THE DATING GAME Eligible bachelors Yasen Peyankov, Scott Jaeck, and Tracy Letts
vie to win the girl in Penelope, opening this week at Steppenwolf.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 12.07.11 through Tue 12.13.11:
museums Stray Light
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
“I’m singing Princess Pamina in Lyric’s The Magic Flute, and the 10th is our last show in December. Following that, on the 11th, I’ll be performing with the Chicago Children’s Choir. They’re doing their holiday concert—a real treat for me. The first time I heard them, I was just blown away.
“Since this is going to be a performing week for me, I’ll drink lots of tea and try to stay as quiet as possible. Too much talking for a singer is not a good thing. But I’m sort of a Korean food junkie, so if I have time, I might go to this Korean restaurant, San Soo Gab San, up in Lincoln Square. It’s my go-to place.” —As told to Jennifer Swann
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
poetry Poetry Off the Shelf
And coming this week from the Poetry Foundation: a collection of holiday-themed staged readings, including Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” read by the U. of C.’s resident Welshman, Nicholas Rudall, and directed by The Second City cofounder Bernard Sahlins. To which we say, “Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda.” Which either means, “Merry Christmas and happy New Year,” or “Where’s the toilet?”
GO: 12/11–12 at 7. Poetry Foundation, 61 W Superior. poetryfoundation.org/events
Photography: (PENELOPE) Photo by Michael Brosilow; (CABELL) Erika Dufour
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