PRESIDENTIAL POSTURING The new documentary Life as Lincoln premieres this week at the Siskel.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 02.10.10 through Tue 02.16.10:
concerts Ladysmith Black Mambazo
ALSO THIS WEEK: Much has changed since Studs Terkel emceed the University of Chicago’s inaugural Folk Festival 50 years ago, but we’re thankful CFF stays rooted in the music of yore.
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
museums Bridal Party at the Field
And one for the marrieds (and once marrieds, future marrieds, and clever thrift-store shoppers): Wear a wedding dress or a tux to the Field Museum on Saturday, and you’ll get in free and gain entry to a bubbly-and-cake reception. While there, check out the Field’s two exhibitions devoted to dazzling rocks, The Nature of Diamonds and the Grainger Hall of Gems. Guys, a warning if you fall into the just-dressed-up-for-free-admission category: The Grainger features a DIY proposing station, so your partner in costume may be harboring certain expectations.
GO: Feb 13. Free admission 11-3; reception at 2:30 in Stanley Field Hall. Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore. fieldmuseum.org
Photography: Courtesy of Split Pillow