VARDA’S GIRLS Big Dance Theater reinterprets Agnès Varda’s New Wave
classic Cleo from 5 to 7 at the MCA.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 11.03.10 through Tue 11.09.10:
ALSO THIS WEEK: Jake Shimabukuro, whose stunning covers of everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson are the main reason the ukulele is suddenly back in style, plays the Old Town School of Folk Music on Nov 6.
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
galleries Michael Rea
Even if you don’t remember his name, this NIU grad’s surreal sculptures will haunt your dreams. Rea constructs objects—mind-blowing replicas of tanks, guns, tools, and other mechanica—completely from memory, using unfinished wood. The pieces are nonfunctional, subtly inaccurate, and inherently ridiculous, yet so meticulously crafted, labor intensive, and beautiful as to make them undeniably compelling.
GO: Opening reception Nov 5 from 6 to 9. Exhibition continues through Dec 10. Ebersmoore, 213 N Morgan, Ste 3C. ebersmoore.com
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
WIDTW—our series of plans from notable, in-the-know locals (a.k.a. people we like)—is taking the weekend off. Maybe you should, too.
Big Dance Theater, Comme Toujours Here I Stand. Photo by Paula Court