Art and Design | This weekend's late-breaking art events
In the West Loop, Document opens "Georgia Wall: Dedication to this View" with a reception from 5–8pm, screening the titular 40-minute video at 5pm, 6pm (when Wall introduces it) and 7pm. Rhona Hoffman Gallery opens "The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines" with a party from 5–7:30pm. The show includes works by Rey Akdogan, Gego, Gaylen Gerber, Fernanda Gomes, Guillaume Leblon, Sol LeWitt, Robert Overby, Karthik Pandian, Robert Ryman and Fred Sandback.
In Oak Park, the Suburban invites artist Diego Leclery to reprise his popular family-friendly holiday performance, Sit on a Polar Bear's Lap, from 6–8pm.
In Pilsen, the new gallery Queer Thoughts hosts an opening reception for New York–based artist Thomas Schleinstein from 7–10pm. Schleinstein will present an installation of wall paintings and a projected video.
The awesome Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) in Hyde Park holds a moving party to fund its relocation, which I hope will be quick. From 1–6pm, resident artists lead a tour of SHoP's historic Fenn House and exhibition "Toward a Union of Public Artists" ($5 suggested donation). The silent auction (and cocktail party) running from 6–9pm includes works by Theaster Gates, Edra Soto and Alberto Aguilar, among numerous local artists ($25, students $10, includes Low Tide Dance admission). From 9–11pm, Low Tide Dance features performances by Matt Lux, Dave Hilliard and LeRoy Bach ($10 without a silent auction ticket, includes one drink).
In North Center, Transistor's second annual Holiday Trade Fair runs 2–8pm, featuring Pieces of Craft and other artists. During the Second Annual Lincoln Local Holiday Shop Walk (5–7pm), everything in the store is 15 percent off. (Pieces of Craft return Sun 16, 1–6pm.)
The West Loop's Kavi Gupta Gallery celebrates the opening of "James Krone: Waterhome" from 4–7pm.
One Strange Bird in Humboldt Park presents an installation by Chris Silva and Lauren Feece as part of its holiday party, 5–9pm.
Windy City Artist Alley, an artists' popup holiday market, comes to the Chicago Urban Art Society in Pilsen, noon–6pm.
East Garfield Park's Julius Caesar hosts an opening for UIC M.F.A. Paul Nelson's show "Old Weight," 1–4pm, includes an artist's talk at 3pm.
In Pilsen, new works by Chris Cuellar and Brendan Meara debut at ACRE Projects, 4–8pm.