GET OFF YOUR DUFF: Tickets to Steppenwolf’s First Look Repertory of New Work, including Eric Simonson’s Honest, are going quickly.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.05.09 through Tue 08.11.09:
farrago Arlington Million*
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
concerts Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Also this week in Millennium Park’s glitzy bandstand: the alto-sax legend Bunky Green, who has found new inspiration in teaming with some of jazz’s brightest young stars. We can’t wait to hear what kind of a fire Rudresh Mahanthappa’s boundary-pushing Chicago Legacy Ensemble lights beneath Green.
GO: Aug 6 at 6:30. Pritzker Pavilion. millenniumpark.org
Also fast, also in Arlington Heights: the opening, on Saturday, of the suburb’s first skate park, featuring a pro demo, an amateur trick competition, free snacks, live music, and lots of baggy jeans. Details: ahpd.org.
PHOTOGRAPH: Mark Campbell