Friday's best bets: After Hours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, Imelda May, more
After Hours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
Fridays in October, enjoy libations and small bites as you wander through Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Registration required. Robie House. 5pm.
ART & DESIGN
“The Hornswaggler Collection”
Hornswaggler Arts’ mobile bar has been a welcome addition to local galleries’ opening receptions. Cofounders Graham Hogan and Joseph Rynkiewicz celebrate its second anniversary by exhibiting the art collection funded by their drink-slinging. The 40-plus works on view include pieces by Stephen Eichorn, Jessica Labatte, Steve Reinke and Pamela Fraser. Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St (773-837-0145, coprosperity.org). 6–10pm. FREE.
Dance Chance: “Redux 3.0”
Top works from another year of new-choreography-lottery Dance Chance take a bigger stage in more polished form, in friendly competition for a $1,000 prize for creative development. The nominees are visual artist Dayton Castleman, local Contact Improvisation guru Robert Welcher, and dancers Brandon DiCriscio, Justine Humenansky and Marc Macaranas. Instructor Diane Rawlinson hosts. Northeastern Illinois University, NEIU Auditorium (5500 N St. Louis Ave, 773-583-4050, neiu.edu). 8pm; $20.
Putting aside debates about Weezer's punkness, the most buzzed-about show at the 2011 Riot Fest is "Danzig Legacy." Glenn Danzig rarely performs the music he wrote and sang in his legendary horror-hardcore band the Misfits, or its more metallic successor Samhain. Thus, punk fans were jazzed when Danzig announced he would croon and scream beloved Misfits material with the group's erstwhile guitarist, Paul "Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein" Caiafa. Congress Theater, 7pm, $37.50–$106.66.
Fast-rising Irish fox Imelda May has toured with Wanda Jackson and Jeff Beck, and tonight brings her band to town once again to play rabble-rousing, rockabilly-toned tracks from her new album, Mayhem. Park West, 8pm, $20, 18 and older.