LEAK EFFECT An aerial view of a holding pond used to store water left over from bitumen processing, as seen in Petropolis, screening this week at Chicago Filmmakers
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.11.10 through Tue 08.17.10:
opera High Cs on the High Seas
film Jason Simon’s One-Minute Film Festival
classical Fifth House Ensemble
concerts Rufus Wainwright
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
film The Blues Brothers
If you’ve watched The Blues Brothers once, you’ve watched it 1,000 times—but unless you’ve seen it on the grounds of the Joliet Prison, you’ve never seen it quite like this. Part of the Rolling Roadshow, a traveling film fest that screens flicks on locations where the movies were shot or set, Friday’s program joins the ranks of Robocop in Detroit and On the Waterfront in Hoboken. BYO blanket or lawn chair; sunglasses and fedora recommended but not required.
GO: Aug 13 at 8:15. Old Joliet Prison, 1125 Collins, Joliet. rollingroadshow.com
concerts The Juan MacLean
You were a model employee Friday and stuck it out until 5 p.m., long after everyone else had slipped away under the auspices of “summer hours.” Reward yourself Monday with some mid-day hooky and catch this band, LCD Soundsystem’s labelmate and pal, spinning an alfresco lunchtime set as part of Millennium Park’s Edible Audible Picnic series.
GO: Aug 16 at noon. Pritzker Pavilion, Michigan and Randolph. millenniumpark.org
Photograph: © Greenpeace/Eamon Mac Mahon