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Tara Donovan : Smart Museum

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 22
Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago Hyde Park

This is the first time Tara Donovan is exhibiting her sculptural and 2D prints together at the same time. Donovan, who makes art from everyday objects like thumb tacks, toothpicks, straws, will be presenting her pieces in the solo show, Fieldwork. The opening reception is June 13th 7-8:30pm at the Smart Museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5pm, closed on Mondays. 773-702-0200

Out of the Closets & Into the Exhibits

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
Gerber/Hart Library 1127 W. Granville Ave., Chicago Edgewater

The Gerber Hart Library and Archive will have an open house where several exhibitions will be on view, as well as objects from the archive. 773-381-8030

Muscle Memories Opening Reception

Through July 6, 6-10 p.m.
Chicago Art Department 1932 S. Halsted St., #100, Chicago Pilsen/Little Village

The Chicago Art Department opens Muscle Memories from 6-10PM. The group show features the works of Herman Aguirre, Aviv Benn, Cameron Clayborn, Jesse Meredith, and Marcela Torres. Gallery hours are by appointment. 312-226-8601

Love All Potatoes

Through Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
The Franklin 3522 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago Humboldt Park

The alternative gallery space, The Franklin, will be hosting a group exhibition, LOVE ALL POTATOES with artists Jim Duignan, Claire Pentecost, and Melissa Potter. The artists will plant heirloom potatoes in various location (compost bins and a homemade garden cart) and develop this work into other projects. 312-823-3632

Brian Lam

Wed., June 19, 12:15 p.m.

Piano (Chopin, Schubert, Liszt) 312-744-6630

Bourbon 'N Brass Rock-As-Jazz Trio

Wed., June 19, 8 p.m.
Bourbon 'N Brass 1012 Church St, Evanston Evanston


Small Bar with Chris Neville & Chris Siebold

Wed., June 19, 8 p.m.
Wire 6815 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn Berwyn

The Monster (1925) with a live score by Echo Haus

Wed., June 19, 8:30 p.m.
Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago Logan Square

Outdoor screening of the 1925 Lon Cheney film with live musical accompaniment

Les Poules à Colin

Wed., June 19, 8:30 p.m.

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Cosmograph, New Context

Wed., June 19, 9:30 p.m.
Whistler 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago Logan Square


Lawrence Peters Outfit

Wed., June 19, 9:30 p.m.
California Clipper 1002 N. California Ave., Chicago Humboldt Park



Wed., June 19, 10 p.m.
Cubby Bear 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago Wrigleyville


Where is the Reward

Through Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m.
LVL3 Gallery 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave., third floor, Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown

LVL3 presents the two-person show, Where is the Reward which will be exhibiting the work of Chicago artist Jessie Darnell and Columbus artist Morgan Rose Free. Seeking anthropomorphic sculptures and work about fetishes? Check out LVL3's opening from 6-10PM.

The Paper Machete

Open run: Wed 6:30 PM, Sat 3 PM
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown

The "salon in a saloon." Comedians, writers, and storytellers discuss the week in pop culture and politics. 773-878-5552

Cole's Comedy Open Mike

Wednesdays, 9 p.m.
Cole’s 2338 N. Milwaukee, Chicago Logan Square

Hosted by Sonia Denis and Rebecca O'Neal, this scrappy showcase boasts about 50 comics a week. 773-276-5802

The Soil Keepers: Interviews with Practitioners on the Ground Beneath our Feet book release party

Thu., June 20, 6 p.m.
Studio Gang 1520 W. Division, Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown

Discussion & book release party to celebrate Reader contributor Nance Klehm's new book 773-384-1212

Yo-Yo Ma performs the complete Bach Cello Suites

Thu., June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park Michigan and Randolph, Chicago Loop

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Animal Hospital, Scott Tuma/Mike Weis/Jim Becker

Thu., June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago Logan Square

Giovany Revelle

Thu., June 20, 8 p.m.
Tack Room 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago Pilsen/Little Village


Numerical Control Society, Underhand, Without Light

Thu., June 20, 9 p.m.
The Owl 2521 N. Milwaukee, Chicago Logan Square


DJ Zzzosma

Thu., June 20, 9:30 p.m.
Sleeping Village 3734 W. Belmont, Chicago Avondale

Justindemus, DJ A-Lista, Melvin Henry

Thu., June 20, 10 p.m.
Smart Bar 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago Wrigleyville


How Rude

Thu., June 20, 10 p.m.
Cubby Bear 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago Wrigleyville


Chrissy Gardner

Thursdays, 8 PM

at the Piano Bar

Andy Brown solo

Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


Jeannie Tanner Trio

Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Marie's Pizza & Liquors 4127-29 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Other North


Don Melas

Thursdays, 10 p.m.
Bernice's Tavern 3238 S. Halsted St., Chicago Bridgeport


Photos at Noon: Chicago

Fri., June 21, 12-1 p.m.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography will be walking through the museum's collection of prints. The executive director of the museum will lead a course on themes and works from the museum's archives. 312-663-5554

As Gesture Curatorial Discussion

Fri., June 21, 6-8 p.m.
Chicago Artists Coalition 217 N. Carpenter St., Chicago West Loop/Fulton Market

Curator Alexis Brocchi is leading a discussion for As Gesture at the Chicago Artists Coalition surrounding the recent exhibition. Artists Gina Hunt and Ashley M. Freeby will be discussing their installation pieces and how they interact together and touch on topics of memory, identity, and how gesture evolves through time. image (right): Ashley Freeby, Remnant no. 01 (detail), 2018, Latex paint on plastic sheeting and black tape, 8' x 20' image (left): Gina Hunt, Color Space Modulator (installation detail), 2019, Color gels, LEDs, acrylic, cut canvas, maple, 66" x 14' x 8' (approximate) 312-491-8887