FINAL DAYS OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Shut Up and Play the Hits (above) brings
LCD Soundsytem’s final concert to the big screen.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 7.18.12 through Tue 7.24.12:
folk Square Roots Festival
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: Fred Sasaki, associate editor of Poetry magazine and one of the organizers behind Columbia College’s 8th annual Printers’ Ball—a literati fest with music, readings and lots of free paraphernalia.
“Friday evening I normally meet my family at Welles Park for free family swim—it’s a great chance to jump in the pool. There’s a place nearby that I absolutely love, La Boca della Verita. It’s a wonderful, warm place—they once invited my son into the kitchen to help them bake bread. And if I have time of Friday, I’ll check out the Space Vulture Worship Project, it’s a bunch of printers and performers making crazy art stuff at the Happy Dog Gallery. And of course the Printers’ Ball and an after party at Reggie’s Rock Club.
“On Saturday, I’ll start my day by listening to Vocalo’s Morning AM on 89.5 FM with Brian Babylon and Molly Adams, it’s the best morning show in the universe! Later, I’ll take my son to the build-your-own Lego city at IIT. It’s a one-time event that’s totally free and looks awesome. For the remainder of the day, we’ll probably get Harold’s Fried Chicken and eat it at the Kathy Osterman Beach—which my family calls a ‘beachnic.’ It’s a very friendly, scenic beachfront surrounded by the great North Side skyline.
“Sunday mornings I play basketball with guys from Time Out Chicago, Newcity, and Numero Group in Eckhart Park. Later, in the afternoon, I’ll go to outdoor swim in Chase Park. We’ll probably have dinner at Sun Wah, I love all of their barbeque and particularly their roast pork. Oh and their Peking duck is amazing.” –As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
jazz Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
The Thursday night series kicks off with the towering tenor saxophonists Edward Wilkerson Jr. and Ari Brown reprising last December’s JazzCity program Blowing in From Chicago, an homage to the 1957 hard-bop classic.
GO: 7/19; Pritzker Pavilion Millennium Park, Michigan and Washington. millenniumpark.org
Photography: (SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS) Courtesy of Oscilloscope; (SASAKI) Jacob S. Knabb