Clinical Congress 2015 @ McCormick Place - West Building
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has arranged Clinical Congress 2015 Abstract Programs.


Peep Show: The Instant Choreography Series @ Links Hall
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From October 5, 2015 – December 7, 2015

peep-showPeep Show gives audiences a behind the scenes peek into the unique dance making processes of innovative Chicago choreographers as they develop world premiere dance works live and in the moment.

Each performance features two choreographers working simultaneously against the clock (45 min) in two different studios, to realize completely new pieces that incorporate suggestions from the audience, original music from an experimental composer (chosen by Constellation) and their choreography. The audience is invited to grab drinks and mingle between sittings in on each studio.


October 5: 7 p.m.
November 2: 7 p.m.
December 7:7 p.m.

Tap In. Turn Up @ Symphony Center
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

tap-in-turn-upThe percussive rhythms of dancing feet punctuate the sounds of classical works in a breathtaking collaboration featuring performances from Chicago-based flamenco troupe Clinard Dance Theatre and acclaimed Washington, D.C based tap-prodigy Cartier Williams. This global twist on classical masterworks begins with the Spanish sounds of Grammy® Award nominee Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos paired with contemporary flamenco movement followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s The Firebird: Suite accompanied by the staccato rhythms of tap dancing. Then, all of the dancers unite in a joyful performance set to Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances to conclude the first half of the concert. In a spectacular grand finale, the entire Chicago Sinfonietta orchestra joins together in a sultry Arabian Nights performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

Chris Cornell @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Chris CornellMulti-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Cornell has announced solo acoustic tour dates for next fall, including an October 6 date at The Chicago Theatre. Showtime is 7:30pm. $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, an organization that supports children facing tough challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “Sometimes you don’t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.” The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name. Plans have also been announced to release a brand new studio album, Higher Truth, on September 18.

Taylor Davis @ Park West
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

taylor-davisTaylor Davis is an American violinist, arranger, and composer. Davis is best known for her violin-covers of music from video games featured on her YouTube channel “ViolinTay”, where she also features performances of her own arrangements of music from films and musicals. From July 2013, she has begun releasing her own original compositions as well.

During 2012 Davis released two albums and an assortment of singles. The first album is called Gaming Fantasy, and it features tunes from various video games arranged for violin. Six months later An Enchanted Christmas was released (as the name says, this album contains a collection of warm re-arrangements of several Christmas songs). In January 2013, Davis published her third album, called Game On: 2 Player mode. It has been co-produced and arranged along with Australian pianist Lara de Wit. With the help of a MIDI keyboard and the DAW “Logic Pro”, Davis created all of the orchestral backtracks for these works.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls @ House of Blues
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

frank-turnerWhen is an underdog no longer an underdog? Is it when he’s the act who begins the Olympics Opening Ceremony? Maybe it’s when he has headlined both Wembley Arena and O2 Arena, two of the UK capital’s biggest venues? Or perhaps it’s when each of his records is bigger and more successful than the last: selling more, playing more, infiltrating the nation’s consciousness more? Or maybe it’s simpler than that: maybe an underdog is no longer an underdog when he connects in the way that Frank Turner connects, writing songs that inspire their crowd to reflect, to singalong, to holler along, to hold their arms aloft, all at once.

Mew @ Metro
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

mewSome bands take the easier route, and then there is Mew.

Matching their fascinating, enigmatic album titles and lyrics, the Danes’ music follows its own unique path, transporting a pure-pop sensibility through ever-evolving scenery and around exhilarating hairpin bends, making music as layered and expansive as it is charismatic and melodic.

Following Mew’s fifth album No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, they are releasing a career-defining record, this time with the much shorter title of +-. The symbols capture the extremities of the band’s DNA: the pop ingenuity – Mew could be the new A-Ha if so desired – and the ambitious expansion of progressive giants such as Genesis and Yes.

Club Industry Show 2015 @ McCormick Place South Building
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm

The Club Industry Show’s in-depth, cutting-edge conference program will help you in your business, inspire personal growth and provide insight into the future of the industry.

There are many ways you can participate in the Club Industry Show Conference.

Purchase a single session ticket to attend one class
Purchase a 4-pack and choose 4 sessions that fit your needs
Purchase an All-Access Pass, which allows you to attend as many conference sessions as you would like. (excludes special events)
All conference badges include exhibit hall, the keynote speaker and welcome reception.


Joan Armatrading @ City Winery
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From October 7, 2015 – October 9, 2015

joan-armatradingJoan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist.

As a three-time Grammy Award-nominee, Armatrading was nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996.

In a recording career spanning 40 years, Armatrading has released 18 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ Metro
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

julian-casablancas-and-the-voidzThrough different music connections and friends in NYC and LA, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz have come together as band over the past four years. They’ve bonded over their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant-garde music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play any style of music, they take pride in their versatility…the band consists of Jeramy Gritter (aka Beardo) on guitar—a highly skilled guitarist as well as the self-proclaimed “trailer park hero;” Amir Yaghmai—virtuoso guitarist (grew up playing violin then listening to metal); Alex Carapetis (aka Young Pirate) on drums—bringing a whole new level of rhythm to rock music; Jeff Kite on keyboard—one of the founding members and key songwriters; and Jake Berkovici on Bass—the wise stabilizing anchor (musically and vibe-wise) as well as Stevie Wonder synth-bass wonder-child. With Julian Casablancas of the Strokes on vocals as well as directing the whole thing (much like he did with early days Strokes), the band is very much a collaboration founded on old friendships and musical kinship. The Voidz recorded ’Tyranny’ in NYC.