It seems like everybody will be in town this coming weekend. Pick your favorites and enjoy some live music.
Monday, May 11.
Mike Lewis, of Twangtown Paramours, appears at the Schaumburg Township Public Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd, at Schaumburg Road (near where Dominic’s used to be). 7 PM.
Bonus hour of Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, www.radiowayne.com. 3 AM and 3 PM.
Tuesday, May 12.
Friedlander and Hall, plus Doug Lofstrom, live in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM.
Thursday, May 14.
Jim Lauderdale at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Aver, Evanston. $15 – $35. 8 PM.
Mark Dvorak at Uncommon Ground, 1401 Devon Ave, Chicago. 9 PM.
Friday, May 15.
Bruce Roper’s “Still Life with Drumming,” featuring the Visceral Dance Troup, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. $30.
Friedlander and Hall at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
Guyz with Bad Eyez at Amy and Friends, somewhere in Woodstock. Just wander around calling for “Merv” and maybe you’ll find it. 7 PM.
Larry O. Dean, Simeon Peebler, Charley Cheney, and Sugar Still st Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 7:30 PM.
Claudia Schmidt performs a house concert at Peter and Nancy Clark’s in Oak Park. 8 PM. Nancyclark@yahoo.com for details.
Jenn Rawling, Awna Teixeira, and Huck Notari at Sutton Studios, 3417 Church St, Evanston. 7 PM. $15 – $20.
Dean Milano at the Ivy Restaurant, 120 N. Hale, Wheaton. 8 PM.
Saturday, May 16.
Brother Sun at Acoustic Rennaisance, 11 W. Maple St., Hinsdale. 8 PM. $19.
Still Life with Drumming continues at Old Town School, 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago. 8 PM. $30.
Dean Milano at Naper Settlement, Naperville. 2 PM. (Sunday, too).
Jazzman Jeff Justman at Palatine Farmers’ Market, at the Palatine METRA Station. 9 AM.
Andrew Calhoun at Potbelly, 552 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn. Noon.
Merv Collins at Chocolate Fest, at his usual haunt by Beans and Leaves, 320 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove. 1:30 PM.
Dean Milano and friends at Mac’s on Slade, 117 W. Slade, Palatine. 8 PM.
Sunday, May 17.
An hour of Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, www.radiowayne.com. 6 PM.
Friedlander and Hall, plus C.T. Thieme, at Lake County Folk Festival, at Green Town Tavern (new location), 110 S. Genesee, Waukegan. 7 PM. $12.
Final performance of Still Life with Drumming, Old Town School, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 3 PM. $30.
Rebecca Folsom at Windy City House Concerts, Chicago. 4 PM. firstname.lastname@example.org, or (773)334-5776. $20.
Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello Des Plaines Public Library, 151 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines. 2 PM.
Buffy Sainte Marie at City Winery, 1200 Randolph, Chicago. 8 PM.
Run, Boy, Run, at Pig N Weasel house concert in Evanston. www.thepigandweasel.com for details. 4:30 PM.
Dean Milano makes a triumphant return to the Naper Settlement, after Saturday’s triumphant triumph. 2 PM.
That should keep you busy. If that’s not enough, there are always reruns of Law and Order on the air every hour of every day. Remember to save a few seconds to share this article on Facebook.