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Copa America soccer tournament, Silent Shakespeare, and more things to do in Chicago this week

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click to enlarge Asta Nielsen stars as Hamlet in the silent Danish adaptation from 1921, screening as part of Silent Shakespeare.
  • Asta Nielsen stars as Hamlet in the silent Danish adaptation from 1921, screening as part of Silent Shakespeare.
Time to plan the week. Here's some of what we recommend:

Through 8/19: Joan of Arc celebrates 20 years of making "music for no audience" with the visual art show "JOA20" at Elastic Arts (3429 W. Diversey). Leor Galil writes, "Joan of Arc's brazenly eclectic catalog is partially due to fusion, and the works in 'JOA20' provide an alternative view of the individual elements that give the band its voice."

click to enlarge Joan of Arc celebrates 20 years with "JOA20" at Elastic Arts. - CHRIS STRONG
  • CHRIS STRONG
  • Joan of Arc celebrates 20 years with "JOA20" at Elastic Arts.

Mon 6/6:
Judith Buchanan, director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, presents Silent Shakespeare at the Music Box (3733 N. Southport), a mix of clips and performances from Shakespeare movies filmed during the silent film era. 7 PM

Tue 6/7: What We Have Witnessed, a multi-part event hosted at Gallery 400 (400 S. Peoria), explores how different artists have documented or expressed opposition to anti-Black state violence. The event includes a screening of Katina Parker's films Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory and Ferguson: One Year Later; readings by Imani Jackson and Immanuel Sodipe from the zine Black Skin, Blue Suits; and a Q&A with Parker and Jackson. 6 PM

Tue 6/7: The Reader's Ben Joravsky and the Sun-Times's Mick Dumke host First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) a roundtable political discussion—with beer—on the first Tuesday of every month. This month's guests include Cook County commissioner Bridget Gainer and state Senator Jacqueline Collins. 6:30 PM

Tue 6/7: The U.S. Soccer men's national team takes on Costa Rica at Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus) in a group stage match as part of the centennial celebration of the Copa America tournament. 7 PM

Wed 6/8:
Author and award-winning investigative journalist Alison Flowers presents an excerpt from her latest book, Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity, followed by a discussion and book-signing at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark). 7:30 PM

click to enlarge Alison Flowers reads from her book Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity on Wed 6/8. - KELSEY JORISSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Kelsey Jorissen Photography
  • Alison Flowers reads from her book Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity on Wed 6/8.

Wed 6/8:
The Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee) hosts Home Movies Reconsidered, an hour-long film project that seeks to make personal home movies more accessible to the public. 8 PM

Thu 6/9: The Chicago Loop Alliance hosts Activate: Hear, a "silent" disco at Sullivan Center Alley (Monroe between State and Wabash) during which guests all listen to DJ sets from DJ IMGRNT, White Mystery, and Khallee. RSVP to this free event in advance for a complimentary drink ticket. 5 PM

click to enlarge The pop-up alley party Activate returns with a "silent" disco. - COURTESY OF JENNIFERCATHERINEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
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  • The pop-up alley party Activate returns with a "silent" disco.

Thu 6/9:
The collaboration between the Second City and Hubbard Street, The Art of Falling, returns to the Harris Theatre (205 E. Randolph). Through 6/19: Wed-Thu 7:30 PM, Fri 8 PM, Sat 3 and 8 PM, Sun 3 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.   


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