What to Do This Week in Chicago

Chicago SummerDance is back! Plus, two major art exhibitions are opening, She and Him are playing, and Pride Week is parading.

A painting from the ‘Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity’ exhibit
Photo: Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago
 

THE GREAT EXHIBIT Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity opens Wednesday June 26 at the Art Institute.

THE FIVE

Don’t-miss picks for Wed 6.26.13 through Tue 7.2.13:

1

art Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
The critically-acclaimed exhibit, featuring the work of French painters Degas, Monet, Manet, Seurat and others, finally comes to Chicago.
GO: 6/26–9/22. For adults, $20 for Illinois residents; $18 for Chicago residents. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave. artic.edu/aic

2

dance Chicago SummerDance
The popular dance series is back. The whole shebang kicks off with zydeco—New Orleans folk music—courtesy of Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys and Buddy Bates & Rebecca Unger.
GO: 6/27 at 7:30. Free. Grant Park, 601 S Michigan. chicagosummerdance.org

3

art Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes
If Chris Ware and Robert Crumb had a love child, it would be Clowes—who was born and raised in Hyde Park and returns to Chicago for a retrospective exhibition of more than 125 of his beautifully crude drawings.
GO: 6/29–10/13. $12. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago. mcachicago.org

4

music She and Him
Bless the singer-actress Zooey Deschanel and her musical partner M. Ward. Their idea of modern is Blondie’s 1978 song “Sunday Girl.”
GO: 6/29 at 7:30. $40. Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W Lawrence Ave. aragon.com

5

parades Chicago Pride Parade
Two full weekends of Pride culminate in this annual parade in Boystown. Former NFL player Wade Davis is the grand marshal.
GO: 6/30. Free. Starts at Montrose and Broadway. chicagopride.gopride.com

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND

Rebecca Zorach
Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Zorach

Rebecca Zorach

Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Rebecca Zorach, professor of art history at the University of Chicago and curator of the exhibit AFRICOBRA: Philosophy opening at the Logan Center of the Arts on Friday, June 28.

“Friday morning, I’m on call for the exhibition [AFRICOBRA: Philosophy]. It’s a three part collaboration between the South Side Community Art Center, the Logan Center of the Arts and the DuSable Museum. This exhibit is the second part and it’s about the founding members of AFRICOBRA, [a group of black artists] who formed a black aesthetic from the South Side of Chicago in the late ’60s.

“On Saturday, I’ll take my son to a Wiggleworm class at the Old Town School of Folk Music. We sing children’s songs, blow bubbles, and play the tambourine. I really like the teacher, Shanta Nurullah— she has a lot of energy but she also has a calming influence.

“Then there’s a panel discussion at 2 in the Logan Center with the founding members of AFRICOBRA. They’ll be talking about the formation of their philosophy, with opportunity for audience Q&A.

“Then I’m going to go to an event at the Hull-House Museum for Vivian Maier at 7. People know for her photography, but she also shot 8mm film of the South Side. South Side Projections and the Hull-House Museum are screening those films.

“Sunday, I’m going to another art opening at Art In These Times. There’s an exhibition called Crisis Image Archives that’s been curated by a frequent collaborator Daniel Tucker. It’s about visual representations in the mass media of the financial crisis.” —As told to Tomi Obaro

FREEBIE OF THE WEEK

film Yankee Doodle Dandy at Millennium Park
Catch the Oscar-winning 1942 classic at the city’s newest outdoor film series on the city’s newest big screen.
GO: 7/2 at 7:30. Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St. cityofchicago.org

 

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