Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dinner & a Show: Saturday 4/3

Posted By on 04.03.10 at 11:47 AM

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Music

Show: Xiu Xiu mastermind Jamie Stewart makes notoriously polarizing music—brittle, angular electro-pop steeped in bleak wit and tortured-weirdo drama-queen artifice. The band plays in support of the new Dear God, I Hate Myself. Tune-Yards, Talk Normal, and Zola Jesus open.

9 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 773-525-2501, $12, 18+.

Dinner: Raj Darbar Tandoori chicken is done just right — "the most tender, flavorful tandoori chicken I have eaten anywhere," says one Rater — and the biryani are nicely seasoned and served in large portions.

2660 N. Halsted St., 773-348-1010

Movies

Show: Waking Sleeping Beauty "Nothing could possibly persuade me that Walt Disney Studios is capable of making an unvarnished documentary about itself, and at least one artist interviewed here alludes to the fact that anything he says beyond the company line will get clipped out," writes J.R. Jones. "But even in its sanitized state, this movie about the generational revolt that reinvigorated Disney’s animation department in the 1980s and ’90s is fascinating, thick with studio intrigue and lavishly illustrated with archival sketches and test animations."

6:15pm, River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., 888-262-4386

Dinner: The Atrium Wine Bar Fox & Obel's newest addition, this wine bar offers a relatively upscale atmosphere at less-than-upscale prices.

401 E. Illinois St., 312-379-0132

Performing Arts

Show: Magical Exploding Boy One of Chicago's masters of physical theater presents a series of kaleidoscopic visual narratives in this delightful one-man show. Dean Evans's collection of sketches might be best described as puppetry, except that various parts of his own body play the marionettes as he goes on a disastrous date with his left arm and directs his feet in a nimble dance to the strains of Daft Punk.

8pm, Next Theatre Company, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., 847-475-1875, $20-$25

Dinner: Bistro Bordeaux 26-year-old executive chef Frank Mnuk (Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, Eleven Madison Park in New York, NoMi) has mastered the art of French cooking.

618 Church St., 847-424-1483


Show: Point Break Live! is a perfectly demented stage adaptation of this cult classic. Each night, audience members audition to play Utah; the winner acts the entire show from cue cards opposite Matthew Peck's hilarious, spot-on Bodhi.

9:30pm, New Rock Theater, 3931 N. Elston Ave., 866-811-4111, $20

Dinner: 90 Miles Cuban Cafe In the last year or so there’s been a welcome surge of Cuban sandwich joints, particularly in neighborhoods underserved by any sort of eating operations. Alberto and Christine Gonzalez’s 90 Miles Cuban Cafe—a reference to the distance between Cuba and Florida—is the latest such island, located on a highly traveled but restaurant-poor section of the Clybourn corridor.

3101 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-248-2822

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