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Friday, February 2, 2018

Colin Quinn at Thalia Hall and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Colin Quinn heads to Thalia Hall Fri 2/2. - COURTESY OF ARTIST
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  • Colin Quinn heads to Thalia Hall Fri 2/2.


The Super Bowl is this weekend, but do you really want to watch Tom Brady and the Patriots again? There are plenty of others events going on in Chicago this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:


Fri 2/2: Actor and comedian Colin Quinn brings his astute wit to Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport) for his One in Every Crowd tour. 8:30 PM, $28-$31

Fri 2/2: In James Ijames's intimate drama Moon Man Walk, at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln), the death of an aspiring writer's mother calls him back to his childhood home and the memories (and secrets) contained in his mom's belongings. The Reader's Albert Williams writes, "the production supports the actors' fine performances with evocative visual design, bringing to life the play's poetry as well as its realistic aspects." 8 PM, $25

Fri 2/2:
Eleven Chicago artists, including Mac Blackout and Sick Fisher, display their work in the group exhibit "Images Now! Chicago Artist Showcases" at Uncle Art Gallery (1359 N. Maplewood). 6-10 PM, free

click to enlarge The group exhibit "Images Now! Chicago Artist Showcase" features work by 11 artists. - COURTESY OF MAC BLACKOUT
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  • The group exhibit "Images Now! Chicago Artist Showcase" features work by 11 artists.

Sat 2/3: The Urban Livestock Expo at Southside Occupational Academy (7432 S. Hoyne) teaches you how to raise goats, chickens, ducks, and bees in your yard—complaints from neighbors be damned. 11 AM-2 PM, free

Sat 2/3: Known for his quick timing and wordplay, comedian Myq Kaplan—a finalist on Last Comic Standing—appears at Zanies (1548 N. Wells). 7 and 9 PM, $25 plus two-item minimum

Sat 2/3: Comedians and storytellers share shameful moments at Collaboraction (1579 N. Milwaukee), after which the audience cheers and toasts them, saying, "We still like you!" (hence the show's name) Includes complimentary beer. 10 PM, $10

Sun 2/4: Come to the Puppy Bowl Viewing Party at Park & Field (3509 W. Fullerton) and watch the real Super Bowl, complete with specialty cocktails and adoptable puppies. Everyone loves puppies. Noon-3 PM, free

click to enlarge In Syria, about a city under siege, plays Sun 2/4.
  • In Syria, about a city under siege, plays Sun 2/4.

Sun 2/4: Director Philippe Van Leeuw's In Syria, showing at Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton), "captures the terror and claustrophobia of a city under siege, where savagery seems to lurk around every corner," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. Various times, $5-$10

Sun 2/4:
The one-man show Brodsky/Baryshnikov, based on the poems of Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky and performed by acclaimed dancer Mikhail​​​​ Baryshnikov, makes its Chicago debut at Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph). 2 PM, $45

For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.


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