Not sure where to go or what to do this weekend? Allow Reside Personal Concierge Steven Gillig to help!
His top five recommendations:
Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook
Edge Theatre |
5451 North Broadway, Chicago
Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22
“Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook” chronicles the dramatic life of Lucy E. Parsons, a social activist and widow of newspaper editor and anarchist Albert R. Parsons. Lucy’s husband fanned the flames of labor unrest in Chicago’s radical labor movement in the late 19th Century. His violent activities eventually caught up with him in the 1887 Haymarket Affair, a bombing incident during a political rally that killed six people. Although only scant and circumstantial evidence connected Albert Parsons to the incident, public sentiment was against him. He was tried and convicted for the affair but maintained his innocence. In 1887, he was executed by hanging.
Lucy continued her husband’s labor activism and legacy after his death through her writings and speaking events. “Haymarket” is a dramatic musical that begins in the last moments of Lucy’s life as she reflects on her past. The musical takes us through her life’s journey from the daughter of a former slave to an eloquent figure and force for social change and into the forefront of American public consciousness.
Kings of Nowhere
Facets Cinematheque | 1517 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago
Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22
Facets Cinematheque features “Kings of Nowhere,” an independent and awarding-winning documentary film directed by Betzabe Garcia, focuses on the remaining inhabitants of San Marco, Mexico who face the prospect of their town slowly flooding after the construction of a nearby dam. The film received the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival and won the Best International Film Festival Award.
Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979
McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst
Now-Sun., Aug. 28
The exhibit examines the synergy between architecture and design, and the development of “Playboy” magazine during the mid-20th Century. A variety of visual media and architectural models and “Playboy” memorabilia will be on display. The exhibit is on display in the 1952 Robert Hall Mccormick House, an iconic steel and glass mid-century edifice designed by celebrated architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Originally a private residence for the McCormick family, the house was moved and resituated as part of the Elmhurst Art Museum.
The Great American Housewalk
Wright Plus 2016
Sat., May 21
Many private homes and buildings in the Oak Park and River Forest area will open their doors for the annual Wright Plus Great American Housewalk. This year’s event will focus on the houses and buildings associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects who formed the core group of the Prairie School architectural movement in Chicago during the first decades of the 20th Century.
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 North Broadway St., Uptown
Enjoy an exciting weekend of jazz and a poetry slam at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Uptown.