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Pencil This In: Jonathan Toubin Benefit At Empty Bottle; Give Back At Beat Kitchen

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 20, 2012 6:20PM



Michele previewed tonight's benefit fundraiser for DJ Tonathan Toubin Wednesday at The Empty Bottle. Here's a reminder for that event. It's going to feature a who's who of local music acts and DJs banding together for a worthy cause. (1035 N. Western)


Jim wasn't being hyperbolic with his praise for the teens in Give Back yesterday. Their debut album is one of the best slabs of music we've listened to in a while. Do check them out at Beat Kitchen tomorrow night. (That is, if you can't make the Drew Peterson: Untouchable viewing party at Liars Club.) (2100 W. Belmont Ave., 6 p.m.)

Held the third Friday of every month, Folk You! presents a quartet of performers taking the stage simultaneously with naught but their guitars and songs. Interaction is encouraged but there is no script; performers may play and let the songs speak for themselves, or talk about how they came to write them. Hosted by local poet/musician Larry O. Dean. (The Horseshoe, 4115 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m.)

Green City Market Winter Opening

Anthony previewed the first Green City Market of the winter earlier this week. It's worth the visit solely for the chef's demo from Matthias Merges of Yusho. Yusho is being called by some restaurant critics the best Japanese restaurant to ever open in Chicago. Tomorrow will be an opportunity to discover why Charlie Trotter's alum is earning that praise. (Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

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