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The Roedelius Cells Recommended Free Agenda Early Warnings (Music)

12/11/20-1/31/21, by appointment
Experimental Sound Studio 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago Ravenswood

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A sound installation by Grammy-nominated composer Tim Story created from thousands of short extracts culled from a decade of informal piano recordings made with his friend and colleague Hans-Joachim Roedelius. 773-769-1069

CSO Sessions episode 11: Gounod, Mozart, & Ravel All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Through Feb. 12

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Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform in this pre-recorded series; download available with ticket purchase and viewable through 2/12.

Pasión Latina Free Online

Streaming anytime

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Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center presents a free streaming virtual concert, hosted by soprano Ana María Martínez and featuring songs from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Argentina, and Spain. The lineup includes Ryan alums René Barbera, David Portillo, Mario Rojas, and Richard Ollarsaba and two current Ryan ensemble members—Denis Vélez and Puerto Ricardo José Rivera. It's available through the Lyric YouTube and Facebook pages.

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Free All Ages Online

Available any time on YouTube

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In honor of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Company, Raúl Esparza, who won a Tony as Bobby in the 2006 revival of the latter, produced this all-star virtual concert of Sondheim's work. The lineup includes performances and tributes from Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Kelli Peters, and many others. Mary-Mitchell Campbell served as music director and Paul Wontorek as director. Available free, but donations accepted for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), a nonprofit founded by Campbell and Juilliard students to help youth in underserved communities receive access to arts training.

Nocturna featuring DJ Scary Lady Sarah Recommended Free All Ages Online

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.


Livestream at DJ Scary Lady Sarah's Twitch channel.

Third Coast Percussion Recommended Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Wed., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.


Performing compositions by Devonté Hynes, Joe W. Moore III, Rodrigo Bussad, and Gemma Peacocke. An interactive Q&A with the ensemble will follow the performance. Livestream at YouTube.

Intuitive Music: New Beginnings featuring Kahil El’Zabar, James Sanders, Chad McCollough, Jean-Christophe Leroy, Isaiah Collier, Katie Ernst Recommended Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Wed., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.


A livestream show presented by Fulcrum Point New Music Project and broadcast from the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center in Hermosa. The concert will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the musicians hosted by Fulcrum Point Artistic Director Stephen Burns. Livestream at YouTube.

John Doe (solo) Recommended All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Wed., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

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Doe plays audience requests culled from his Instagram messages, broadcast live from Austin, Texas. Livestream at Mandolin.

Hives All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Thu., Jan. 21, 1 p.m., Fri., Jan. 22, 2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Thu., Jan. 28, Fri., Jan. 29, 5 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 30, 1 p.m.

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Livestream presented by Jam Productions; access provided with ticket purchase.

HotHouse Meets Havana pre-broadcast dance parties with DJ Madrid Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Thu., Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.


Livestream at HotHouse's Twitch channel and website.

Artifacts featuring Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, and Mike Reed Recommended Free All Ages Agenda Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Fri., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

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Livestream hosted by the Constellation at their YouTube channel; donations requested.

Friday Night Fuzz Box Recommended Free Online

Fridays, 9 p.m.


Every Friday night, the Fuzz Box DJs live stream a five-hour set of party music including soul, post-punk, psych, noise-rock, and more.

Moon Taxi Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Fri., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.


Livestream at Fans; access provided with registration.

Fratellis 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Fri., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.
Metro 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago Wrigleyville

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canceled 773-549-0203

Rufus Wainwright All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Fri., Jan. 22, 4 p.m., Fri., Feb. 19, 4 p.m., Thu., March 4, 4 p.m., Fri., March 12, 4 p.m., Fri., March 19, 4 p.m. and Fri., March 26, 4 p.m.

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Livestream at Veeps.

Lotus All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Fri., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

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Rebroadcasts of live recordings of recent concerts by the instrumental jam band; streaming at Nugs.

Jeff Tweedy, Trevor Hall Recommended All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Sat., Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

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Tweedy and his bandmates perform live from the Constellation. Livestream access provided with ticket purchase.

Flauta Latina III with Patricia Cardona and Darwin Cosme All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Sat., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.

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The flautists perform work by Paul Desenne and Horacio Fernández Vázquez. Livestream hosted by the Latin American Chamber Players.

Dan Mangan 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Canceled

Sat., Jan. 23, 8 p.m.
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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canceled 773-525-2508