The vinyl-only Acid Test monthly welcomes the inimitable Miles Maeda to the decks before his departure to Japan to support a new residency at Tokyo’s la Fabrique. Maeda’s rich history began in Chicago and he continues to showcase house music around the globe. He also manages the Bopsa imprint, and is working on a new album. Joining Maeda is the ever-innovative James Lauer, whose performances use sampling and deck wizardry to blend elements of funk, dub, house and techno. Free admission, deep-house groove, and a rain-free forecast, means you just ran out of excuses for this special edition of Acid Test. (John Alex Colon)
March 24 at Smart Bar, 3730 North Clark, (773)549-0203.