Y TRADE Carrie Underwood’s Sunday concert at Ravinia is sold out. No biggie. We prefer Saturday’s headliner, Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.25.10 through Tue 08.31.10:
concerts Chicago’s Finest Hour @ Hideout
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
dance Chicago Dancing Festival
Tickets are long gone for this annual free fest’s first two performances, but no reservations are needed for night 3, a whiz-bang finale featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group, Ballet West, and Joffrey, among others.
GO: Aug 28 at 7:30. Pritzker Pavilion, Michigan and Randolph. chicagodancingfestival.com
ALSO THIS WEEK: Inspired to bust a move of your own? Chicago Summerdance wraps for the season on Aug 29, with one hour of dance lessons followed by two hours of shimmying under the stars in Grant Park.
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our new series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals (a.k.a. people we like): Bunky Cushing, the gentleman-about-town who Vogue called Chicago’s “social tugboat” . . .
“I’m going to Montrose Beach, across the street from my condo, to finish a biography I’ve been—oh, what’s the word?—slugging through, The Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth II, by Ben Pimlott. And then I’m going to take the Broadway bus down to the Landmark Century Centre to see a double feature of The Extra Man and I Am Love. I’m [stocking] up on Peanut M&Ms now.”
• See The Extra Man and I Am Love at Landmark
• Read more about Cushing’s escapades on his website
• Hear Cushing share anecdotes from his years as a society insider when WBEZ’s Steve Edwards hosts Secret Lives, Public Lies, a prequel of sorts to Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s fall season. The panel, Aug 30 at 7 at Greenhouse Theater Center, also includes the veteran Trib war correspondent Storer H. Rowley, the actor Jeffrey Carlson, and Remy Bumppo’s artistic director, James Bohnen; admission is $10