A scene from ‘From Doo Wop to Hip Hop’
From Doo Wop to Hip Hop at the Black Ensemble Theater

“This weekend, I hope to catch From Doo Wop to Hip Hop at the Black Ensemble Theater. It's a tale with tunage running the musical spectrum from The Platters to Kanye. While I’m up there, I’ll probably hit up the Green Mill for some late-night jazz.” —Catey Sullivan, contributing theatre critic

“After carb-loading on Saturday morning, I’m heading to the marathon Die Meistersinger at Lyric. I’m especially looking forward to hearing local girl made good Amanda Majeski as Eva. I’m not going out anywhere afterward, because the five-and-a-half hour production is enough for me.” —Graham Meyer, contributing music critic

“On Saturday I will be attending the 3-year anniversary exhibition celebration at LVL3 gallery, one of Wicker Park’s few remaining alternative exhibition venues. It is from 6–9 p.m. at 1542 N Milwaukee, third floor. Beforehand, I’ll grab a cocktail at The Violet Hour because I never miss a chance to drink there when I’m in Wicker Park, and also because they’re featuring a new mural by Doug Fogelson.”—Jason Foumberg, contributing art critic


Photograph: Courtesy of Cathy Taylor Public Relations