Kind of a quiet week for music, but not every week can be full of difficult concert-going choices. There are actually a lot of great classical events going on this week, most of which I didn’t list, but a quick Google or stroll through Metromix should find you a ton of classical events if that’s your thing.
While not a live music event, something of note to music fans is the Chicago premiere of Eileen Yaghoobian’s documentary Died Young, Stayed Pretty, a look at the “underground poster culture in North America”. If you’ve got an interest in art, indie music, underground subcultures, documentaries, and some freaky shit, you might want to check this out. Died Young, Stayed Pretty plays at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) on Wednesday, September 30. Showtime is at 7:20, and a Q&A session will follow. Tickets are available at the door. I’m hoping to be able to make it up there to check it out.
Also of interest, and absolutely unrelated to music, is a discussion and book signing by author Audrey Niffenegger on Tuesday, September 29 at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton St). She will discuss her new book, Her Fearful Symmetry, at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.
Monday, September 28
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan). 8:30 pm, free but tickets are required.
Tuesday, September 29
Van Morrison, The Chicago Theatre. 8pm, $65-350. (!!!)
Wednesday, September 30
Moby, The Vic. 7:30 pm, sold out.
Thursday, October 1
Sea Wolf with Port O’Brien and Sara Lov, Schubas. 9pm, $12-14.
Wovenhand, Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $12.
Friday, October 2
Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival, The Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway). 9 pm, $10-15.
Saturday, October 3
John Gorka and Alice Peacock, Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N. Lincoln Ave.) 4pm and 7:30 pm, $21-25.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Renee Fleming, soprano), Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan). $55-173.
Mirah and Norfolk and Western, Schubas. 7 pm and 10:30 pm, $14.
Chicago a cappella, Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago (1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston). 8 pm, $12-35.
Great Big Sea, McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn). 8 pm, $36-71.
Sunday, October 4
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan). 3 pm, $26-61.