Photo: Courtesy of Court Theatre
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 9.4.13 through Tue 9.10.13:
classical Beethoven Festival: Love 2013
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Photo: Courtesy of the Art Institute
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: artist Rachel Niffenegger, whose exhibition Flesh Club opens on Friday, September 6 at Western Exhibitions.
“Friday evening, I’m planning on having dinner and cocktails with my mom and my sister before my [reception] from 5–8. We’re going to Paramount Room. Their wagyu beef burger is one of the best in city.
“Then [at 5], it’s my opening, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit is called Flesh Club, and it’s a display of drawings and sculptures that complicate the notion of the performative body.
“Saturday, I’m going to the Hideout Block Party. Girl Group Chicago, who describe themselves as Chicago’s all female 1960s cover band supergroup, are performing at 2. Plus, I love the Hideout—their block party is always super fun and high energy. I’ll also stick around for Aimee Mann and Ted Leo.
“Saturday night, I’m going to Fiesta del Sol in Pilsen with my family. I haven’t been there before but my brother-in-law is Mexican and he’s very particular about Mexican food. It’s one of he and my sister’s favorite places to go.
“Sunday is my husband’s birthday and we’re going to have brunch at m.henry in Andersonville. I’m a big polenta or grits person, so the bacon wrapped baked eggs with polenta and mixed field greens is my go-to.” —As told to Tomi Obaro
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
opera Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
Get a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season at the annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, featuring Ana María Martínez from Otello, among others.
GO: 9/7 at 7:30. Free. Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph. cityofchicago.org
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