5 things to do today: Sunday, May 12
ART & DESIGN
"Irving Penn: Underfoot." Photographer Penn (1917–2009) transformed the concrete, cigarette butts and gum he found on Manhattan's pavement into fascinating black-and-white abstractions. Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am–Sun 5pm.
Mother's Day with "Mommie Dearest" Dir. Frank Perry. 1981. 129mins. Camp Midnight provides running commentary for this special Mother's Day showing of the outrageously bad, compulsively watchable biopic, based on the best-selling book by Joan Crawford's adopted daughter. The event includes a pre-screening brunch at Mystic Celt (11:30am–1:30pm, $30) and a mother-daughter matching outfit contest. The first 100 people seated get their very own wire hanger. Music Box. 2pm. $12
METZ + TV Ghost Exuberantly unhinged noise-punk trio Metz blew many minds, if not speakers, at CMJ 2012. The Toronto band, currently supporting a self-titled Sub Pop debut, returns. Lincoln Hall. 9pm. $15.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Frenquency: Coppice / Katherine Young / Hal Rammel The new Frequency Series at Constellation is coming out swinging with some serious new-music swagger, including this dynamite mashup of Coppice (bellows and electronics), Katherine Young (composer, bassoon) and Hal Rammel (custom instrument builder, visual artist and composer). We caught Coppice wheezing and scrobbing it up at High Concept Labs last year and are already big fans of Young's bassoon dominance. We expect greatness here. Constellation. 8:30pm. $8–$10.
Dose Market This time around, this monthly food and shopping event focuses on mothers (reminder: Sunday is Mother's Day). Peruse fashions from Robin Richman, make a floral crown with buds from A Muse, try a bacon flight from Bakin' & Eggs, inhale a raspberry-rose cream puff from Eclair Bakery and much more. River East Art Center. 10am-4pm. $10, advance $8 at dosemarket.com/tickets.