SHAKESPEARE. SIGH. Rufus Wainwright presents his Ravinia co-commission,
5 Shakespeare Sonnets, this week.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.10.11 through Tue 08.16.11:
film The Interrupters
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: Maria Pinto, the fashion designer who rose to fame dressing Michelle Obama and now serves as the women’s creative director of Mark Shale. Also? A native Chicagoan, which we love.
“I have a friend coming in from out of town, so it’s a good weekend to be active—much better than last weekend, when I was just coming back from a crazy week in New York. She’s flying in late on Friday, then we’ll probably go to the Green Mill to hear some jazz.
“My friend hasn’t been to Mark Shale yet and I’m excited to show her what I’ve been doing, so we’ll probably do a little shopping on Saturday and she can see all of the new collections I just bought for the store, including Matin De Mai, an exclusive out of Paris. Then we’ll be so close, we’ll go to one of my favorite spots for lunch, Le Colonial.
“And dinner at Sepia, my absolute favorite. I’m very good friends with the owner and the chef, who’s always trying new things. The Sepia Mule [ginger-infused Moon Mountain organic vodka, lime, ginger beer; $12] is always a good start. I want to be sure to take my friend to places that are really unique to Chicago, so maybe Violet Hour afterward.
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
film Movies in the Parks: Grant Park
It happened so quietly you may not have noticed, but two years after the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival in Grant Park was canned due to budget cuts, movies have returned to the Loop’s backyard, now under the citywide Movies in the Parks banner. Dr. No? Yes, please.
GO: Dr. No (8/16); A Raisin in the Sun (8/23); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (8/30). All films at dusk. Grant Park, Balbo and Columbus. Full schedule: chicagoparkdistrict.com
Photograph: (WAINWRIGHT) Courtesy of Ravinia Festival