Broadway in Chicago
6 p.m. at Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park; free
Who needs to pay Broadway prices to see Broadway acts? Get a taste of Chicago shows like Billy Elliot the Musical, Wicked, Disney's The Lion King, and Million Dollar Quartet, as well as a preview of Shrek the Musical, without spending a dime.
Huntsville, On Fillmore (feat. Nels Cline)
7:30 p.m. at Millennium Park; free
This week’s New Music Monday show brings us Huntsville, a twangy, meditative group joined on stage tonight by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Glen Kotche. They'll also tease their own more curiously erratic experimentations under the On Fillmore moniker, of which they're on their fourth record now, with bassist Darin Gray.
National 40-ounce Week
All week at the Fifty/50
The upscale Wicker Park sports bar again celebrates that ubiquitous urban favorite – the 40 – with a week of specials and events. Get a different brand of 40 every day this week for just five bucks. Today’s special: Colt 45. Like a wise man once said, It works every time.