Top 5 Things to Do This Week
44 PRESIDENTS—AND THEY’RE FUNNY? The Neo-Futurists take on the American
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.3.12 through Tue 10.9.12:
lectures Chris Ware
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: Jonah Ansell, the Oak Park native and the director of the short animated film Cadaver, which features the voice of fellow Oak Parker Tavi Gevinson. The film debuts at the Chicago International Film Festival on 10/16.
“Breakfast on Friday will have to be at Johnnie’s Italian beef. They serve these “don’t give a shit” Italian beef sandwiches and there’s always a line around the door waiting to get the food. Later in the day I’ll head into the city and do dinner at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab House downtown. It’s a place that you can settle in connect with the people around you. It’s just the time of place that is grounding and connects people. Afterwards, I’d like to go to a movie at the Landmark theater because it always has fun indie films.
“This time of year, if I’m back in Oak Park, I go to the Oak Park Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. They have these homemade donuts there that are a great way to start a day. After, my wife and I might go to the tennis courts along the lake and get to play and be outside. That night we’ll visit one of our favorite places, New Rebozo. I think it has 42 types of mole and the owner is this larger-than-life personality who loves to experiment.
“Lots of my friends are in town this weekend, so we’ll probably go do brunch the next day and catch up in Oak Park Al’s Grill is favorite, it’s a greasy spoon kind of place that I’ve been going to since I was 13 years old.” –As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
festivals Fall Market Place
Spend the weekend basking in fall festivities from food, music, and the enormous flower bazaar that promises more than 200 Holland daffodils, tulips, and alliums.
GO: 10/5–7. Grounds open daily 8 am–sunset. Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe.
Photography: (Neo-Futurists) Courtesy of Neo-Futurists; (Ansell) Tim Will