GET OFF YOUR DUFF: Tickets to Steppenwolf’s First Look Repertory of New Work, including Eric Simonson’s Honest, are going quickly.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.05.09 through Tue 08.11.09:
theatre First Look Repertory of New Work
farrago Shorts Program: Chicago Connected I
concerts Lolla Afterparty at Debonair
museums Lincoln: Man or Myth?
farrago Arlington Million*
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
If you missed the trio’s rare pair of local shows in June at the Bottom Lounge, don’t skip this free alfresco jam session from Chicago’s kings of tightly wound agitation, fronted by the legendary music producer Steve Albini.
GO: Aug 10 at 6:30. Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Michigan and Randolph. millenniumpark.org
concerts Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Also this week in Millennium Park’s glitzy bandstand: the alto-sax legend Bunky Green, who has found new inspiration in teaming with some of jazz’s brightest young stars. We can’t wait to hear what kind of a fire Rudresh Mahanthappa’s boundary-pushing Chicago Legacy Ensemble lights beneath Green.
GO: Aug 6 at 6:30. Pritzker Pavilion. millenniumpark.org
Also fast, also in Arlington Heights: the opening, on Saturday, of the suburb’s first skate park, featuring a pro demo, an amateur trick competition, free snacks, live music, and lots of baggy jeans. Details: ahpd.org.
PHOTOGRAPH: Mark Campbell