Your perfect weekend
Saturday, Jan 16
Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t just make buildings. He often created the buildings’ tables, chairs, light fixtures and even tchotchkes. By Hand or Machine: Arts and Crafts influence at the Home and Studio (Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, 708-848-1976; 3:30–5pm; $45, Preservation Trust members $40), organized by the Art Institute of Chicago (in conjunction with its “Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago” exhibit), lets you tour his house and then break to mull over Wright’s interior objects while sipping wine.
If you could act on anything in the name of “art,” what would you do? Draw an impromptu bike lane? Tote around a portable crosswalk? Those are a few of the renegade acts—plus 96 others—that artists performed in the exhibit “Actions: What You Can Do with the City” (Graham Foundation, 4 W Burton Pl, 312-787-4071; 10am–5pm, free). If your vision of a renegade art act has something to do with booze, bonus: One artist gardened with beer.