinner: Mirabell Authentic northwest-side German restaurant with classic Bavarian specialties and an indoor beer garden.

3454 W. Addison St., 773-463-1962, mirabellrestaurant.com


Show: Breakfast at Tiffany's This story of a party girl (Audrey Hepburn) in love with a gigolo (George Peppard) allows Blake Edwards to create a very handsome film, with impeccable Technicolor photography by Franz Planer.

Dusk, Erie Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St., 312-742-7898

Dinner: Zealous Chef-owner Michael Taus's culinary style is obviously influenced by his time at Charlie Trotter's: on his seasonal menu he uses outstanding ingredients to create innovative layers of color and texture.

419 W. Superior St., 312-475-9112, zealousrestaurant.com

Show: Ran Both landscape and weather seem to bend to his will as he constructs an imaginary 16th-century Japan out of various locations throughout the islands, which seems to re-form itself to reflect the characters' surging passions as the violent tale progresses.

6:30pm, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2600, siskelfilmcenter.org

Dinner: Flatwater Globally influenced fare in a sprawling terraced space overlooking the river.

321 N. Clark St., 312-644-0283, flatwater.us

Show: The Double Life of Veronique An exquisite enigma by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Decalogue) following the parallel lives of two 20-year-old women, one in Poland and one in France, both played by the beautiful Irene Jacob. Colleen Woolpert will screen her short film Red Twin Blue Twin.

7pm, Transistor, 5045 N. Clark St., 312-863-1375, transistorchicago.com

Dinner: Big Jones Paul Fehribach, former chef at Schubas’ Harmony Grill, has taken the space long home to trapped-in-amber Augie’s diner and turned it into an airy, minimalist dining room distinguished by floor-to-ceiling windows and wrought-iron chandeliers.

5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725, bigjoneschicago.com


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