Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! in Millennium Park, and more things to do in Chicago this week | Bleader

Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! in Millennium Park, and more things to do in Chicago this week

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Steve Earle and the Dukes brings country-tinged tunes to the Old Town School of Folk Music Tuesday 7/25. - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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  • Steve Earle and the Dukes brings country-tinged tunes to the Old Town School of Folk Music Tuesday 7/25.

There's a lot happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:

7/24: Tonight is the third and final evening (also, serendipitously, the only one that didn't sell out) to see Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour at the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield). Chicago comic Steve Gadlin interviewed the duo in our current issue. 8 PM, $47.50

7/24: Paula Kamen's play Jane: Abortion and the Underground, following the Chicago women who ran a service providing secret abortions between 1969 and 1972, will be read at Pride Arts Center (4147 N. Broadway), followed by a discussion on advocating for women's rights in Trump's America. 7:30 PM, free

Pay tribute to the late author Amy Krouse Rosenthal by visiting "A Beauty Salon" at Carrie Secrist Gallery Tuesday 7/25. - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • Pay tribute to the late author Amy Krouse Rosenthal by visiting "A Beauty Salon" at Carrie Secrist Gallery Tuesday 7/25.

7/25: "Amy Krouse Rosenthal: A Beauty Salon" is an interactive exhibit running through August 12 that celebrates the life, work, and spirit of the Chicago writer, who died in March this year at the age of 51 from ovarian cancer. Rosenthal came up with the concept of a beauty salon—where "beauty" is defined broadly and "salon" as a gathering of people to exchange ideas—last year, after her cancer diagnosis but before she knew it would take her life. Her moving work is on display at Carrie Secrist Gallery (835 W. Washington). 10:30 AM-6 PM, free

7/25: Steve Earle and the Dukes' new album So You Wannabe an Outlaw is "a hearty dose of twang, masterfully driven home by the fiddle playing of Eleanor Whitmore and the woozy pedal steel of Ricky Ray Jackson," writes the Reader's Peter Margasak. See Earle and company at the Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N. Lincoln). 8 PM, $75, sold out

Come to Town Hall Pub Wednesday 7/26 to witness actors taking on the roles of "missed connection" writers at I Saw You. - BRANDI EDISS
  • Brandi Ediss
  • Come to Town Hall Pub Wednesday 7/26 to witness actors taking on the roles of "missed connection" writers at I Saw You.

7/26:
Bruised Orange Theater Company's long-running I Saw You at Town Hall Pub (3340 N. Halsted) combs personal ads, OkCupid, Craigslist, and miscellaneous X-rated listings for juicy posts, then has actors inhabit the people they imagined wrote these love lorn missives. It's a show worth revisiting; after a decade, it still manages to squeeze material out of what is now beyond low-hanging fruit. 8 PM, $5

7/27: Inspired by the concept of a tarot deck, the contemporary dance performance A Fool's Journey: A Misfit Cabaret explores unconscious desires through acrobatics, juggling, and other circus-based movement. The future says this show will have a busy stage at the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division). 8 PM, $27-$36

7/27: Poetry Foundation library coordinator Maggie Queeney discusses the oft-ignored interdisciplinary link between words as visuals and visuals as words at Forms and Features: Poetry Comics. The event is connected with the exhibit "Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls" running through September 4 at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee, curated by Leisa Rundquist. 6:30-8:30 PM, $5 donation

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7/27:
Peter Sagal hosts a special edition of NPR's popular and long-running quiz show Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! at the Pritzker Pavilion (Michigan and Randolph). He'll be joined by scorekeeper Bill Curtis, as well as a group of humorists and journalists, for a comedic and sarcastic unpacking of the week's events. 7 PM, free

For more things to do in Chicago this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.

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