The Top 5 Things To Do in Chicago This Week

Amy Schumer does stand-up, Itzhak Perlman plays violin, and Wilson Phillips performs at a street festival.

Amy Schumer
Photo: Comedy Central

AMY SCHUMER The New York–based comic hits up the Horseshoe Casino.

THE FIVE

Don’t-miss picks for Wed 8.7.13 through Tue 8.13.13:

1

comedy Amy Schumer
Breast cancer, masturbation, one-night stands—nothing is off-limits for this hilarious New York–based comic.
GO: 8/9 at 8. $19–$34. Horseshoe Hammond, 777 Casino Center, Hammond, Ind. horseshoehammond.com

2

classical Itzhak Perlman
The violinist plays the Mendelssohn violin concerto, a piece that might be as famous as he is.
GO: 8/7 at 8. $10–$100. Lake Cook and Green Bay, Highland Park. ravinia.org

3

theatre Cabaret
A 26-piece orchestra and all-girl onstage band are just two things you can look forward at this revamp of the classic dark musical.
GO: 8/10–25. $32–$92. Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston. light-opera-works.org

4

parades Bud Billiken
Barack, Kanye, R. Kelly, both Daleys–they’ve all made appearances at the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade. Drill teams, marching bands, and local luminaries celebrate school’s return.
GO: 8/10 at 10. Free. Martin Luther King from 39th to Washington Park. budbillikenparade.com

5

festivals Northalsted Market Days
It’s a major ’90s redux at the gayest outdoor festival that isn’t Pride. Bubblegum pop star Aaron Carter, trio Wilson Phillips, and David Cassidy perform.
GO: 8/10–11 from 11–10. $8 suggested donation. N Halsted between Belmont and Addison.

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND

Julia Huff
Photo: Courtesy of Julia Huff

Julia Huff

Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Julia Huff, of Julia Huff & the Company Band. She performs at the MCA’s Tuesdays on the Terrace on Tuesday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m.

“On Thursday nights, I try to catch Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra at the Green Mill. They play big band music every Thursday and people dance.

“Friday, I like to go biking on the lake and then I usually stop at ZBerry. I’m pretty faithful to the original tart flavor. Friday night, I usually perform at Katerina’s. There’s a dinner set and a late night set. The earlier stuff is jazz. I like to catch the late night—there’s more dancing.

“Saturday, I’ll probably go and have lunch at El Barco Mariscos. I love Mexican food and they usually have a Latin band playing. They also have the hottest salsa in the city. I’ll be performing at City Winery on Saturday for a private event. I’m excited to perform in that space.

“On Sunday nights, there’s a soul jam session at City Life Cocktail Lounge that I like to go to. Anderson “Sonny” Edwards runs it.” —As told to Tomi Obaro

FREEBIE OF THE WEEK

film Zoolander
Get your Magnum look ready.
GO: 8/13 at dusk. Lakeshore and Fullerton. lpzoo.org

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