HEAVY METAL The Field breaks out the karats—including this 18K brooch
designed by Paloma Picasso in 1988 for Tiffany—in its new exhibition, Gold.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.20.10 through Tue 10.26.10:
film Tony & Janina’s American Wedding
ALSO THIS WEEK: Chicago Short Film Brigade returns for two shows, Oct 21 and 24, at the Hideout, brought to you in part by one of our stunning 2010 singles, the filmmaker extraordinaire Xan Aranda. And at Northwestern, WBEZ’s Gabriel Spitzer recruits a few NU scientists to weigh in on the Oct 20 program Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films.
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
concerts Scott Lucas & the Married Men
Lucas, one-half of the hard-rock duo Local H, has been busy. In addition to releasing a new H album, Awesome Mix Tape #1, he’s debuting a new EP, Absolute Beginners, with his side project, the Married Men (only 85.7 percent of whom are actually men). Hear Beginners played live in its entirety at the Empty Bottle this week; an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 25 with “Lucas” in the subject line gets you in for free. Awesome, indeed.
GO: Oct 26 at 10. Free with RSVP; $8 at the door. Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western. emptybottle.com
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND-ISH
“I’m going to be in St. Louis this weekend for a reading, but the first thing I’ll do when I get back Sunday evening is grade papers at Atomix cafe [Levin teaches creative writing at the School of the Art Institute]. If I were here, I’d be trying to relax. I would reread this book I love called The Avian Gospels, by Adam Novy, another Chicagoan who’s in California right now. And I’d be getting food. Corn fritters at Old Oak Tap. Sometime soon I want to see Let Me In. A bunch of my students who saw the first one and loved it claim this one is really good. There’s this scene in the original where cats attack and kill a woman. I was really freaked out by that moment, and I feel like that’s going to be the thing—how they handle that moment—that determines whether I like the remake.”
• Or catch him Oct 27 at 7 at the Oak Park Public Library
Photography: (Brooch) © Tiffany & Co. Archives; (Levin) Taylor Castle