OH, GOODNESS, YES Will Jerry Lee Lewis shake the Congress to its rafters? Fingers
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 07.06.11 through Tue 07.12.11:
rock Local H
ALSO THIS WEEK: Just want the hits, hold the esoteria? Local H plays West Fest the following day.
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: the radio personality and award-winning journalist Tony Sarabia, host of Radio M on WBEZ.
“We’re actually going out of town to somewhere I haven’t been since the summer of 1981: Door County, Wisconsin. We’re actually going to the door of Door County, a small town called Algoma—our friends are renting a house there. It’s about three hours away. My partner Andy and I will leave Friday morning, right after breakfast at Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Wilmette. I’ve never been to that location. I’m like a pancake snob. I lived in Oak Park for 13 years before moving to Roger’s Park last October, so for me, Lou Mitchell’s is the hands-down best.
“We’ll definitely go to Al Johnson’s. They are famous for having a sodded roof with grazing goats on it. There’s even a goat cam. It’s just a cool little rustic Swedish restaurant—even more so than Ann Sather. The waitresses all dress up.
“On the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula, Cave Point County Park is just this gorgeous park that has these cliffs and underwater caves. When you take the road that leads there, you can hear the whistling of the caves before you see the park. Maybe we’ll take a ferry to Washington Island and do some fishing. Right after I graduated from high school, I went salmon fishing there with my friend and his dad. I caught two 35-pound coho salmon. They took about 45 minutes each to reel in. We rented mopeds, which was a big thing back in ‘81. It’s kind of hilly and there’s not a lot of car traffic. I’m hoping they have scooters or mopeds so we can tool around the island.”
—As told to Jenna Marotta
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
galleries The Post Family
This local design collective does a lot of things—all of them well: They run a popular website, as well as a letterpress and screen-printing studio, and they regularly curate shows that double as lively community gatherings. In other words, prepare for a party when the group takes over Chicago Urban Art Society.
GO: Opening reception 7/8 at 6. Exhibition continues through 8/27. Chicago Urban Art Society, 2229 S Halsted. chicagourbanartsociety.org
Photography: (LEWIS) Courtesy of Jerry Lee Lewis; (Sarabia) Courtesy of WBEZ