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As part of his U.S. tour, Morrissey will perform with keyboardist Kristeen Young on Friday, June 13, at Chicago’s Civic Opera House. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are available at www.Ticketmaster.com.

City Winery marks the 76th birthday of Bill Withers, singer of Ain’t No Sunshine, Just the Two of Us and Lean on Me with a performance by tribute band Slab Fork ($10) and a wine pairing ($25 music total) on Wednesday, July 16, at its space on 1200 W. Randolph Street in Chicago. The venue also welcomes Berlin featuring Terri Nunn and Vapornet (July 1); Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses (July 6); Matthew Sweet (July 25); The Bangles (July 27-28) among other during the summer. For more information, visit www.citywinery.com.

The fourth annual Eye on India Festival presents Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project for free at noon on June 25 at the Hamdard Center on 1542 W. Devon Avenue, followed by a performance at 8 p.m. at the Old Town School of Folk Music on 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. For details, visit www.eyeonindia.com.

The honky-tonk band The Lawrence Peters Outfit will perform at The Gift Theatre’s artist-friendly fundraiser The Season Release Bash on Sunday, June 29 at the Fischman Liquors and Tavern Back Lot on 4780 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Tickets ($25) include unlimited beer courtesy of Left Hand Brewing Co., and are available at thegifttheatre.org.

From July 31 through August 3, Metro hosts a series of evening shows featuring Lollapalooza performing artists at its space on 3730 North Clark Street. Visit www.metrochicago.com for tickets and more information.

Irish musician Imelda May will perform Wild Woman on Sunday, August 3, at at Chicago’s Park West on 322 W. Armitage Avenue. For tickets, visit www.jamusa.com/park-west.

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