Photo: Courtesy of Music Box Theatre
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 5.8.13 through Tue 5.14.13:
dance Tarim Uygur Song and Dance
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Photo: Jasmine KWong
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Jack Cella, general manager of the Seminary Co-Op. The bookstore celebrates its official grand opening at its new space on Saturday, May 11.
“Thursday evening, we’re going to be selling books on campus for Jeffrey Eugenides, who’s reading at the Logan Center. It starts at 5. The event is sponsored by the University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing Program. My evening will be taken with that.
“On Friday, there’s an event with Jasmine Kwong and Megan Doherty. For the last year or so, they’ve been doing a project on the history of the Co-op from 1961. They’re going to be [giving] a free 45-minute presentation starting at 6 p.m.
“[Saturday] is the grand opening celebration. We’ve been open [at our new location] since October, but we’re essentially celebrating the customers who supported us over the years. We’ll begin with a program of children’s authors. From noon until 2 or so, a Co-op employee, Kate McIntyre, is going to physically make books; she’s very talented.
“At 3 p.m., Aleksandar Hemon is going to give a keynote address. I’m not sure what he’s going to talk about but whatever he says is going to be very interesting. There will be light refreshments until 6 p.m.
“On Sunday I’m usually [at the Co-op] by 8 a.m. or so. I might go over to the Z&H Market Café for coffee and a sandwich on 57th street. It’s a great spot and great addition to the neighborhood. I usually try to go home before we open since Sunday is my only free day. I leave before noon.” —As told to Tomi Obaro
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
jazz Nextgenjazz in the Park
The young trombonist Kendall Moore leads a group called New Frontline, which features up-and-comers including trumpeter Marquis Hill and saxophonist Christopher McBride, in the latest JazzCity offering from the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
GO: 5/10 at 7. Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd. jazzinchicago.org