DRIEHAUS MUSEUM Contemporary composers write pieces inspired by Chicago
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.10.12 through Tue 10.16.12:
theatre Trainspotting USA
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: Mimi Plauché, the programming director for the Chicago International Film Festival. The 48th annual fest begins 10/11 and runs through 10/25.
“Friday, I’ll likely stop at my favorite shoe store in Wicker Park, City Soles. I need to get some cool boots for the [Chicago International Film Festival]. Later, after the Friday screenings, I’ll take visiting directors and panel member to Niu’s sushi. I lived in Japan for about eight years, so I love their traditional sushi. Though, they also have these fun rolls like the ‘mellow yellow’ roll, the ‘sexy Mexican.’ After, if I’m not exhausted I’d like to end the night at the Green Mill. It always offers great music and I like that it’s also so tied up in Chicago history.
“Saturday will start off with the Green City Market. I try and go to different stands each time and see what looks fresh and good. Afterward, I might head to Floriole Bakery for a great cup of coffee and a pastry. I’ll try to make it to the Day of The Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. This weekend is a great time because the folk arts fair begins on Friday.
“Sunday, I’ll take the international jury to the Atwood Café for breakfast. I like the atmosphere and art deco style. They have a nice selection of traditional breakfast items done really well. Later, the Film Festival is honoring Joan Allen’s career, so I get to spend much of the day with her! We’ll end at the Public Hotel for a celebration.” –As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
art Night Visions
Heather Gabel is dark. The Chicago-born artist emerges from the Punk music scene exploring macabre topics such as death, grieving, and morbid ritual. Gabel’s new work is a variety of mediums including collage, photographs, and prints.
GO: 10/12 at 7. Johalla Projects, 1821 W Hubbard, suite 109. johallaprojects.com
Photography: (Nickerson House) Alexander Vertikoff; (PLAUCHÉ) Bob Dowey