SONGS FOR A SONG The one street fair you shouldn’t miss this summer? The imminently affordable Wicker Park Fest, featuring the Chicago bands Local H (left) and Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 07.28.10 through Tue 08.03.10:
classical Orion Weiss
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
classical Portland Cello Project
Almost every indie-rock band has a token cellist these days, but this label-defying group is composed solely of strings. The classically trained ensemble plays pop covers (think Outkast’s “Hey Ya!”), original compositions, and, for the traditionalists, Bach. What’s cooler than cool, Johann? Ice cold.
GO: Aug 2 at 6:30; part of the series Dusk Variations. Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Michigan and Randolph. millenniumpark.org
Photography: (Local H) Wickedmindstudios.com; (SYGC) Casey Black