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Evanston Outside: Music, ice cream and a magic show

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Concerts this week offer hip-hop, soul, and gospel music, and other events include an ice cream social and an astronomy presentation. See what’s outside this week:

Tuesday’s Starlight Concert in the Park is at Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue, featuring Tukkiman and his unique mix of Afro-Beat, world, hip-hop, reggae and English pop, starting at 7 p.m.

The Chicago Soul Revue delivers its tribute to the classic soul of Motown, Memphis, Philly and Chicago at Northwestern’s Lunch on the Lake on Wednesday at noon. The concert at Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, is free, as is the watermelon and picnic pads. Lunch is available for $10-11.

Come back to Norris on Wednesday at 8 p.m. for the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and free ice cream.

There’s more Motown, soul and rock & roll on Thursday at Fountain Square where the Second Hand Soul Band performs in the Thursday Night Live Concert Series, starting at 7 p.m.

Go inside to see outside for the CIERA Astronomy Evening at the Dearborn Observatory on Friday night, from 9 to 11 p.m. The free program on the NU campus at 2131 Tech Drive begins with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

Gospel singer Mavis Staples with special guest Marc Broussard will be performing on Friday at Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St. as part of the Out of Space concert series. Tickets are $45-85.Gates open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7.

Pop over to the Evanston History Center Ice Cream Social on Saturday and enjoy ice cream, popcorn, lemonade and performances by The Ridgeville Band, between 1 and 2 p.m. and Kevin Kelly’s magic show between 2 and 3 p.m. The history center is in the Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St.

The Out of Space concert continues with the Indigo Girls with special guest Lydia Loveless on Saturday night, also at Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St. Tickets are $40-75.Gates open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7.

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