Photo: Joshua Longbrake
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 9.25.13 through Tue 10.1.13:
festivals Design Harvest
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Photo: Courtesy of Jackie Taylor
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Jackie Taylor, founder and executive director of Black Ensemble Theatre. It’s All-Right To Have A Good Time: The Curtis Mayfield Story is playing now.
“Friday, I’m going to A Raisin in the Sun, which is my favorite play at the Timeline Theatre. The play is just written so well that it transcends race and color. I’ll probably go to Anna Maria’s Pasteria [for dinner beforehand]. They have a seafood pasta dish to die for.
“Saturday, I am going to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. I’m just going to hear a whole lot of wonderful jazz singers, sit out in the air.
“Sunday, I’m going to see It’s All-Right To Have a Good Time: The Curtis Mayfield Story. It opened last week. A lot people don’t understand the depth of his work and how much music he actually wrote. I enjoy watching the audience as they learn things that they never knew before, and the actors that plays Curtis Mayfield are superb.” —As told to Tomi Obaro
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
readings The Congo Square Theatre Company: Reading of The Warmth of Other Suns
As part of the city’s One Book, One Chicago program, the theatre troupe performs an excerpt from Isabel Wilkerson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Great Migration.
GO: 9/30 at 6. Free. Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S State. chipublib.org