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Saturday, July 23
Larry Nugent, a flute and whistle player, hosts a Traditional Irish Session at Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St., in the Green Room at 6pm. There will be $4 drink specials on Guinness and Bloody Marys. Free, 21+.
Windy City Rock is hosting a special night of local bands benefiting Rock For Kids, a charity that provides music education to underprivileged kids in Chicago tonight at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. Starting at 6pm, and for a donation price that you choose, hear bands including Rambos, Panda Riot, We Repel Each Other, The Hecks, Massive Ego, Shiloh, and Tiny Fireflies, as well as a special DJ set by White Mystery's Alex White. Tickets are $5-$15 (donation for charity). More on Facebook. 21+
Punk/indie rock band Titus Andronicus headlines a show at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., at 8pm. The band is a champion of buying local and supporting small businesses. They even named their most recent album Local Business. Cermony and Coffin Pricks will open. Tickets are $18, 18+.