Photo: Courtesy of Mayne Stage
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 7.31.13 through Tue 8.6.13:
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Photo: Courtesy of Allison Hendrix
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Allison Hendrix, artistic associate for Kokandy Productions. The Last Five Years opens Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.
“Friday, I’ll go to yoga at Yogaview. It really helps me get out of my head before a performance. This show will be the first time in a while I’ll be performing on stage—I’ve been primarily working as a music director and pianist.
“[After the show] there’s an opening night party at Cooper’s—a pretty regular spot for people that perform theater. There’s a salad they have that’s really simple—arugula, blue cheese, and cranberry (it also has apple-balsamic vinaigrette).
“Sunday is my Rogers Park day. I like to get coffee at The Common Cup. It’s a really great neighborhood place—they have a tip jar that goes to a different local Rogers Park organization every month. Then I’ll walk around the Glenwood Sunday Market—it’s pretty small compared to some of the other markets in the city but I actually like that.
“We have a matinee, so afterwards, I hope to catch the second act of The Comedy of Errors, which is part of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Shakespeare in The Park.” —As told to Tomi Obaro
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
classical Poulenc Cello Sonata
Chicago Chamber Musicians play the Poulenc Cello Sonata.
GO: 8/5 at 12:15. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington. cityofchicago.org