The Mix — Cool Things to Do 02.15.13
February 13, 2013 5:08PM
Swedish House Mafia
Updated: February 13, 2013 5:23PM
Sweden’s hot house music trio — DJs Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso — have been a crucial part of EDM’s foothold in the mainstream. But after five years of influential spinning, Swedish House Mafia has decided to call it quits after one last tour. Anthony Atalla opens at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at United Center, 1901 W. Madison. Sold out. Call (800) 745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
The 25th anniversary celebrations of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” may have wound down, but the South African group placed on the world stage by that record is still going strong. This time last year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo released a fine retrospective of their many pop collaborations, but on their own, their sweet rhythmic harmonies are a transcendent experience, particularly in the intimacy of ye Old Town School. Two shows, at 7:30 and 10 p.m., Feb. 15 in Maurer Hall at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. Tickets, $43-$45. Call (773) 728-6000; www.oldtownschool.org.
The high-octane presentation Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience, featuring singers who look and sound like the legendary band, perform the Stones’ iconic hits at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Tickets are $35-$40. Call (847) 577-2121; www.metropolisarts.com .
Tributosaurus has two shows at FitzGerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. First, as The Band, immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz,” at 9 p.m. Feb. 15 (tickets, $20); and as the Beatles, for a kids’ concert at noon Feb. 16 featuring songs from the Fab Four’s “Red Album” which includes “Love Me Do,” “Ticket to Ride” and “Yellow Submarine.” Tickets are $8-$15; ages three and under free. Visit www.ticketweb.com .
The ladies (Calamity Pain, Killer Bee, Cutting Edge and Bust Your Tooth Bluth) of the Chicago League of Lady Wrestlers flex some muscle during CLLAW XV at 10 p.m. Feb. 16 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. Tickets are $10; $25, event and open bar. A portion of the proceeds benefit Girl’s Rock Chicago and the Side Show Theatre Company. Visit www.cllaw.org .
100 AND COUNTING
DeVotchKa, whose last album was the 2011 “100 Lovers,” performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage. Tickets are $30. Visit www.etix.com or www.jamusa.com .
THE BARE FACTS
Clues to solving the Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan, are revealed among the museum’s nude works of art. Admission is $36 for the adult-only participation event. Visit www.watsonadventures.com .
The late John Denver (through the use of archival video) joins former band members — Alan Deremo (bass guitar), Jim Horn (sax and woodwinds) and Chris Nole (piano, keyboard), along with a six-piece string section, during John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Star Plaza Theatre, 1-65 at U.S. 30, Merrillville, Ind. Tickets, $39-$49. Call (800) 745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
The Black Veil Brides, (a Gothic version of rock band KISS, who intersperses their heavy metal with the soft string elements of violin to create a distinct sound) brings their “Church of the Wild Ones” tour to the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets are $20-$22.50. Visit www.houseofblues.com .
Callaway Sisters (Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway) present “Boom!” a tribute to unforgettable songs from the 1960-70s, including hits from the Beatles, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, during shows at 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. Feb. 16 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. Tickets are $20-$50. Visit www.viper-alley.com/live .
DINNER IN THE ROUND
Dine-A-Palooza, showcasing 25 restaurants, takes place 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Medieval Times, 2001 N. Roselle, Schaumburg. Tickets are $30, includes 14 food tickets and two drink tickets. Call (847) 490-1010.
Actor Charles Dutton reflects upon his early life in prison, his starring role in the 1990s sitcom“Roc,” his time at Yale Drama School and a successful show business career during his one-man show “From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Performance Hall at the University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th Street. Tickets are $10-$50. The shows benefit the Chicago Youth Leadership Academy. Visit www.ticketsweb.uchicago.edu .
IN THE GARAGE
The 2013 Steppenwolf Garage Rep! three-show rotation includes the Midwest premiere of Qui Nguyen’s dark comedy “She Kills Monsters.” Presented by Buzz22 Chicago opens at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. The other shows are Theatre Seven of Chicago’s “Blacktop Sky,” opening 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and Baliwick Chicago’s “See What I Wanna See,” 8 p.m. Feb. 17. The shows run through April 23. Tickets are $20. Visit www.steppenwolf.org .