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Updated: November 20, 2012 6:07AM


The current lineup of ye olde Pumpkins — leader Billy Corgan with guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and drummer Mike Byrne — solidified in 2010, while some critics (myself included, regrettably) still bemoaned Corgan’s stubborn, Pretenders-like continuation of the band name. But the quartet truly gels on their new album, “Oceania,” emerging as a solid, cohesive force for the first time. The shows, if recent history holds, are punishing and exciting. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim, Rosemont. Tickets: $50. Call (800) 745-3000; —Thomas Conner



R. Kelly is back on track with his “Singles Ladies” tour, in support of his new release “Black Panties.” Set to open for the Grammy Award-winning singer is Tamia (in support of her album “Beautiful Surprise.”) Show time is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Arie Crown Theatre, 2301 S. Lake Shore. Tickets: $48-$128. Call (800) 745-3000;; .


Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, whose accolades include a command performance at President Obama’s first state dinner, performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph. Tickets are $35-$50. Visit

GOHHHHHHHH L!You know the players (Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Carli Lloyd) . Catch the three-peat Olympic Gold winning (2004, 2008, 2012) U.S. Women’s National Soccer team as they take on Germany at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem, Bridgeview. Tickets are $26-$199. Call (800) 745-3000; .


Trey Anastasio, former lead singer and guitarist for Phish, performs with his 10-piece band, in support of his new album “Traveler” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50. Call (800) 745-3000; .


The first large-scale survey of the work of filmmaker Steve McQueen,” opens with a preview Oct. 19 at the Art Institue of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. The day’s events include a free artist talk with McQueen (6 p.m.) and free screenings of “Hunger (4 p.m.)” and “Shame (8 p.m.)” in the Rubloff Auditorium. The exhibit runs Oct. 21 through Jan. 6, 2013. General museum admission is $12-$18; kids under 14, free. Visit or call (877) 307-4242.


John Caparulo (from E’s “Chelsea Lately and CMT’s “Mobile Home Disaster”) headlines at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Zanies Rosemont, 5437 Park, Rosemont. Tickets are $25, plus two-item food/drink minimum. Call (847) 813-0484; .


The Neo-Futurist’s presidential farce upgrades from 43 to 44 with the new edition, “44 Plays for 44 Presidents.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. select Sundays through Nov. 10 at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Tickets are $10-$20; free-will donation is accepted on Thursdays only. Call (773) 275-5255; .


Scars of Broadway, handed a thumbs up from Rolling Stone magazine that read “awesomely satisfying guitar crunch and sweet, soaring harmonies,” performs as Deftones’ special guests at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Aragon, 1106 W. Lawrence. Tickets are $36-$40. Call (773) 561-9500; .


Wiz Khalifa with Juicy J, Lola Monroe, Berner and Tuki Carter, performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine. Tickets are $30.50-$43.50. Call (800) 745-3000; .


Svengoolie (Rich Koz) pops up from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 during Creatures of the Night 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21 at Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield. Admission is $8-$12. Free parking after 6 p.m. Visit


Mason Jennings’ new album “Minnesota,” is not just a salute to the state he calls home but a metaphor for a transition in his music. Jennings, cranking out a much lighter work than his previous release “Blood of Man,” performs in support of the album at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph. The Pines open. Tickets are $22-$35. Visit .


The Chicago Sinfionetta performs during “Made in Pilsen VII,’ part of the 10th Annual 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios event, from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 19 at Prospectus Gallery, 1210 W. 18th. Artist Jose Guerrero leads visitors on a mural walks Oct. 20-21. Guests meet at Colibri Studio Gallery, 2032 W. 18th. Day of the Dead art workshops take place at Pros Art Studio, 1119 W. Cullerton. For map and list of participating studios, visit .


Chicago Canine Concierge hosts Halloweenie, a doggie costume contest and party 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, 551 N. Ogden. A $10 donation at the door, which includes one drink ticket and 4X6 photo of your pooch, benefits Chicagoland Bully Breed and A Dog’s Day Rescue. Visit .


View more than 30 films as meant to be seen— on 8mm film— during Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival Oct. 19-20 at Cinema Borealis, 1550 N. Milwaukee. Screenings are at 8, 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per show; $15, one-day pass; $25, full-festival pass. Visit .


Chicago author Sara Paretsky, the 2012 Harold Washington Literary Award winner and creator of fictitious female gumshoe V.I. Warshawky, presents the 16th Annual McCusker Lecture “Another Turn of the Screw” at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. A book signing session follows. Admission free. Call (708) 524-6844; .


Chad Valley, known across the pond as Hugo Manuel, performs in support of his debut album “Young Hunger” at 10 p.m. Oct. 20 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. Mister Lies opens. Tickets are $10. Call (773) 525-2508; .


The Bridgeport Art Walk 2012’s opening reception Bustes en Rose Art + Fashion Against Breast Cancer is from 7-10 p.m. at Zhou B. Art Center, 1029 W. 35th. All proceeds from the event benefits the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. Walk hours are 6-10 p.m. Oct. 19; noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 20; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Visit .


Sones de Mexico Ensemble, flamenco dancer Chiara Mangiameli and Chicago student musicians and dancers of ChiArts headline “Fiesta Latina” Fulcrum Point New Music Project’s 14th Annual Concert benefiting its Sound Tracks Chicago Public Schools program is at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. Tickets are $25; $15 for students and groups of 15 or more; $150 VIP tickets include a pre-concert cocktail reception. Visit .


Sheryl Underwood, Bill Belamy, Don D C Curry, George Wilborn and Tony Rock are the “All Stars of Comedy” performing at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Arie Crown Theatre, 2301 S. Lske Shore. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50. Call (800) 745-3000;; .

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