Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.16.13 through Tue 10.22.13:
exhibits Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
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 Coffeen, pianist for Sidewalk Chalk and the Ephelon Trio. The Ephelon Trio opens for Questlove at the Shrine on Friday, October 18.
“Friday, [my band] Sidewalk Chalk is doing a masterclass at Columbia College as part of CUP, a contemporary urban popular music program. I also teach a hip hop ensemble class at Columbia. They have a performance at 1 p.m.; it’s free.
“Friday evening, the Ephelon Trio is playing J. Dilla’s Donuts, with a 12-piece group including a string quartet, a horn section, and vocals. We’ve done this show two times. It’s part of a series called “Ephelon Plays.” We choose classic albums that have influenced or informed us, from The Roots’ Come Alive, Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly, the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack, etc. I’m a big fan of Scofflaw in Logan Square, so we might swing over there afterwards for a drink. It’s always a great spot. They do the Old-Fashioned really well.
“A favorite brunch spot of mine is Rootstock, in Humboldt Park. So I might head there for brunch on Sunday morning; they have really awesome locally-grown food.” —As told to Tomi Obaro
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
jazz Rajiv Halim
Don’t miss the talented young saxophonist at the Drake Hotel.
GO: 10/17 at 7. Free. Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton. jazzinchicago.org