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Benefits for Hurricane Katrina Survivors 

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In the weeks to come, numerous live music and theater performances will be held in the Chicago area to raise money for the survivors of last week's gulf coast catastrophe. Here are this week's benefit shows; see the roundup at www.chicagoreader.com for events taking place next week and beyond.

FRIDAY 9

Lisa DeRosia & Lush Budgett

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC, 4544 N. LINCOLN, 773-728-6000 or 866-468-3401

6:30 PM Suggested donation $4; proceeds go to New Orleans Musicians' Clinic.

I.O.

3541 N. CLARK, 773-880-0199

PM Tickets for this improv theater show are $14; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

SATURDAY 10

Playground Theater

3209 N. HALSTED, 773-871-3793

PM Tickets for this improv theater show are $14; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

Riverview Tavern

1958 W. ROSCOE, 773-248-9523

PM The Donkee, Kelly Stanley, Rebecca Wickens & the Hassle, Belmont Royals. Donations of any amount at the door go to the American Red Cross.

SUNDAY 11

Second City

1616 N. WELLS, 312-337-3992

7 PM Tickets are $18; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

THURSDAY 15

FitzGerald's

6615 W. ROOSEVELT, BERWYN, 708-788-2118

5 PM Otis Clay, Lonnie Brooks, Chicago Salty Dogs with Franz Jackson, Buddy Charles, Chicago Cajun Aces, Red Rose Ragtime Band, BS Brass Band, Professor John. Minimum donation $10; proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

Fizz

3220 N. LINCOLN, 773-348-6000

PM "Bayou Benefit" with free food, drinks and live music to be announced. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.

Robbie Fulks

METROPOLIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, 111 W. CAMPBELL, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 847-577-2121

PM Admission $20; half of proceeds go to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

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