Top Five Things to Do This Week
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WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Ellen Alderman, the owner of the West Loop gallery Alderman Exhibitions and program coordinator at the Graham Foundation.
“I’m looking forward to ending the work week and starting the weekend with my partner Garry at Maude’s Liquor Bar. I always tell out-of-town guests that Maude’s has the best Old Fashioned in town. I love one (or maybe two) paired with the chicken liver paté on thick toast with onion jam. After Maude’s, we’re planning on heading over to threewalls to see Mathew Paul Jink’s new moving image work, The Unreliable Narrator.
“On Saturday we’re planning on taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather with an early morning bike ride on the lakefront to test out one of Garry’s new frames. We’ll spend the rest of the day in the gallery talking to visitors about Night of the World, our current exhibition of work by Irena Knezevic.
“Sunday we’ll meet Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel for a late morning studio visit. If all goes according to plan after that, we’re planning on heading over to McCormick Place to check out the boat and RV show. Those crazy contraptions are really interesting studies in super efficient (and sometimes totally over the top) living spaces.” —As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
film The 3-Penny Was Here
It's the Dude vs. the Geek at this time-honored movie tradition: back-to-back free screenings of The Big Lebowski and High Fidelity—with $5 White Russians on hand, natch.
GO: 1/9 at 7. Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln. lincolnhallchicago.com
Photograph: (Other Desert Cities) Liz Lauren