JOYFUL NOISE Sister Act, the Tony Award-winning musical, opens in Chicago.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 11.07.12 through Tue 11.13.12:
farrago Dose Market
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: Charlie Vinz, the architect, designer, and building operations director at Theaster Gates’ non-profit, Rebuild Foundation.
“Friday I’ll head to the Midway Art Fair Vernissage at Mana Arts in Pilsen. And of course, after the party, I’ll go to Skylark for the Friday night fish fry. It’s a very Catholic, and very Wisconsin, tradition to not eat meat on Friday nights. I’ve been going to Skylark since it opened, I like it because it feels inclusive even when it’s overrun by hipsters. It never feels too cool for school.
“Saturday, I’ll spend the morning leading workshops for Rebuild Foundation’s Art of Placemaking conference. Later, I want to head to the open house at the High Concept Laboratories, where the artists Sara Black and Jillian Soto are showing work—some of which I worked on with them. Then I’ll come back to the South Side to see the Low Tide Dance at the Southside Hub of Production. SHoP is this really amazing community arts space housed at the Fenn House in Hyde Park. The project is run primarily by Laura Shaeffer, but the space gets programmed almost on a daily basis by various people.
“Sunday morning I’d like to go to jazz brunch at the Parrot Cage. It’s a training restaurant inside the South Shore Cultural Center, so it’s a gorgeous spot with really nice Southern, soul-inspired food. Later, since the Packers aren’t playing, I’ll try to check out the tail end of the Umbrella Music Festival.” —As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
art Mark Porter
It’s alive! In his latest show Autohaemorrhaging Actuator, the Chicago-based artist will install sculptures that double as drawing machines. The installations will spray soap and pigment onto the walls throughout the month-long installation.
GO: 11/9 at 6. Mission Gallery, 1431 W Chicago. themissionprojects.com
Photography: (Sister Act) Joan Marcus; (Vinz) courtesy of Charlie Vinz