ASHLEY AND SIMPSON
WHERE: Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove
WHEN: 8:15 p.m. Feb. 1
COST AND INFO: $10; twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720
ABOUT: A CD release party is planned by Ashley and Simpson at the long-running folk music venue. The ensemble blends traditional songs and instrumentation along with tight vocal harmonies reminiscent of famous duos.
BONUS ITEM: 'BRUJAJA'
WHERE: Morton West Auditorium, 2400 Home Ave., Berwyn
WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 7
COST AND INFO: Free; reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-795-6704, ext. 107; or show up that night
ABOUT: Berwyn's 16th Street Theater will present Melissa DuPrey’s "Brujaja." Directed by Miranda Gonzalez, it kicks off the 2019 Pop Up New Play Reading Series. DuPrey’s work is described as sharp, wildly comedic, centering on disenfranchised voices, and in itself an act of radical love. "Brujaja" is a play about an accidental witch, who finds that brujería holds more responsibility and power than she realized.