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Jaden Smith and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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click image This noted Willennial Jaden Smith plays Lincoln Hall Mon 4/30. - SARAH MORRIS
  • Sarah Morris
  • This noted Willennial Jaden Smith plays Lincoln Hall Mon 4/30.

There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts to see this week. Here's some of what we recommend:

Mon 4/30: Jaden Smith capably covers the hip-hop spectrum on his debut album, Syre. "His seemingly effortless ability to handle so many different kinds of rap makes for a totally solid debut," writes the Reader's Luca Cimarusti. 7 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, sold out, all-ages

Mon 4/3: The Death of Stalin, directed by Armando Iannucci, creator of HBO's Veep, is a wickedly funny cold-war satire. "Black comedy doesn't get any blacker than The Death of Stalin, which mines laughs from one of the most brutal and frightening regimes in modern history," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. Four stars. Directed by Armando Iannucci. R, 107 min

Mon 4/30-Thu 5/3: Beloved southern-food joint Wishbone has been priced out of its West Loop home of 26 years. A move to a location several blocks east isn't planned till summer, so there's still time for a farewell slice of pecan pie at the "Big 'Bone." 1001 W. Washington, 312-850-2663, wishbonechicago.com

Tue 5/1-Thu 5/3: In this week's restaurant review Mike Sula recommends Astoria Café, a Serbian restaurant and bakery in Irving Park. Sula has particular praise for its komplet lepinja, which he describes as "an enormous toasty Serbian bread bowl filled with a thick, bubbling scramble of egg, roast pork drippings, and kaymak, the tangy Balkan clotted cream that behaves like a seductive butter." 2954 W. Irving Park, 773-654-1033, facebook​.com​/Astoria​Chicago

Tue 5/1: Andrew Haigh (45 Years) directed Lean on Pete, a moving drama about a boy adrift and a stallion headed for slaughter. The Reader's J.R. Jones awards the film four stars, and praises Haigh for his focus on genuine connection between the boy and his horse. Directed by Andrew Haigh. R, 121 min. 4:50 PM, Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark, 773-248-7759

Wed 5/2: Like a good magic trick, the fleet romantic drama [Lover for a Day] from veteran French filmmaker Philippe Garrel succeeds through misdirection: "the story and dialogue revolve around sexual fidelity, but the true conflict is between two young women fighting for emotional control of an older man," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. 8:30 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State

Thu 5/3: The plot is ripped from the headlines, but Rivendell Theatre's drama The Cake has more to offer than currency. "The route to the play's engrossing emotional climax is as engaging as it is schematic," writes the Reader's Justin Hayford. 7:30 PM, 5779 N. Ridge, 773-334-7728, rivendelltheatre.org, $38, $28 students, seniors, military


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