Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dinner & a Show: Saturday 5/29

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Music

Show: Andre Williams, Dirty Diamonds "Soul singer Andre Williams has worked in music for more than 50 years as a performer, producer, and songwriter, and cut his teeth at legendary labels like Fortune, Motown, One-derful, and Chess. He's been there, done that, and wiped up the mess with the T-shirt," writes Monica Kendrick. "But his comeback, now well into its second decade, isn't just a campaign to market his 60s greatness to a new crowd. Williams, 73, still has it, and people still love it." Locals the Dirty Diamonds open.

10 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, schubas.com $14, $12 in advance.

Dinner: Andalous Casual Moroccan restaurant; Hadg Mohamad plays host while his wife, Rachida, does the cooking at this Lakeview spot with garden seating.

3307 N. Clark St., 773-281-6885, andalous.com

Show: Blowoff With Husker Du and Sugar behind him, Bob Mould began collaborating on Blowoff—in Mould's words, a regular "music-centric gay dance party drawing mainly, but not exclusively, men in their 30s and 40s," with D.C. progressive-house producer/remixer Richard Morel; they're in Chicago for Bear Pride and International Mr. Leather, and Blowoff will be a Wrigleyville destination for lowercase-cub lovers and folks who prefer their house music more party than club.

11 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com, $16.

Dinner: Moxie An oasis on a Wrigleyville strip dominated by burgers and fries, Moxie is soothing and chic.

3517 N. Clark St., 773-935-6694, moxiechicago.net


Movies

Show: Brute Force Jules Dassin wasn't a bad director before he went to Europe and caught a bad case of Art (He Who Must Die), and this 1947 prison picture, done in the gritty late-40s documentary style, is one of his best efforts.

8pm, Bank of America Cinema, 4901 W. Irving Park Rd., 312-904-9442

Dinner:Taqueria Amigo Chino Catercorner from Portage Park, Taqueria Amigo Chino is a cozy, bustling, cash-only neighborhood joint. Complimentary chips come with three stellar salsas: a sparkling house-made pico de gallo, a creamy orange one that delivers a quick clean burn, and a marvelous green jalapeno number.

5601 W. Irving Park Rd., 773-685-4374


Performing Arts

Show: Sizwe Banzi Is Dead It's hard to believe the South African authorities even allowed Sizwe Banzi Is Dead to open in Cape Town in 1972. In retrospect, the play looks like a riot waiting to erupt.

3 and 8pm, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, courttheatre.org, $32-$56.

Dinner: Medici on 57th Always-bustling University of Chicago hangout serving hearty, veggie-friendly cafe fare.

1327 E. 57th St., 773-667-7394, medici57.com


Show: Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry! The wives of Henry VIII are trapped No Exit-style on a purgatorial giant bed/small boxing ring in this coarse, boisterous, sometimes hilarious show.

8pm, Piccolo Theater, Evanston Arts Depot, 600 Main St., Evanston, 847-424-0089, piccolotheatre.com, $15-$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., Evanston, 847-424-1483, lebistrobordeaux.com

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