Our next festival this year is the Chicago Maritime Fest, at the History Museum next weekend.
Monday, February 18.
Robbie Fulks and Pussycat Trio at The Hideout, 1354 Wabansia, Chicgo. 7 pm..
Tuesday, February 19.
A preview of the Chicago Maritime Festival on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM or WDCB.org. 7 PM.
Wednesday, Febnruary 20.
Margaret Nelson and Sue Fink lead off the lineup at Bill's Blues Redux, in the Indigo Lounge of the Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington, Evanston. 5:30 PM.
Thursday, February 21.
Another musicless Thursday. If you have a gig today, how comes you didn't let me know? I'm a pseudojournalist, Jim, not a mind-reader.
Friday, February 22.
Open mic (not mike) at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM.
Eric Noden at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago. 6:30 PM.
Whitey O'Day at the Irish Mill, 26592 Route 83, Mundelein. 6 PM.
Acoustic Music Jam in Grays Lake. Contact Jeff Justman at (847)989-9634, or email@example.com for details.
Saturday, February 23.
The Chicago Maritime Festival at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St, Chicago. The good stuff starts at 10 AM, goes to 4:30, takes a dinner break, and the really big concert is at 7 PM. Led by the major domos, Chris and Tom Kastle, the lineup includes Bounding Main, Forebitter, Talitha MacKenzie, David Jones, Lee Murdock, David HB Drake, and the Old Town School Shanty Singers. $30 for an all-day pass. Chicgomaritimefestival.org.
Whitey O'Day's birthday celebration at the Irish Mill, 26592 Route 83, Mundelein. 9 PM. Whitey, you've had so many birthdays, and some poor people have had so few. Is that fair?
We wonder: if everyone who has a gig this week were to share this article on Facebook, how much wider would our exposure be? Maybe even a few more people would come out to hear the music. Just sayin'.