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Thursday, March 23
This weekend are the 22nd annual Winter Solstice concerts are at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave., presented by Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang. Friday and Saturday's performances are sold out, but tickets remain for today's 6am performance (yes, 6 in the morning). A small number of tickets will also be available at the box office starting at 5:30am.
As part of their celebration of Universal Pictures the Gene Siskel Film Center presents a screening of the 1948 film Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, also featuring the classic horror film monsters Dracula and the Wolf Man. The film screens this afternoon at 4:30pm, and again on Wednesday the 26th at 6:00pm. See the Film Center Website for details and to purchase advance tickets. Film Center: 164 North State Street. (312) 846-2800.
Derrick Carter spins at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., with Michael Serafini and Garrett David. $5 at the door, which opens at 10pm.