Top 5 Things to Do This Week
AZHAR AND HIS GUITAR Arieb Azhar (above) brings a mix of Pakistani folk and
Irish ballad traditions to the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 7.4.12 through Tue 7.10.12:
galleries Indirect Observation
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: Eliza Myrie, a Chicago-based artist with pieces currently in Local Metrics: Majeed, Mooses, and Myrie at the Logan Center for the Arts and Skyscrapers: Art and Architecture Against Gravity at the MCA.
“My studio is in Rogers Park, so on Friday evening I’ll probably take the bus down to Landmark Century on Clark to see the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. I’ll definitely have a paleta in hand because, with the hot weather, paletas are something I indulge in. After the film, I’ll head back north and stop by Simon’s Tavern on Clark. I love it because it’s low profile and within walking distance of my house and my friends.
“On Saturday I’ll visit Hyde Park to see Dawoud Bey’s show, Picturing People, at the Renaissance Society. When I'm down there, I like to eat at the great little college places on 57th street like Z&H Market or Medici Café.
“In the afternoon I’ll come up to Montrose Beach. I’ll probably stop at Urban Orchard on Clark Street. It’s a useful extension of Andersonville's Wednesday farmers market. They locally source everything. At the beach, my friends and I will most likely grill into the evening. Later we might check out Acre where the bartenders are super knowledgeable and can tell you about whatever you’re drinking.
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
museums From the Land of the Morning Calm: Traditions of Korean Art
This new show, culled from the Smart Museum’s collection, traces Korean painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and handicrafts from the Bronze Age to the present day.
GO: 7/5–9/9. Open Tue-Sun 10–5. U of C, 5550 S Greenwood. smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Photography: (ARIEB AZHAR) Shahzad Ali Mirza; (MYRIE) Jessie Mott