FISTS OF FURY: Summer camp goes commando in the new documentary Win or Lose.
Don’t-miss events for 05.27.09 through 06.02.09
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FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
We’re three-for-three when it comes to Tuesday freebies. First, the cast of the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet—about the singular day in 1956 when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley convened for a storied recording session—plays a free concert in Millennium Park. For a less roof-raising but equally compelling concert, lend an ear to Mozart’s “Gran Partita,” the opener of this year’s summertime Rush Hour series (Daley dubbed Tuesday “Rush Hour Concerts Day” in the series’ honor). Finally, and this is a biggie, the McArthur fellow and 2008 National Book Award winner Aleksandar Hemon joins slate.com honcho Jacob Weisberg for a free lit chat.*
GO: Million Dollar Quartet: June 2 at 6:30. Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Michigan and Randolph. milliondollarquartetlive.com. Rush Hour: June 2. Reception at 5:15; concert at 5:45. St James Cathedral, 65 E Huron. rushhour.org. Hemon and Weisberg: June 2 at 6. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington. Reservations recommended: 312-742-0821
Josh “J2K” Young, one half of the hipster-approved DJ duo Flosstradamus, was among Chicago’s top 20 singles of 2008. Who will make our hot list this year? You’ll have to stay tuned for our July issue to find out, but you can get tickets to Summer Lovin’—our annual singles-studded bash at the MCA—now. … For the back story behind Hemon’s award-winning The Lazarus Project, read Geoff Johnson’s compelling The Lost Boy, from the May issue of Chicago.
PHOTOGRAPH: Courtesy of Louis Lapat