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Monthly Coffee Houses Wind Down as Outdoor Venues Gear Up

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They seem to think there will be a Spring and Summer here soon. We can only hope.

Monday, Cinco de Mayo.

Sue Fink, Jenny Bienneman, and Steve Dawson at Uncommon Ground, 1401 Devon Ave, Chicago. 7 PM. $7.

Ben Bedford, Julian Lage, and Chris Eldridge at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7:30 PM. $15 - $27.

Tuesday, May 6.

Mad Bread at Martyrs', 3855 Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Mother's Day Special, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Ellen Stanley, aka "Mother Banjo" live in-studio. 8 PM.

Wednesday, May 7.

Sanctified Grumblers, Crow Quill Night, Owls, and Honey Hole Johnsan at Martyrs', still 3855 Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Thursday, May 8.

Equinox at the Globe Pub, 1934 Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 9 PM.

Friday, May 9.

Chris Walz and Al Day in a house concert at casa del Tuber in Wauconda. 847-487-0464, or, for more information. 7 PM.

Sue Fink at Molly's Cafe, 915 Lawrence Ave, Chicago. 7:15 PM.

Karyn Oliver at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:5 PM. $7.

Dirt Tornado at J J Twig's, 405 Rand Rd, Lake Zurich. 9 PM.

Acoustic Music Jam in Grayslake. Contact Jeff Justman at, or 847-989-9634.

Guys with Bad Eyez at Expressly Leslie's, 110 S. Johnson Rd, Woodstock. 5:30 PM.

Saturday, May 10.

Mark Dvorak, Chris Walz, and Bucky Halker perform as part of a Tribute to Studs Terkel at the Logan Center of the University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St, Chicago. 2 PM.

The Maple Street Chapel presents a birthday tribute to Vicki Ingle of Comfort Food, titled "When I'm 64." Why they are doing this 20 years early, I have no clue. Performing will be Mark Dvorak, the George Matteson Trio, Comfort Food, Dean Milano, and John Benischek. Lilli Kuzma, folk music's answer to Casey Kasem, will be the host. And cake. There will be cake. 7:30 PM. $15 (includes cake).

Fred and Mitch Campeau, and Jim and Vivian Craig at Stained Glass Coffee House, 225 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield. 7 PM. $15.

Bonnie Koloc and Susan Werner at the Arts Center of Elgin Community College. 7:30 PM.

Matt Anderson at the Elbo Room, 2711 Lincoln Ave, Chicago.

Jenny Biennman at Night of 1,000 Stars, at the Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 9 PM.

Jazzman Jeff Justman at the Woodstock Farmers' Market. 11 AM.

Merv Collins at Lord's Park Zoo, Elgin. 1 PM.

Sunday, May 11.

Merv Collins make a triumphant return to Beans and Leaves, 320 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove. 2 PM.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at Mandolin Cafe in Roscoe. Their web site gives neither time nor address.

Dean Milano and the Diamond Back Band at Carol's Pub, 4659 N. Clark St, Chicago. 9 PM.

That's a lotta folk music, as Patti Shaffner would say. Help your friends by sharing this on Facebook.


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