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Wednesday, January 18
Git yer mouth shut, stretch out your hammies and head over to Soldier Field for the Ditka Dash 5K. Thousands of runners and walkers will receive a mustache, aviator glasses and a shirt that would make Da Coach proud (chewing gum not included). Afterwards, stick around for the post-race "Mustache Bash," which will include live music, cold beer and so many Ditkas you'd think you were in a Saturday Night Live sketch. Entry is $45, with a start time of 9am.
The Vienna Boys Choir performs with the CSO at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., today at 3pm. Tickets are $27-85. Recommended for ages 8 and up; infants will not be admitted.
Matisyahu and the Kosha Dillz play Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., tonight, with doors opening at 7pm and show at 8pm. Tickets are $30.50, and a dollar of every ticket goes to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand.
French Horn Rebellion headlines Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., tonight with Autograf and Redwood opening. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 9pm. 18+
Ha Ha Tonka headline at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., tonight, with Making Movies and Dirt Simple opening. Tickets are $15, doors open at 9pm. 18+