WESTERNS ON WESTERN Smith Westerns play the Empty Bottle Saturday night—
or, technically speaking, Sunday morning.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 02.23.11 through Tue 03.01.11:
classical Peter Sellars
ALSO THIS WEEK: And also at Lyric: For a more literal behind-the-scenes peek, don’t miss the opera’s annual backstage tours on 2/27 and again on 3/20. More: On 2/23, the former child prodigy Leila Josefowicz
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
What I’m Doing This Weekend is taking the weekend off. Maybe you should, too.
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
film Oscar Day Marathon
A second chance for procrastinating cinephiles: The Oak Park Public Library screens four of the ten Oscar best picture nominees—Winter’s Bone at 9 a.m., Toy Story 3 at 10:55 a.m., The Kids Are All Right at 12:50 p.m., and The Social Network at 2:45 p.m.—with one day to spare before winners are announced. Even the popcorn is free.
GO: 2/26, starting at 9 a.m. Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake, Oak Park. oppl.org/events
Photograph: Jaein Lee