Thursday's best bets: Congolese guitarist Diblo Dibala at Millennium Park
MUSIC - Diblo Dibala
A legendary Congolese soukous player, guitarist Diblo Dibala showed his guitar skills early on when, at the age of 15, he landed a spot in even more legendary guitarist Franco's band. Diblo has fronted or played in several other bands since then, but his fluid leads have always been the focus. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion; 6:30pm; FREE!
ART & DESIGN - "WI Rise Up"
Justseeds artists such as Nicolas Lampert and Josh MacPhee designed many of this show's posters from Wisconsin's struggle to defend collective bargaining rights. Their work appears with photographs of the state's ongoing labor demonstrations as the Hard Times Trio performs jazz and labor songs. Art In These Times, Thu 7pm–10pm. 2040 N Milwaukee Ave (773-772-0100, artinthesetimes.wordpress.com). 7–10pm. FREE.
ART & DESIGN - Show 'n Tell Show
Michael Renaud and Zach Dodson's goofy but informative design talk show returns. This "episode's" speakers include Jim Coudal (Coudal Partners), Dawn Hancock (Firebelly), battling Illustrators Ryan Duggan and Johnny Sampson, and Veronica Corzo-Duchardt (winterbureau). A new house band, the organ/drum combo Jay Jay and the JJ's, joins stalwart sidekick SpokesMom. Lincoln Hall (2424 N Lincoln Ave, 773-525-2508, lincolnhallchicago.com) 8pm. $5
NIGHTLIFE - Creme De La Creme
L.A. and New York–based lifestyle website and promotions company dubFrequency has been on a whirlwind tour, bringing its hipster-approved soundtrack to the House of Blues. The party comes to the Foundation Room with a locals-only lineup that includes indie-electro rockers Hey Champ and Gemini Club deejaying with future boogiers Only Children, Italo dance lover Le Sprite and Devin Hudson. House of Blues. 9pm; R.S.V.P. at dubfrequency.com. FREE.