BACK IN BLACK Hear Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for a cool $7.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 08.04.10 through Tue 08.10.10:
comedy Rod Blagojevich Superstar
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
classical Grant Park Music Festival
Soak up an entirely different kind of Lollapalooza with John Adams’s 1995 composition (think more trombones and tubas, less Perry Farrell), then stick around for the German violinist and critical darling Christian Tetzlaff playing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto.
GO: Aug 4 at 6:30. Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Michigan and Randolph. grantparkmusicfestival.com
ALSO THIS WEEK: On Aug 4, that international iconoclast of opera directors Peter Sellars talks to the Art Institute’s James Cuno about his work, including (we hope) a sure-to-be-memorable take on Hercules set for Lyric next spring.