Friday, May 8, 2009

Chicago Happenings

There are SO MANY amazing events about to take place in Chicago over the next few weeks. Here are some highlights at which I will most certainly try very hard to be in attendance.

Sunday, May 10th (12:30pm): A really cool-looking documentary is showing at Facets Cinematheque, called Inquiring Nuns. The Chicago Reader has a blurb about it here.

Wednesday, May 13th (7:30pm): As part of the ArtSpeaks lecture series, there is a Kara Walker presentation and discussion at the University of Chicago. Tickets are $20, $5 for students.

Friday, May 15th & Saturday, May 16th (Midnight): The Music Box's latest midnight movie is none other than David Croenberg's Naked Lunch, which I have been wanting to see for forever and ever. I've gotta date to this one with a certain P. Mc.-B., but you're welcome to come along as well.

Saturday, May 16th (9am-5pm): The Renzo Piano designed new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago opens! Free admission all day. (If you miss the opening, the Art Institute always has free admission from 5-8pm on Thursday evenings).

Saturday, May 16th- Sunday, May 17th: GreenFest, Chicago! A boat-load of cool speakers, including Alice Waters.

Monday, May 18th (6pm): The Chicago Public Library is hosting a lecture by Michael Pollan!

Thursday, May 21st (7pm): The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago has an exhibit of work by artist H. C. Westermann, and my very favorite art historian Robert Storrlecture on Westermann's work. I heard him speak December 6th, 2008 at the MCA on Jenny Holzer, and it was an amazingly informative experience. You can learn more about H. C. Westermann at a fun "Meet the Artist" subset of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's website here.

will be giving a free Saturday, May 23rd (5-9pm): The Chicago Printmaker's Collaborative is hosting a fun "$20 Cash and Carry" print and poster sale! The opening party is on Saturday the 23rd, but the sale lasts through June 6th. Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine should be there!

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