Apparently, this is happening this weekend at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy in the North Side. I guess I’ve been out of the loop because this completely came out of nowhere. Thanks to Ben Opie and his email updates, I now know about this and really hope to make it down for at least 1 night, specifically Saturday.
I saw OPEK a few years ago at Club Cafe when they did a split show of works by Miles and Mingus. Needless to say, it was incredible and I really look forward to seeing some of that Mingus material revisited on Saturday. This is HIGHLY recommended.