A Prince and Bowie Tribute, The SpongeBob Musical, and more things to do this week in Chicago | Bleader

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Prince and Bowie Tribute, The SpongeBob Musical, and more things to do this week in Chicago

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click to enlarge Pay tribute to David Bowie and Prince at Schubas on Wed 6/29. - SUN TIMES MEDIA/BPI
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  • Pay tribute to David Bowie and Prince at Schubas on Wed 6/29.

There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend:

Mon 6/27: Filmmaker Ronit Bezalel documents the vibrant life of the Cabrini-Green homes and mourns their destruction in 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green, screening tonight at the Greater Grand Crossing branch library (1000 E. 73rd). A discussion with Bezalel follows the screening. 5 PM

Mon 6/27: Steppenwolf Theatre (1700 N. Halsted) hosts writer Isaac Oliver as he reads selections from his collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. 7 PM
click to enlarge Isaac Oliver reads from his book Intimacy Idiot at Steppenwolf. - LUKE FONTANA
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  • Isaac Oliver reads from his book Intimacy Idiot at Steppenwolf.

Tue 6/28:
Comedy Central and Late Late Show performer Cash Levy presents his stand-up at Zanies Comedy Club (1548 N. Wells). 8:30 PM
click to enlarge Cash Levy performs at Zanies on Tue 6/28. - COURTESY OF CASH LEVY
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  • Cash Levy performs at Zanies on Tue 6/28.

Tue 6/28: The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) hosts Mannequin Pussy, Ron Gallo and the Lifestyles for a night of rock. 9 PM

Through 7/10: The funky, florid SpongeBob Musical is running through July 10. Reader reviewer Dan Jakes writes that "even the most generic show tunes are well-executed toe tappers. The real heart of the show, though, is its spectacular design—the Rube Goldberg "volcano debris" machines are a hoot." Wed 2 and 7:30 PM, Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 and 8 PM, Sun 2 PM, Tue 7:30 PM



Wed 6/29: Schubas' (3159 N. Southport) David Bowie and Prince Tribute concert—featuring performances by Kinky Love, Billy Yost, and more—benefits Foundations of Music, an organization dedicated to providing music education for Chicago's at-risk youth. 7:30 PM

Through 10/2: Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s video installation The National: A Lot of Sorrow at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) documents six hours of Brooklyn-based band the National performing one song, "A Lot of Sorrow."
click to enlarge "The National: A Lot of Sorrow" shows at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • "The National: A Lot of Sorrow" shows at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thu 6/30: Alternative, Dada-ist jazz artists Jaap Blonk, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Tim Daisy headline Elastic's (3429 W. Diversey) Thursday evening jazz event in their first ever concert together. Reader reviewer Bill Meyer writes of Blonk that "the core of his work is in sound poetry, a Dada-derived medium in which vocalizations are deployed to confound rather than convey meaning." 9 PM

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

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