QUICK TAKES This week’s highlights include a green-tinged pub crawl courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Stephen Sondheim live at the Harris, and a screening of William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (above) as part of the second annual CIMM Fest.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 03.03.10 through Tue 03.09.10:
film Chicago International Movies and Music Festival
ALSO THIS WEEK: The Magnetic Fields play the Harris; John Prine plays Rialto Square, plus Old Town School; Chris Thile plays Old Town School, too, with his group Punch Brothers, while his former Nickel Creek bandmate Sara Watkins plays SPACE; and Califone plays Lincoln Hall.
theatre Stephen Sondheim
ALSO THIS WEEK: And also at the Harris: On the heels of playing the White House’s recent day of classical music, guitarist Sharon Isbin enlists a fellow Grammy winner, the fiddler Mark O’Connor, for a highbrow hoedown.
museums Erin Go Beer!
museums Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
ALSO THIS WEEK: Dan Fisher, the U of Michigan prof and American designate to the team that first studied Lyuba’s remains, gives a talk.
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
galleries The Free Store
If you haven’t browsed the Free Store—a gallery-installation-slash-swap-meet where all goods on display are free for the taking—now’s your last chance. The bazaar features everything from comic books to clothes and wraps Saturday with a reception the artist-organizers promise will be “full of surprises.” We’ll settle for the Northern Exposure cookbook, available as of late Tuesday afternoon.
GO: Thru Mar 6. Gallery 400, Art & Design Hall, UIC, 400 S Peoria. gallery400.aa.uic.edu
ALSO THIS WEEK: The exhibition Fair Use: Information Piracy and Creative Commons in Contemporary Art and Design tackles the issue of artists’ rights at Columbia College, while a new gallery, White Box Space, launches in the Ukrainian Village.
Photography: Courtesy of Yony Leyser