It may not be on your calendar, but National Tap Dance Day falls on a holiday weekend this year, and as every year, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project is celebrating in grand style with a dance performance showcasing leading tap dancers from Chicago and France. Performers include Julie Cartier of Especially Tap Chicago, Reggio The Hoofer McLaughlin and Jimmy Payne, Jr. and French claquettiste Roxane Butterfly along with live music provided by the Jermey Kahn Trio and a tribute to the rhythmic legacy of the late James Brown. Muriel Foster, one of the original Dyerettes who performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole and the like in the 1940s, will also be honored with an award that she will accept in person. A free tap-dance class is provided (no tap shoes required) one hour prior to each concert. (Dennis Polkow)
Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble, (773)342-4141. Thu-Sat 8pm. $15-$25.