Out of the Blues 2
7 p.m. at House of Blues; $150
Every once in a while some of the city's finest blues icons pool their star power for a charitable cause like this one: the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, the only rape crisis center serving the Northeast Suburbs. It may seem steep at $150 a ticket, but all but $25 goes toward the charity, while the remainder is penance for Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater (pictured), Lonnie Brooks and Jimmy Dawkins, one of the last holdovers from the West Side funk explosion.
Taste of Morton Grove
5:30 p.m. at White Eagle Banquets; $40
If you like the food part of the Taste of Chicago, but not all the craziness, this suburban offering could be a good choice.The evening of samples, live and silent auctions and raffles features many participating restaurants including Catered by Design, China Chef, Dairy Queen, El Sol, Giordano's, Graziano’s, Gulliver's, Kappy's Restaurant, Maier's Bakery, Maggiano's, Melting Pot, Orchard Village, Pizano's and Wa-Pa-Ghetti's.
8 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater; $25
Christian teens get (accidentally) high. It sounds like the set-up for a sloppy, wacky satire, or maybe some high-concept porn. But if you believe Chicago critics, the New Colony's "11:11" is a surprisingly sensitive exploration of identity and faith. Sure, it's a comedy confection of doped-up virgins, but with a lingering, meaningful aftertaste. The show closes on Saturday.