STRIKE A POSE The photographer Malick Sidibé’s portraits of people in post-
independence Mali—including Woman in a Checkered Dress, 1971, shown here—are
on view starting 3/29 at DePaul Art Museum.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 3.28.12 through Tue 4.03.12:
museums Studio Malick
The photographer Malick Sidibé’s portraits of hip young men and women in ’60s- and ’70s-era Mali, on view starting 3/29 at DePaul Museum of Art, pulse with panache and independent spirit. They’re similar to street-style photos—and far ahead of their time.
GO: 3/29–6/3. Open Mon–Thu 11–5; Fri 11–7; Sat–Sun 12–5. 935 W Fullerton. museums.depaul.edu
concerts Anoushka Shankar
The daughter of the sitar star Ravi Shankar has absorbed the richness of Indian musical culture. A chip off the old genre-crossing block, she also blends in flamenco, fandango, and some of the other sounds of Spain.
GO: 3/28 at 7:30 $10–$26. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern U, 50 Arts Circle, Evanston. pickstaiger.org
theatre Angels in America
Court Theatre assembles an all-star cast, including Mary Beth Fisher (our best-actress pick of 2010), for Tony Kushner’s six-hour, two-play (Millennium Approaches, Perestroika), urgent, enthralling, glorious saga of AIDS in the era of Reagan.
GO: Previews 3/30–4/13; $35–$45. Regular run 4/14–6/3; $45–$65. Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis. courttheatre.org
jazz Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Given the logistics of assembling more than 50 musicians on one stage, every performance of Orbert Davis’s sprawling ensemble—a jazz-classical hybrid—is an event. This week, the group celebrates what would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 95th birthday.
GO: 3/31 at 8. $30–$69. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org
kid friendly Breakfast with the Bunny
If your little ones are on the lookout for the Easter Bunny, the zoo isn’t a bad place to start. This weekend at Brookfield Zoo, Old Cottontail not only makes an appearance, but also sits down to breakfast with the kids.
GO: 3/31–4/1 at 9 and 11. Free (kids under 2) to $39 (includes zoo admission). 8400 W 31st, Brookfield. czs.org
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
classical Civic Orchestra of Chicago
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is the CSO’s training ground for wet-behind-the-ears orchestral musicians. This week, they play Maurice Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole and Shostakovich’s Fifth, free of charge—a bargain considering the same performers could be commanding premium prices in ten years.
GO: 4/2 at 8. Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan. cso.org
Photograph: (Malick SidibÉ, Woman in a Checkered Dress, 1971) Courtesy of Gwinzegal/diChroma