FULK LORE What’s Robbie Fulks up to this Friday? Where can you hear him Monday? This and other tantalizing tips for your week below.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.18.10 through Tue 08.24.10:
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FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
concerts Tuesdays on the Terrace
The MCA’s splendiferous backyard jazz series pays tribute to the recently departed tenor-sax icon and Velvet Lounge proprietor, Fred Anderson, who had been scheduled to play the museum in June before he fell ill. Expect an especially moving set from the Chicago bassist Tatsu Aoki.
GO: Aug 24 at 5:30. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago. mcachicago.org
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Introducing a new Chicago Guide tidbit: weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals (a.k.a. people we like). First up, the Chicago musician Robbie Fulks:
“I work a lot of weekends, including this one coming up [Fulks plays the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Aug 21], but I’ve got Friday off, so I thought I might take my son to go see The Duel at the Music Box. It’s a film adaptation of the Chekhov story. I don’t know anything about the actors, but my son is kind of a Chekhov freak, and so am I; you could say we trust the Chekhov brand. And the Music Box is just about our favorite theatre. That’s the only good thing I can say about my fathering: My boys have all grown up to love the Music Box.”
• See The Duel at the Music Box: Aug 20–26 at 5:45, 7:45, and 9:45, plus 1:45 and 3:45 on Aug 21–22; $5-$9.25.
• Read our story on Fulks from the June issue
• Hear Fulks play the Hideout Aug 23 at 7 with Robbie Gjersoe and Jenny Scheinman; cover is a suggested donation of $10
Photograph: Todd Crawford