10:22 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Chris and Heather’s 2012 Country Calendar Show: Artist Heather McAdams’ annual calendar of country stars is brought to life with performances by Scott Ligon and Kelly Hogan (as George Jones and Tammy Wynette), the Possum Hollow Boys (Lonzo and Oscar), Robbie and Donna Fulks (Jimmy Martin), the Modern Sounds (Merle Travis) and more, 9 p.m. Friday at FitzGeralds, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Ill.,$20; ticketweb.com.
The Fifth Annual Hideout Christmas Egyptian/Cosmic Panto: Mekons fans, this is the Christmas show for you, with Jon Langford (apparently performing in drag as Cleopatra) joined by Bobby Conn, Hideout co-owner Tim Tuten and other conspirators in a very untraditional take on a longstanding British holiday tradition known as the panto, or pantomime. The early shows are “family friendly,” 7 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $12 (adults), $16 (children under 16); ticketfly.com.
Morrissey: Rescheduled from a canceled Nov. 10 show when a member of Morrissey’s band had visa problems, this concert presents the U.K. singer as a perennial whose audience has remained addicted to his charms since the demise of the Smiths back in the ‘80s, 7 p.m. Saturday at Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Av., $39.50; ticketfly.com.
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