OUT ON A LIMB In this week’s appendage news: Hubbard Street dancers stretch
theirs at the Harris (above); Darrell W. Cox searches for his in A Behanding in
Spokane, (details below).
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.12.11 through Tue 10.18.11:
film True Horror Film Panel
ALSO THIS WEEK: The director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) hosts a screening of the film that changed her life, The Godfather, 10/16 at the Music Box, and the South Side native John C. Reilly talks about his oeuvre 10/12 as part of the Chicago International Film Festival.
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: the former Blue Man, Chicago marathon runner, and digital media analyst Kevin Byrne, who opened up about his final weekend of freedom before moving into the Museum of Science and Industry to become its second-annual 24/7 live-in lodger, 10/20–11/17. Follow his Month at the Museum escapades on Twitter and Facebook.
“Friday I’m joining some Northwestern grad school friends at a friend’s place in River North, and I was promised some dancing and fist pumping on Hubbard Street after.
“With the marathon over, this weekend won’t consist of training, which is nice because I’ll have a lot of free time. Saturday I’m really excited to attend Open House Chicago [see “Freebies,” below]. For as many times as I’ve passed Lake Point Tower, I don’t have a sense of how it looks inside. Also, the Chicago Motor Club is a really cool old skyscraper that I want to peek inside of, and the same goes for the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist. I’m dragging my partner along with me. It’ll be some good time spent together before I leave.
“Saturday night, I have a gift card to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba that we’ll use to celebrate our sixth anniversary. Afterward, we’ll join some friends at a bar in my neighborhood, Big Chicks in Uptown. I feel like they should have a drink named after me—eh, on second thought, that would probably be a losing proposition for them.
“Sunday is dedicated to getting last-minute things for my move in. One thing that’s a must is a bathrobe. I’ve never owned one and was told I’ll need it at the museum since the shower is far from where I’ll be staying. I’m trying to avoid scaring anyone off by walking around in a towel.” —As told to Heather Youkhana
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
lit/lectures Rachel Shteir
A scintillating new history of shoplifting, The Steal retails for $25.95, but hearing its author and the DePaul prof Shteir discuss the still-fascinating cases of Winona Ryder and Hedy Lamarr? That’s a—well, you know.
GO: 10/12 at 7:30: Women & Children First, 5233 N Clark. womenandchildrenfirst.com. 10/25 at 6: 57th Street Books, 1301 E 57th. semcoop.indiebound.com/57th-street-books
Photograph: (HUBBARD STREET) Todd Rosenberg