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Monday, May 28

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Southwest Side Trolley Tour

The Greater Southwest Development Corporation sponsors a trolley tour of Chicago Lawn, West Lawn and Marquette Park today from 10am to 1pm, leaving from the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture at 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. Tickets are $10 and include lunch.

Santa's Scary Saturday @ Portage Theater

The Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts Santa's Scary Saturday, a kid-friendly monster movie marathon. See Godzilla vs. Megalon, Ghost of Frankenstein, Spaceballs, House of Dark Shadows and Kolchak: The Night Strangler. There will also be a vintage toy and collectibles sale in the lobby. Doors open at 11am, first film at noon. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

The Bad Plus @ Jazz Showcase

Contemporary jazz trio The Bad Plus play a four-night stand at Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Dec. 20-23. Shows are at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $25. 21+

Rock For Kids benefit @ Subterranean

Subterranean hosts a benefit for Rock For Kids tonight, featuring the bands Coping, CSTVT, Noumenon, and Dowsing. Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30, 17+, and tickets are $8 (purchase in advance). Subterranean: 2011 w. North Avenue. (773) 278-6600.

Najstock Whiskey Wonderland @ Abbey Pub

The sixth annual Najstock is at Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St., tonight starting at 8pm. Enjoy live music by Left On Carrol, Platform 29 and Kore One, plus all-you-can-drink open bar from 10pm to 2am. Tickets are $35. 21+

Jan Terri @ Reggie's

The infamous Jan Terri performs a special "Excuse My Christmas" show at Reggie's, 2105 S. State St., with Family Order opening. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; $40 VIP tickets include limited-edition Jan Terri wrapping paper. Doors open at 9pm. 21+



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