MIKE SHANNON, PRIVATE EYE The Chicago stage vet and Oscar nominee stars in The Missing Person at the Siskel.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 01.13.10 through Tue 01.19.10:
concerts Chris Potter, Kenny Werner
ALSO THIS WEEK: Following a 2008 dip into December’s Messiah-saturated waters, the vibrant Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah resumes its spot as an MLK celebration, Jan 16-17 at the Auditorium Theatre.
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
Sunday marks your last chance to see this weird and wonderful exhibition of artists from the nation’s bulging, if often overlooked, midsection, worth the visit for Chicagoan Deb Sokolow’s moody, noirish site-specific installation alone. The Smart’s Stephanie Smith, who assembled the show via a series of road trips with two counterparts from the Netherlands’ Van Abbemuseum, leads a closing tour Jan 17 at 2.
GO: Thru Jan 17. Smart Museum, U of C, 5550 S Greenwood. smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Photography: The Missing Person