by Lisa Schulz
Chicago Dance Crash company is bringing this week's issue of the Reader to life through freestyle dance in Follow the Reader at Steppenwolf Theatre. Jena Cutie writes, "Audience members should be able to follow along, since dancers will signal when to turn a page and help make the stories recognizable by latching on to as many details as possible. The troupe may feel driven to do ironic takes on features like Savage Love, I Saw You, and the Straight Dope."
Thom Andersen, director of Los Angeles Plays Itself, appears at tonight's screening of Reconversão, a documentary on the life of Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Check it out at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Jazz trio Dim Lighting returns to Constellation to celebrate the release of the live album the group recorded there last fall. In Soundboard Peter Margasak writes, "Milwaukee drummer Devin Drobka and local bassist Kurt Schweitz have a precise, easygoing rapport; they generally play with restraint, opting for slow grooves that allow Andrew Trim's warm, vibrato-rich tone to resonate with the woody bass lines and fill the space between cymbal splashes."
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.