Things to do this weekend: May 30 - Jun 1
This week's featured shot from the TOC Flickr photo group comes to us from billeguerriero, who spends quite a bit of time in dive bars, if that stream's any indication. (Note: there's some NSFW action under that link.)
Here are are some things to do this weekend:
FILM - Always Rains on Sunday at The Siskel
We’ll bet you $5 you’ve never heard of It Always Rains on Sunday. But you ought to check out this under-apprecaited gem of British post-war filmmaking, about the daily life of a London neighborhood. 6pm. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St at Randolph St (312-846-2600). El: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake; Red to Lake; Blue to Clark/Lake. $9, students $7, members $5.
GAY & LESBIAN - Burnt
Revisit the weekend that was with this IML recover party. 9pm. Touche, 6412 N Clark St at Devon Ave (773-465-7400). Bus: 22 (24hrs), 151 (24hrs), 155.
MUSEUMS & CULTURE - Puerto Rican Parade Queen Pageant
Every year, the crowned queen is one of the Humboldt Park Puerto Rican Parade’s main attractions. At this parade-queen fund-raiser, you’ll get an inside look at how the queen is chosen, witness her crowning and enjoy dinner, drinks and a Latin music performance. 6–10pm. Galleria Marchetti, 825 W Erie St at Green St (773-907-8602). El: Blue to Chicago. Bus: 8, 56, 66 (24hrs). $75.
MUSIC - The Presets + Walter Meego + DJ Jordan Z
Sydney’s Presets aren’t nearly as catchy as Modular-mates Cut Copy, but they do share an affinity for psychedelic booty-shakers, goth rockers be damned. We can’t think of a more appropriate act to open tonight’s bill than “dance-crazed duo” Walter Meego, who like their synths with a heaping side of flange. The pride of Park Ridge will be supporting their newly released debut, Voyager (Almost Gold). 9pm. Abbey Pub 3420 W Grace St, at Elston Ave, Lakeview/Roscoe Village/Wrigleyville, Chicago (773-478-4408) . $15.
SPORTS & REC - Official Tournament Drawing of the 2008 Fellowes ChicagoWorldCup
You may remember reading about this tourney last year (or saw the Sign up now info on our website), and as the calendar creeps toward the June 21 kick-off, it’s time to fill out the rosters. This evening, the tourney draw will be announced, and teams seeking a few more skilled footballers will be on hand to see if you’ve got skills. In addition to the great craic always found at Fado, prizes and giveaways are promised. 6:30pm. Fado, 100 W Grand Ave at Clark St (630-456-0543, chicagoworldcup.com). El: Red to Grand. Bus: 22 Clark (24hrs), 65 Grand. FREE!
ART & DESIGN - Justin Cooper: Thread
Cooper gives a performance with Noelle Mason and Ross Moreno in conjunction with the closing of his solo show. 4pm. Gallery 400, UIC, 400 S Peoria St, 1st Fl (312-996-6114, uic.edu/aa/college/gallery400). El: Blue to UIC/Halsted. Bus: 8 Halsted. FREE!
MUSIC - Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale
This weekend, the West Side hipster enclave boasts boutique discounts, a stage of bands curated by the Empty Bottle, and an ever-flowing supply of Pabst. Today’s lineup features the Occidental Brothers, Tally Hall, Mucca Pazza, Lucero and more. On Sun 1, check out The 1900s, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and others. Noon–10pm. Division St between Damen Ave and Leavitt St (312-850-9390). El: Blue to Division. Bus: 9 (24hrs), 50, 70. Donation $5. Also Sunday.
SHOPPING & STYLE - Jeff Koons book signing
Between the collection of coffee-table books and the eye-catching jewelry case, we always love visiting this museum store. But the appearance of king of kitsch Jeff Koons for a catalogue signing, accompanying the opening of his latest exhibition, gives us one more reason to stop by this Saturday. Noon. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave at Mies van der Rohe Way (312-280-2660, mcachicago.org). El: Red to Chicago. Bus: 3, 10, 26, 66 (24hrs), 125, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 151 (24hrs).
SHOPPING & STYLE - Jake
While we covet the clothes at this posh boutique all year long, we usually wait until its twice-annual sale to drop some serious cash in the shop. And guess what? It’s that time of the year again. Spring and summer items including denim, shoes and accessories from the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Loeffler Randall and Nice Collective are marked up to 40% off. 939 N Rush St at Walton Pl (312-664-5553). El: Red to Chicago. Bus: 36, 151 (24hrs), 156. Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm. • 3740 N Southport Ave between Grace St and Waveland Ave (773-929-5253). El: Brown to Southport. Bus: 22 (24hrs), 80, 152. Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm.
SPORTS & REC - Touring Ride: The Road to Hegewisch Part 4 Continued
Join the folks of the Chicago Cycling Club for this repeat ride that will cruise past Chicago’s only trailer park, saw mill and lakes inside the city limits as you make your way to the remotest corner of Chicago—Hegewisch. 9am. 31st Street Beach, 31st Street at Lake Shore Drive (contact George Vrechek at 312-654-8909, chicagocyclingclub.org). Bus: 35 35th. FREE!
ART & DESIGN - Post-Black: There and Back Again
Artist Kerry James Marshall joins art historians Darby English (U. of Chicago), Kym Pinder (SAIC) and Greg Foster Rice (Columbia College) for this panel discussion held in conjunction with the Renaissance Society's exhibition “Black Is, Black Ain't.” 2pm. Kent Hall, U. of Chicago, 1020 E 58th St at University Ave (773-702-8670, renaissancesociety.org). Bus: 4 Cottage Grove (24 hrs), 6 Jackson Park Exp, 55 Garfield (24 hrs). Metra: Elec Main to 59th St. FREE!
BOOKS - Traffic Series: Teacher Tales: Stories from the Front Lines
Teachers—including a few well-known mentors such as Young Chicago Authors’ Dr. Robert Boone—share their most miserable failures and greatest triumphs for the final show in Steppenwolf’s Traffic Series. Members of Curie Youth Radio tell a few tales, too. 3pm. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N Halsted St between North Ave and Willow St (312-335-1650). El: Red to North/Clybourn. Bus: 8 Halsted, 72 North. $25.
BOOKS - Uptown Poetry Slam
Marc Smith has been hosting this local slam night at the great jazz joint since 1986. The slam poetry here is some of the finest in the city. 7pm. Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway at Lawrence Ave (773-878-5552). El: Red to Lawrence. Bus: 36 Broadway, 81 Lawrence (24hrs). $6.
FILM - Metropolis at Doc Films
If you’ve never seen a silent film with a live piano accompaniment, mayt we recommend you start with Fritz Lang’s sci-fi magnum opus Metropolis, with Daniel Sefik tickling the ivories. 7pm. Doc Films, University of Chicago, 1212 E 59th St between Kimbark and Woodlawn Aves (773-702-8574). Metra: Elec Main to 59th St. Bus: 4 (24hrs), X4, 14, 28, 59, 171. $4.
GAY & LESBIAN - Ladies Spectacular at the WNBA Chicago Sky
While the ladies score points on the court, score some points of your own with other like-minded women at the HRC party deck overlooking the game. 2:30pm. UIC Pavilion, 1150 W Harrison St between Morgan St and Racine Ave (312-413-5700). El: Blue to Racine. Bus: 7, 60 (24hrs), 126.
SPORTS & REC - United Run for the Zoo
Succumb to your animal instincts and join a 5- or 10K run or 5K walk among the zoo’s lions and monkeys to raise funds for the animal habitat. Day-of registration begins at 6:30am. After the big kids are done, the Gorilla Gallop for kids 10 and under begins at 10am. 8am. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N Cannon Dr between Lake Shore Dr and Fullerton Pkwy (773-868-3010, chicagoevents.com). Bus: 151 Sheridan (24hrs), 156 LaSalle. $14–$30, kids ages 10 and under free.