CALL OF THE BAGPIPE The Irish American Heritage Festival, above, brings men in
kilts and over 100 artisans, musicians, and restaurants to Chicago’s streets.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 7.11.12 through Tue 7.17.12:
folk Red Stick Ramblers
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: Carrie Coon, local actress who currently stars in Three Sisters at Steppenwolf.
“Friday, I’ll go to M. Henry in the morning for breakfast. I love their bread pudding. Later in the day I might catch a class at Sivananda Yoga on Bryn Mawr. They have a great meditation course there. I know a lot of actors who have gone through their program. I have a show on Friday night, but I might stop by Dawali beforehand. It’s a great Mediterranean place across from the theater. The chicken Shawerma sandwich is amazing and their lentil soup is a hearty grab and go.
“Saturday, I’ll try and go to Hollywood Beach. I often just grab a book and head down there. But, because I’m in a period piece, I always have to wear a t-shirt and sun hat. In the afternoon I’ll head to the Athenian Room in Lincoln Park. The Kalamata chicken is one of the best meal deals in the city! I go there practically once a week. Later, after the Saturday night show, the cast has a tendency to go to the Black Duck Tavern & Grille. I usually have a martini and take advantage of their 11 p.m. taco bar.
“Sunday mornings you’ll find me playing soccer with the Chicago Sport and Social Club. And if I have time, I’ll try and make it to the Waterfront Café. It’s a sneaky little spot. I just stumbled on it walking down Sheridan. I love their sangria and it’s the perfect place to go at sunset.” –As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
festivals DuSABLE MUSEUM ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The annual culture fest features some Chicago greats including Muntu Dance Theatre, the Taylor Moore Band, and the soul tenors Stevie Robinson, Michael Scott, and Devin Thompson.
GO: 7/14–15 from 1 to 8. DuSable Museum, 740 E 56th Place. dusablemuseum.org
Photography: (IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL) Stacy McReynolds; (COON) Joel Moorman courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company
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