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Tonight: New Music Mondays

Plus, Turkish Festival and comedy benefit



    Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The St. Charles Fine Art Show
    New Music Mondays kicks off in Millenium Park tonight.

    DOWNTOWN SOUND: The popular free series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays, returns to Millennium Park for a second summer, featuring an eclectic mix of music discoveries, cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. The series expands this year to ten double-bill concerts, and tonight, Montréal-based psychedelic and ethereal indie rock group, The Besnard Lakes kicks things off along with the return of Chicago rock group The Ponys. 6:30 p.m., Pritzker Pavilion, FREE

    YOUNG TURKS: Chicago goes Turkish today with the kickoff of the eighth annual Turkish Festival in Daley Plaza which turns into a Middle Eastern bazaar with demonstrations of art, film, dance, music and gourmet food. It all goes down Monday through Wednesday this week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the live performances between noon and 2 p.m. 50 W. Washington St., FREE

    YUK IT UP: The Center on Halsted hosts Moneybottom's Revenge, a comedy extravaganza benefit show that includes live sketches and video, musical performances, improv and an air guitar performance from champion Nordicthunder. Proceeds help support the center's programs. 8 p.m., 3656 N Halsted, $15