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Pirates of Penzance and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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Saltbox Theatre Collective's Pirates of Penzance, at Stage 773 - RACHAEL NUCKLES
  • RACHAEL NUCKLES
  • Saltbox Theatre Collective's Pirates of Penzance, at Stage 773

There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:


Mon 7/16: Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm reunites with his Chicago improvising trio featuring Keefe Jackson and Julian Kirshner. 7:30 PM, Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood, $10, $8 students, all-ages

Mon 7/16: African-American realist painter Charles White finally gets his due with a retrospective at the Art Institute, his alma matr. 10:30 AM-5 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, 312-443-3600, artic.edu, $25, $19 students and seniors

Tue 7/17: ASAP Ferg shows he’s the real boss in ASAP Mob. 6 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, $40, all-ages

Tue 7/17: An Iowa housewife and her mismatched Roommate learn to live together and like it. 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1560 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, steppenwolf.org, $25-$93

Wed 7/18: Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee's real-life affair yields a trio of films about infidelity. The South Korean director and his actress lover are back with The Day After. 92 min. 8 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

Thu 7/19: Indie-rock vets Wilder Maker craft dense art-pop in which Paul Simon’s influence rings loud and clear. 9 PM, Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont, $10. 21+

Thu 7/19: Why does a killer whale evoke more sympathy than a black man?, asks Tilikum. 8 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, sideshowtheatre.org, $20-$30

Thu 7/19: After 139 years, Pirates of Penzance is still a satisfying combination of sweet and salty. 7:30 PM, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, saltboxtheatre.org, $16, $9 students and seniors

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