FREE TO BE ME Benjamin Sprunger and Patrick Andrews (right) star in About Face’s
The Homosexuals at Victory Gardens.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 06.29.11 through Tue 07.05.11:
museums Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight
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 Chicago expat and Grammy-winning jazz crooner Kurt Elling, back in town for two nights at the Green Mill.
"If we’re talking food, it will have to be quick and somehow near enough to the Green Mill to make it work out for timing. I won’t have time for chic, fancy stuff. There is a killing taqueria at the corner of Montrose and Lincoln—super-bad-for-you food, but the best. I’ll also try to stop by Lutz’s, which is just up the block. They have a charming little garden out back and the best creamed herring in Chicago. (I guess I won’t do those two on the same day.) If I have time to head down to Hyde Park, then I’ll fall by Rajun Cajun for some homemade Indian food—yep, Indian food at a place called Rajun Cajun.
GO: Elling plays with the Laurence Hobgood Trio and John McLean 7/1 at 9 and 7/2 at 8. $15. Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway. greenmilljazz.com
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
film The Social Network
Still haven’t seen this year’s Oscar winner? Movies in the Parks has you covered.
GO: 7/5 at dusk. Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N Kingsbury. Full film schedule: chicagoparkdistrict.com
Photography: (THE HOMOSEXUALS) Jonathan L. Green