Looking for something to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight has a few ideas! Here are some events that we talked about on our show this week, as well as some we couldn’t get to:
Art Chicago, Artropolis and Next: The International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art
Catch this massive art fair at the Merchandise Mart to see—and buy—the latest in contemporary art. Art Chicago begins its 31st year as the show opens Friday, April 29th and runs through May 2nd. Galleries from around the world are coming to show their collections, including many artists from Chicago. Antiques will also be for sale. Tickets are $20 for one day or $25 for a multi-day pass.
Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Stage Kiss at the Goodman Theatre
When a pair of ex-lovers are cast together as the romantic leads in a 1930s melodrama, their love story can’t seem to stay on the stage. The world premiere of MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner Sarah Ruhl’s play opens at the Goodman Theatre on April 30th. Ruhl is one of Chicago’s most prized playwrights—and her latest play is not to be missed. Tickets range from $18 to $54.
The Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Hubbard Street Dance
Lead by Baroque expert Nicholas McGegan, this unique collaboration between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Hubbard Street Dance gives the audience a visual component to go along with the beautiful music. The dancers will interpret Martinu’s Toccata e due canzoni with movement designed by choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. The show runs April 29th through May 3rd, and tickets range from $23 through $159.
220 S. Michigan Ave.
“Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” at the Music Box Theatre
“Queen of the Sun,” a documentary on the problem of disappearing honey bees, opens Friday, April 29th at the Music Box Theatre. Taggart Siegel, the director and producer of the documentary, was on Chicago Tonight this week to tell us why honey bees are disappearing in huge groups across the globe. Tickets are $9.50, and a Q & A with the director will happen after each 7:30 pm screening Friday through Monday.
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Rachel Barton Pine at North Central College
Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine will make a stop at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall on Saturday, April 30th. Accompanied by local pianist Matthew Hagle, Pine will play versions of Franz Liszt’s “La lugubre Gondola” and “Grand Duo Concertante,” among others. On Friday, April 29th, Pine will be accompanying local metal band Earthen Grave in a show at North Central as well. Tickets are $40 and $35 for Saturday’s show.
Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center
171 E. Chicago Ave.