Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the United Center on Tuesday.
Just because it's freezing doesn't mean you need to act like a hermit. Bundle up and check out some of what we recommend for the week:
The Chicago Artists Coalition (217 N. Carpenter) presents "You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker,"
a group show featuring artists from Chicago and Saint Louis looking at two sides of the concept of "reflection."
Printworks (311 W. Superior) hosts "Return of the Exquisite Corpse: 35th Anniversary Group Show."
The exhibit features 35 three-part works by 105 artists, and gives a new spin to the old surrealist parlor game in which players take turns mixing and matching disparate images to create randomly collaborative pictures.
The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen
, brings the E Street Band to the United Center (1901 W. Madison). Reader
music critic Luca Cimarusti writes, "On this tour, Bruce and his trusty E Street Band will perform The River
in its entirety, and they'll also dust off some of the box set's outtakes for their usual hit-machine marathon set." 7:30 PM
Brian Babylon hosts the Chicago Moth GrandSlam Championship
, the spoken-word competition, tonight at Park West (322 W. Armitage). 8 PM
The Village Tap (2055 W. Roscoe) hosts Stout Spectacular
. Thirty-some stouts and porters, including Half Acre Malibu and barrel-aged options like Revolution Very Mad Cow, rotate their way through the bar's taps starting today; there'll be 13 at a given time, available over the next few weeks "until supplies run out." 5 PM
Chicago Restaurant Week kicks things off with First Bites Bash
, a tasting event at Union Station's Grand Hall (210 S. Canal) in which chefs offer samples from their upcoming CRW prix-fixe menus. Ada Street, Porkchop, and Frontier are just a few of the participating restaurants. 5:30-8:30 PM
The Comedy Bar (500 N. LaSalle) presents Transparent
. Kellye Howard provides a comic approach to the struggle of trying to be "normal" according to society's standards, in relation to topics from mental illness to race relations. 9:30 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.