PITY THE FOOL who misses the French troupe Ilotopie’s big splash on the lake, Fous de Bassin (Water Fools).
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.19.09 through Tue 08.25.09:
farrago Naked Lunch 50th Anniversary Party
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
If the pros inspire you to give dancing a whirl, shake a leg to the superpopular Summerdance, the city’s dancing-in-the-park series that ends its season Sunday. One hour of dance lessons in a different style each night precedes two hours of hoofing to live music.
GO: Thru Aug 23: Thu-Sat from 6 to 9:30; Sun 4 to 7. Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, 601 S Michigan. chicagosummerdance.org
It’s a dark and creepy week: Watch a snippet of the otherworldly Fous de Bassin … See Barbara Dennerlein’s frighteningly fast footwork … Catch Zuill Bailey’s musical turn on HBO’s gritty Oz … Get a refresher on Weller’s unhinged turn in Naked Lunch (caution: very adult material).
PHOTOGRAPH: Jack Ng Khek Hian, Singapore