Photo: Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 6.26.13 through Tue 7.2.13:
parades Chicago Pride Parade
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Photo: Courtesy of 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