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Saturday, May 26

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Urban Folk Circuit @ Double Door

Urban Folk Circuit brings its crafty goodness to the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., today from noon to 5pm today. Browse the wares of more than a dozen local artisans, and enjoy live music by Daniel Connolly, Steve Gilpin and Nathaniel Matthew. Free.

Damon Locks @ Corbett Vs. Dempsey

Damon Locks DJs at Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1120 N. Ashland Ave., 3rd floor, today at 3pm as part of the closing reception for an exhibition of Joyce Pensato paintings. Free.

Kids These Days @ Vic Theatre

Local band Kids These Days plays at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., at 7:30pm. The band is made up of eight young and diverse musicians who just recently graduated from high school. Funk-rock band Mathien opens. Tickets are $12, all ages.

MiMOSA @ Congress Theater

MiMOSA (right) will bring his Future Trill tour to the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 8pm. The music producer, who used to play his Chicago shows at the Kinetic Playground, has clearly benefited from the city's ridiculously popular EDM scene. The Cool Kids, UZ, JSMN, and Cosmic Revenge will also perform. Tickets are $20, 17+.

Mavis Staples @ City Winery 11/24

In 2004, Mavis Staples returned to her solo career after a roughly 10-year hiatus. Since then, the former member of the legendary Staples Singers, has made an incredible resurgence into world of American soul and R&B, including a Grammy award for her most recent album, You Are Not Alone, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy. Staples wraps up her two-night stint at City Winery tonight. Tickets range from $48-$75. Doors open at 6pm and Kelly Hogan opens at 8pm. City Winery is located at 1200 W. Randolph Street.

The Hipsters @ Club Foot

Tonight is the book release party for The Hipsters at Club Foot, 1824 W. Augusta Blvd. The author, former Chicagoan Tim McAtee, tells the Chicago Reader he'll buy a PBR for anyone buying a copy of the book. Reading starts at 8pm.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus @ Double Door

Progressive rock band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, a.k.a. UV Hippo, will play tonight at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. IndigoSun, Genome and Jib 'n' Jab will also perform. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:45pm. Tickets are $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. 21+.

Turbo Fruits & White Mystery @ Hideout

Turbo Fruits and White Mystery rock the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., tonight at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. 21+

Family Groove Company @ Martyrs'

Family Groove Company play at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., at 9:30pm. FGC is a Chicago-based rock band that incorporates jazz and funk into its sound to create songs that are impossible not to dance along to. Local bluegrass heroes the Henhouse Prowlers, who play at Chicago's Abbey Pub almost every Tuesday under the alias Sexfist, will also perform.
Tickets are $12, 18+.



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