Tonight at 6pm the School of the Art Institute (280 S. Columbus Drive)is hosting Wangechi Mutu, who was born in Nairobi, Kenya, educated in Britain and America, and has been a resident in New York since the mid-nineties. You can see her work here.
A chance visit to the MCA to hear Lorna Simpson give an artist talk last weekend alerted me to Mutu's work; Simpson showed a film called "Corridors" (2003) in which Mutu plays two women going about their days, one from the 1860s, one from the 1960s. It is a beautiful, layered composition, with a strange and disjointed soundtrack.
Later tonight at 9pm, hosted by Homeroom at the Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont), Lumpen comics editor Joe Tallarico interviews 1970s Chicago Comix artist George Hansen, along with the erstwhile contemporary comics creator, Edie Fake. Should be a nerderific good ole time.