SIBLING REVELRY The Q Brothers—that’s GQ (left) and JQ (right)—reprise their
raptacular Funk It Up About Nothin’ at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 01/19/11 through Tue 01/25/11: Four big plays and an exhibition
museums John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable once and former locals (a.k.a. people we like): iconic rocker and—surprise!—lady who lunches Liz Phair. The New Trier grad and now Angeleno plays the Metro 1/22.
“When I come back to Chicago, I’d like to visit the new wing of the Art Institute with my mom and have lunch at the restaurant there. I also love meeting friends for lunch at Indian Hill and shopping at Ikram.”
GO: 1/22 at 8. $25. Metro, 3730 N Clark. metrochicago.com
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
theatre New Stages Series
Three free staged readings remain in the Goodman’s annual showcase of new work. Inclusion in the series comes with an expectation of success—past entries have included Rain, from Regina Taylor’s now-mainstage Trinity River Plays; see above—but that shouldn’t be a problem for Comm Comm, adapted and directed by Dog & Pony Theatre Co.’s Seth Bockley from a story by George Saunders. The pair’s last collaboration, Jon, won the 2009 Jeff Award for Best New Adaptation.
GO: 1/22 at 7. Reservations recommended; see website for full schedule. Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org
Photograph: (top) Michael Brosilow