There are plenty of shows
, and concerts
happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:
Mon 8/27: The Radicalization Process
revisits the revolutions of 1960s and '70s America. It's part of "68+50," Illinois Humanities' commemoration of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. 7:30 PM, Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan, 312-422-5580, ilhumanities.org/program/6850, $10.
Tue 8/28: Heartbreak Hotel
takes us back to Elvis's early, prejumpsuit years, and all the classic hits you know and love! 7:30 PM, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, 312-977-1700, broadwayinchicago.com, $30-$74.
According to the Reader
's Andrea Gronvall, Crazy Rich Asians
boasts " . . . knockout visuals, a winning cast, and an irrepressibly feel-good vibe [that] make this dazzling romantic comedy one for the ages; the only possible way it could have improved is if it had been a musical." See showtimes for more info.
Chicago blackened death-metal band Matianak
make the music of nightmares. "
To embody this nightmarish inspiration, front woman Arelys Jimenez—a horror buff and taxidermy enthusiast—dons terrifying, gruesome makeup and props for the band’s performances," writes the Reader
's Monica Kendrick. 7 PM, Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State, reggieslive.com
Arborea guitarist Buck Curran
expands his meditative solo practice on Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas.
"Since he began making solo records a couple of years ago, his liquid fluency has taken a more rhapsodic direction. He's achieved a new depth with his recent Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas
," writes the Reader
's Peter Margasak. 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, hideoutchicago.com, $10.
Chicago experimentalists Mako Sica
find a sweet spot with master percussionist Hamid Drake. 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, free, 18+.
Thu 8/30: Round Robin
offers improvised duets from jazz, rock, experimental, and hip-hop musicians, and more. " Tapped to organize a Chicago iteration, Scottie McNiece of local recording company International Anthem selected 15 diverse musicians, producers, and spoken-word artists who either live here or have deep Chicago roots," writes the Reader'
s Peter Margasak. 8:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, thaliahallchicago.com, $5, 18+.