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Thelma Golden joins Theaster Gates in conversation during the Black Scholars Salon.
There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend:
Mixologists from Sable Kitchen & Bar, Bad Hunter, and Broken Shaker create specialty whiskey cocktails at the WhiskyFest Chicago
kick-off at Sable Kitchen & Bar (505 N. State). Guests can enjoy a tasting and a snack menu that includes pimento cheese fritters and chicken liver mousse crostini. 5-8 PM
Diamanda Galás performs at Thalia Hall on Mon 4/17.
Postapocalyptic Greek-American mourning diva Diamanda Galás
performs at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport). Monica Kendrick calls her voice a "once-in-a-generation instrument that's only grown darker and wilder since her electrifying 1982 debut, The Litanies of Satan
." 8:30 PM
Tue 4/18: Deb Olin Unferth
discusses her book Wait Till You See Me Dance
with Eula Biss (On Immunity
) at Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn). 6 PM
Kelsie Huff hosts Open Books and Laugh on Tue 4/18.
Kelsie Huff hosts Open Books and Laugh
at the Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway), a fund-raiser for Open Books featuring stand-up from Reena Calm, Lainie Lenertz, Tom Wisdom, Rebecca V. O'Neal, and more. 8 PM
The Second City executive director Kelly Leonard
discusses his book Yes, And: Lessons From the Second City
at General Assembly (444 N. Wabash, level B). 6 PM
Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark) invites guests to sing their hearts out at Karaoke Night
. Signature cocktails are available if you need some liquid courage. 6-8 PM
Myq Kaplan performs at Schubas on Wed 4/19.
Wed 4/19: Myq Kaplan
, the comedian behind the Netflix special Small, Dork, and Handsome
performs his stand-up at Schubas (3159 N. Southport). 8 PM
Former HIV/AIDS nurse MK Czerwiec
stops by the Illinois Masonic Medical Center (836 W. Wellington) to discuss Taking Turns
, a graphic novel about her experiences. Noon
During the Black Scholars Salon
at Rebuild Foundation (6760 S. Stony Island) Theaster Gates hosts Thelma Golden of Harlem's Studio Museum for a discussion of her experience growing a black museum and the challenge of institutionality in black cultural spaces. RSVP to email@example.com required. 6 PM
4/20-6/10: "The Earth Will Not Abide"
at Gallery 400 (400 S. Peoria), a group show featuring video, creative mapping, paintings, and installations explores the effects of industrial agriculture and extractive land use. Opening reception Thu 4/20, 5-8 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.