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Saturday, June 15

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Riot Fest @ Humboldt Park

Riot Fest returns to Humboldt Park for a weekend of punk rock and carnivalling. Fall Out Boy and Danzig headline Friday night; full schedule here. Some two-day and daily tickets are still available. Gates open at 2:30pm, music starts around 4pm. Entrances to the festival are on Division at Kedzie and Sacramento. For more information, visit Riot Fest online.

RagaMala: A Celebration of Indian Music @ World Music Festival

As part of World Music Festival Chicago 2013, Amjad Ali Khan with Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan and Debashish Bhattacharya & Family will perform RagaMala: A Celebration of Indian Music at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millenium Park (201 E. Randolph St.). Show starts at 6pm. Free, all ages

Shame That Tune @ Hideout

Shame That Tune, the show in which your funny, embarrassing or romantic stories are turned into song, returns to the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., tonight at 6:30pm. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. 21+

Jeni's Scoop Shop Preview Party

Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' first Chicago scoop shop, at 3404 N. Southport Ave., officially opens at 11am Saturday, but there's a preview party tonight from 7 to 10pm, with free samples for everyone and commemorative posters for the first 50 attendees, and owner Jeni Britton Bauer will be in attendance.

2½ Persians Present @ Lincoln Hall

2½ Persians presents an evening of standup tonight at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., featuring Jeff Arcuri, Chris Bader, Saurin Choksi, Paul Farahvar, Kyle Scanlan, Alex Stone, Andy Boyle and John West. Tommy Mac emcees. $8 online, $10 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. 21+

Bare Mutants (Record Release), Verma @ Empty Bottle

Hitting the Bottle to mark the release of their new LP, The Affliction, local mainstays Bare Mutants return for a triumphant night of tightly wound garage pop, fronted by the ever-dashing Jered Gummere. Yeah, they've spent the better part of the last year or so opening for some of the best garage rockers around (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, et. al.), but tonight they're the ones topping the bill. Verma and VLLLAGE open. Show starts at 9:30pm, tickets are $10 in advance and are available here.



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