HITHER AND JENS Jens Lekman plays the Empty Bottle Jan 1 and 2; plus, five picks for New Year’s Eve concerts below.
Chicago Guide double dips! Don’t-miss things to do for 12.23.09 through 01.05.10; plus, top picks for rollicking NYE concerts:
parties Matzo Ball
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
galleries Barbara Crane
The Chicago photographer is the subject of not one but two concurrent retrospectives and just had a new monograph of her work published by Aperture. Not bad for 81 and still shooting.
GO: Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision. Thru Jan 10. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington. chicagoculturalcenter.org. Then/Now: The Eternal Thread of the ID Aesthetic. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology, 35 W 33rd. art.iit.edu
BONUS! FIVE WAYS TO RING IN 2010
Our top choices for New Year’s Eve concerts (tickets still available as of presstime):
rockabilly Bobby Bare, Jr.
Photography: Kristin Lidell