Top Five Things to Do This Week
BRITISH IMPORT, Laura Marling (above) brings her haunting, folksy, sound to the
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 6.13.12 through Tue 6.19.12:
museums Museum of Broadcast Communications
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: Sarah Herda, director of the Graham Foundation, a local foundation that offers grants to individuals and organizations working in architecture, art, and design. This Thursday, 6/14, the Graham Foundation opens Swiss graphic design Zak Kyes’s first solo exhibition in America, Zak Kyes Working With … The opening begins with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. and a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
“Friday night, I will definitely try and catch the closing performance for the current exhibition at New Capital called Harlen, Laracuente, Lichty/Earth. New Capital always programs a performance for the closing of their exhibitions. This performance is by Vanessa Smith and Andrew Pace called Smith/Pace: Cosmos; they’re doing an entire 13-hour screening of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. It begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 10 a.m. on Saturday with fresh juice.
“Saturday morning I’ll go to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park and buy everything from Growing Home. In the afternoon, I may try and see Christy Matson show, The Sun Doesn’t Show Through the Mist Until Noon, at Alderman Exhibitions. Saturday night I’ll head back to the Graham for the Joseph Hammer LAMPO performance where he’ll premiere a new piece from his Dynasty Suites.
“Sunday, I’m going to row at the Lincoln Park Boat Club, where I’ve been learning to scull with my amazing teachers Brandon Walt and Lev Sklyanskiy. We row in the Lincoln Park Lagoon. And then, on Sunday night, I’ll have dinner with my partner. Hopefully, he’ll make me a cake.” –As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
classical Grant Park Music Festival
Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No 1 is a fitting commencement for the 78th season of sprawling- on-the-grass-for-free classical music from the Grant Park Orchestra. Elgar’s plaintive cello concerto, and Dvořák’s Eighth are also featured.
GO: 6/13 at 6:30. Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Michigan and Washington. grantparkmusicfestival.com
Photography: (LAURA MARLING) Kristina Wilson courtesy of Ribbon Music; (HERDA) Michelle Litvin