Art and Design | This weekend’s late-breaking art events
There are approximately 118 Art & Design events happening this weekend. Check our listings for details, and read about a few free or cheap openings and events that didn't make it into print after the jump.
Wright (1440 W Hubbard St) previews its biannual Important Design auction through Wed 6, 10am–5pm. (Sunday by appointment.) The auction is Jun 7 at noon. The 200-plus lots include works by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé, items from the Cassina Archive Collection, sculptures by Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi, and other designs that probably aren't within reach, but would be lots of fun to ogle.
Maya Polsky Gallery (215 W Superior St) hosts an opening reception for "Andy Paczos: The Subway Series," 5:30–7:30pm. Paczos's seven paintings depict various platforms on the CTA's Red and Blue Lines.
The "Dumela Contemporary African Art Annual Summer Show" opens at August House Studio (2113 W Roscoe St), 5:30–9pm. Dealers Nancy McDaniel and Leila Green present contemporary art from Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.
"Andrew Norm Wilson: ScanOps" debuts at Document (845 W Washington Blvd, third floor), 6–8pm. Wilson's photographs in painted frames (and a related July 19 performance) are "based on Google Books images in which software distortions, the scanning site and the hands of the book-scanning 'ScanOps' employees are visible."
The Chicago Art Department (1932 S Halsted St, no. 100) presents "The Through Her Eyes Project," 6–9pm. (Additional hours Sat 2, Sun 3, noon–5pm.) Photographs and videos explore how involvement in sports benefits women and girls around the world.
Artists Douglas Williams and Faheem Majeed continue the South Side Community Art Center's (3831 S Michigan Ave) series of dialogues "The Art of a Community Speaks Across Generations," 2–4pm.
ACRE brings the fund-raiser "Dance Party MassACRE 2: Karaoke For Your Life" to Roxaboxen Exhibitions (2130 W 21st St), 9pm–2am. Mikale De Graff provides the "dance party tunes and karaoke jams." $7. ACRE promises "$1 off for a sickening drag costume, $1 off for a popstar-you're-gonna-karaoke-as costume, $2 off for both."