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The Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago This Week

See Janeane Garofalo, tour the Palmer House, and watch the Joffrey tackle its next 19th century Russian ballet.

Get some original boots at Modern Vintage Chicago   Photo: Courtesy of Modern Vintage Chicago

THE FIVE

Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.16.13 through Tue 10.22.13:

1

shopping Modern Vintage Chicago
In conjunction with Chicago Fashion Week, nab all sort of goodies at this two-day market, put on by the folks at Randolph Street.
GO: 10/18–10/20. $8–$30. Randolph Street Market, 1350 W Randolph. randolphstreetmarket.com

2

architecture Palmer House Tour
Get an inside look at one of the city’s chintziest hotels during this two-day festival put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
GO: 10/27 at 9 a.m. Free. 17 E Monroe. openhousechicago.org

3

dance La BayadÈre
Fresh off its originalist take on Stravinsky, the Joffrey tackles another 19th century Russian ballet, this time about an Indian temple dancer.
GO: 10/16–27. $31–152. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress. joffrey.org

4

comedy Janeane Garofalo
Watch the underrated comedienne with a brash, honest world view at Mayne Stage. She’ll also make a cameo at The Green Mill’s free Paper Machete show this Saturday.
GO: 10/18–19 at 10:30 p.m. $30–$40. Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse. maynestage.com

5

exhibits Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
Look through nearly 300 drawings, scripts, and costumes from the icon’s films.
GO: 10/16–5/4; open daily 9:30–4. Timed-entry tickets required, $7–$9, not including general admission. General admission free (kids under 3) to $18. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore. msichicago.org

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND

Charlie Coffeen
Charlie Coffeen Photo: Courtesy of Charlie Coffeen

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.

“On Saturday, Deltron 3030 is performing at the House of Blues and I’ve never seen them live. I have a couple friends who are performing with them; they’re doing a big string production.

“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

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