The Mix — Cool Things to Do 04.26.13
April 25, 2013 11:18AM
Josh Ritter | LAURA WILSON
Updated: April 25, 2013 11:18AM
JOSH, BY GOSH
Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band on tour in support of the band’s new album “The Beast” performs at 8 p.m. April 27 at the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. Tickets are $29. Sea Wolf Solo Acoustic opens. Visit www.etix.com or www.jamusa.com .
SPRING ANTIQUES FAIR
More than 100 art and antiques dealers from around the world will be in attendance at the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, which opens at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. Admission is $15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26-April 27; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29. Visit www.merhcandisemartantiques.com .
“Seinfeld’s” Jason “yada, yada, yada” Alexander headlines at 8 p.m. April 27 at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino, Hammond, Ind. Tickets are $40. Call (800) 745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com .
OUT AND ABOUT
About Face Theatre’s three-ring fund-raiser party “Wonka Ball 2013: Circus Maximus” is 8 p.m. April 26 at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with the Ringmaster VIP Cocktail Party $135, plus $100 donation. The theater’s Youth Theatre performs a new work by and about LGBTQA. The event also features dining, dancing and a silent auction. General admission is $135. Call (773) 784-8565; www.aboutfacetheatre.com .
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic get down and dirty with some old-school P-Funk at 8 p.m. April 28 at the Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash. Tickets: $40. Ages 21+. Visit www.theshrinechicago.com .
“DR. WHO” SCREENING
Sci-fi junkies, prepare for “The Ultimate Doctor Who Screening,” a 50th anniversary celebration featuring classic episodes of the British television series, 1-4 p.m. April 27 at Ferguson Theatre at Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan. Admission is free. Visit www.theultimatetv.webs.com/doctorwho.htm .
Soulful baritone Michael McDonald, who helped his band the Doobie Brothers make it to the Vocal Hall of Fame, performs Doobie Brothers hits along with selections from his own cachet of songs, at 8 p.m. April 26 at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main, St. Charles. Tickets are $59-$125. Call (630) 962-7000; www.oshows.com .
Chicago Music and Dance International’s 2013 World Dance Day celebration at 2 p.m. April 28 at Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport, includes numbers by Chicago Dance Crash, Nomi Dance Company, Hip Hop ConnXion HQ, Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, Dukati and Biseri Folklore Ensemble and State Street Dance. Tickets are $16-$28. Call (773) 935-6875; www.athenaeumtheatre.org .
The World Sport Chicago Wrestling Festival is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. The main event is Team Chicago vs. Team Iowa at noon. Other exhibitions are a round-robin youth and high school free-style (weigh-in is 7-8 a.m.); round-robin folk-style (weigh-in is 11 a.m. to noon); and a round-robin senior division free-style (ages 18 and over, weigh-in is 7-8 a.m.) Spectator admission is free. Visit www.worldsportchicago.com .
MILES DAVIS TRIBUTE
The Frank Russell Band salutes jazz legend Miles Davis during “A Tribute to Miles Davis: the Electric Years,” with special guests Dee Alexander, Corey Wilkes and Dede Sampaio, at 8 p.m. April 27 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse. Tickets are $25. Call (773) 381-4551; www.maynestage.com .
The GreenChoice Bank 5K for Earth Day run/walk in Humboldt Park , 1440 N. Sacramento, is 9 a.m. April 27. On-site registration race day is 8-8:40 a.m. Vendors will be on hand promoting the “green” movement with products and organic foods. Visit www.earthday5kchicago.com .
Soul and gospel singer Otis Clay performs, with special guest Katherine Davis, at 8 p.m. April 26 at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph. Tickets are $15-$25. Visit www.citywinery.com/chicago .
Comedian Dov Davidoff a regular on “Chelsea Lately” and frequent television guest appearing on shows that
include “Comedy Central,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” performs at 8:30 p.m. April 25; 8:30, 10:30 p.m. April 26 at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells; and 8, 10:30 p.m. April 27 at Zanies Rosemont, 5437 Park.
Admission for each show is $25 plus two-drink/food purchase minimum. Visit www.zanies.com .
Folk and blues artist Tom Rush performs at 8 p.m. April 16 at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. Tickets are $26-$28. Call (773) 728-6000; www.oldtownschool.org .
Saving Abel headlines the Rock 4 Revival tour, fund-raising concerts for disaster relief efforts across the country, at 8 p.m. May 1 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. Art of Dying and Blacklite District are also on the bill. Tickets start t $15. Visit www.viper-alley.com .
DANCE HALL MUSIC
Zambian reggae and Afro-pop musician Mathew Tembo hosts the Global Dance Party at 8:30 p.m. April 26 at the Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln. Tickets are $10. Visit www.oldtownschool.org.