A lot to choose from as we enter the Kwanznukkahmas season.
Tuesday, December 2.
A special Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma that includes the annual Holiday Hoot. Live, on the air, will be Mark Dvorak, Small Potatoes, and lotsa others. But wait, there’s more. You can be a part of the “Hoot” at the WDCB studios. Continuous entertainment from many of your Chicago favorites from 6 PM to 11 PM, give or take. Email Lilli at LKupbeat@aol.com for details. A very limited number of spaces left. $40 donation. Oh, yes, and the radio program is at 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 – 11 PM.
Thursday, December 4.
Dean Milano at Jazz at the Globe, 1934 Irving Park Rd, Chicago.
Mad Bread at Redline Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood, Chicago. 8 PM.
Suzy Boggus at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, Chicago. 8 PM. $25 – $35.
Cherish the Ladies at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.
Friday, December 5.
Jon Vezner, Sally Barris, and Don Henry at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
Bittersweet Christmas Band at Just Goods, 201 7th St, Rockford. 7 PM. Free will donation.
Mad Bread at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave, Chicago. 10 PM.
Saturday, December 6.
Holiday Singalong at Maple Street Chapel, 220 Main St (at Maple), Lombard. 7:30 PM.
Jenny Bienemann and Friends at Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 6 PM. $10.
Dave Rudolf at the Tinley Park Park District. 12:15 PM.
Patchouli at Empty Bowls, in the Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf Rd, Des Plaines. 10:30 AM.
Jennifer Cutting and OCEAN Orchestra at Acoustic Rennaisance, 11 W. Maple St, Hinsdale. 6 PM. $18
Michael Smith, Jamie O’Reilly, and a cast of many in Gift of the Magi, at St. John Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner, Chicago. 7 PM. $25.
Amy Speace, Rod Picott, and the Wild Ponies at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 8 PM. $22.
Sunday, December 7 (a date that will, live in infamy)
Mearra-Selkie from the Sea, with Linda Marie Smith, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 3 PM. $18.
Allie Ferris at Windy City House Concerts. 773-334-5776, or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. $20.
From all of us here at the Chicago Folk Music Examiner headquarters, we wish you a happy first week of December season – and please “share” on Facebook.