Photo: Peter Serling
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 8.21.13 through Tue 8.27.13:
festivals Lillstreet & Ravenswood Celebration
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Photo: Courtesy of Douglas McLaren
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Douglas McLaren, head projectionist and the repertory programmer at Music Box Theatre. Sing-a-Long Trapped in the Closet takes place Friday and Saturday August 23 and 24 at 11:59 p.m.
“Friday is the opening night for the Noir City festival, so I’m definitely going to be at the theatre all day. We’re doing a tribute to Cy Endfield—he was an American filmmaker who was blacklisted in the ’50s. We’ll be showing two of his films, one recently preserved by UCLA called Try and Get Me and Helldrivers.
“Then I’ll probably have a nightcap over at Cullen’s. Generally I get a beer or one of their Scotches.
“I’m going to be at the theatre all day Saturday, but if I wasn’t there, I would at the Dusty Groove Garage Sale. The garage sale promises to have some really great stuff and it’s very cheap. Saturday is also Trapped in the Closet; this is our second time screening it. The last time we did it was in the fall of last year—we sold out two midnight screenings. A lot of people seem to make light of it, but I think it’s a pretty smart work and I’m thrilled that people can have so much fun with it.
“Sunday I’m going to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market. I go there every Sunday; I really like them, it’s a great opportunity to support local agriculture. It’ll be a family day for me.” —As told to Tomi Obaro
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
jazz Tale of the Tiger
The penultimate day of the summer jazz series, Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz features The Green Mill’s late-night foursome, the Sabertooth Organ Quartet.
GO: 8/22 at 6:30. Free. Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph. millenniumpark.org