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Monday, February 8
Tonight, stalwart Dutch free-folk punkers, longtime Chicago underground faves, and Touch & Go artists The Ex return to town to play a special set with Ethiopian jazz saxaphonist Getatchew Mekuria. The two first collaborated a few years ago when the Ex invited Mekuria to play with them in the Netherlands, which ultimately led to the saxophonist asking the band to serve as his backing ensemble on his Moa Anbessa album in 2006. Tickets are $15 and the doors open at 7:30 PM. 2539 N. Kedzie. Watch our Transmission page for more info.
The 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show spends the weekend buzzing your house and scaring your pets. It's free in Lincoln Park, centered on North Avenue Beach. Catch the Blue Angels, Golden Knights parachute team, the Shell Extreme water show and more.
Local author and playwright Joe Meno comes to the Book Cellar today to offer a performance of his play Lady into Fox. The play was adapted from the David Garnett novel of the same name and follows a husband whose wife has suddenly and mysteriously turned into a fox. Free at 3pm, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.