With his trademark sweet and soft delivery, comedian Ron Funches riffs about the differences between Chicago and Oregon and what it's like raising a child with autism. The former Chicagoan and his infectious schoolgirl giggle will be at Zanies through 3/1.
Before The Grand Budapest Hotel hits local theaters, the Music Box presents the Wes Anderson Anthology, an overview that features screenings of all of his films to date. Expect all the dysfunctional families, charming pastels, and Futura typeface you can handle. Tonight it kicks off with films from Anderson's early days, Bottle Rocket and Rushmore.
Alvin Ailey's Revelations set out in 1958 to explore the different conditions of the African-American soul in the throes of slavery and newfound freedom, and according to Jena Cutie, "it had a backbone that moved with the fluid pulp of sorrow and jubilation and everything in between." Tonight's program at Auditorium Theatre features an adaptation of the work, along with Wayne McGregor's Chroma (2006) and Ronald K. Brown's Four Corners (2013). Read Cutie's write-up here.
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