COLD SPRING If you missed Brian Dennehy, left, in Goodman’s 1990 staging of
The Iceman Cometh, now’s your chance to see the O’Neill specialist have at it
again—this time as pub “foolosopher” Larry Slade. Nathan Lane plays the reformed
drunk Theodore Hickman.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 4.18.12 through Tue 4.24.12:
classical Music of the Baroque
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Shane Gabier, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago fashion design prof who’s also one half of Creatures of the Wind, the Anna Wintour-approved fashion line he designs with his partner, Chris Peters. This Thursday, Gabier shepherds a record number of fashion-design seniors through runway shows of their graduating projects at SAIC Fashion Show 2012.
I’ve been with this year’s senior class since they were in their first year, so I’m really excited to see their graduation collections. Friday is the day after their fashion shows [on Thursday], which will probably be a 16-hour day. Friday morning, I’ll be back at school to teach the Advanced Fashion Portfolio class. Then that night, I’ll probably catch up on e-mail.
Saturday, I’ll definitely have brunch in Logan Square at Lula Café—my favorite restaurant of all time. I always go in saying that I’m going to get the pancakes, but their specials are always so good that I get something new. Later Saturday I’ll be working on designing the first sketch-ups for our spring 2013 shoe collection, which will be our second collaboration with [the designer] Tabitha Simmons.
Sunday, Chris and I will probably walk to New Wave Coffee in Logan Square in the morning. I usually get the Hail Mary—a Chai tea with two shots of espresso. Then I’m back in class again. I teach a fashion-design course for high school students on Sundays at SAIC. [Chris and I are] in the raw-element stages for our next collection, so I may do some sketching after. I find it really relaxing. It’s the most fun part of each collection for us.
—As told to Andrea Scott
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
art Matthew Metzger
Metzger makes paintings that synthesize abstraction, minimalism, and trompe l’oeil techniques—to unforeseen, dazzling effect. Critics and collectors still buzz about his first gallery show at Tony Wight last year, which was followed by an equally well-received solo show at the MCA. We predict that this opening night will be packed.
GO: 4/20–5/25. Tony Wight Gallery, 845 W Washington. tonywightgallery.com
Photography: (DENNEHY) COURTESY OF GOODMAN THEATRE; (LANE) MICHAEL SOFRONSKI; (GABIER) COURTESY OF SAIC