10 Things to do in Chicago this weekend

05-08

Ideas to up your culture (and fun) quotient

Chicago Art Girls, a group of 35 women artists and artisans, will be selling their hand-crafted wares at the Ravenswood Event Center during a one-day pop-up shop. Works for sale include stained glass, jewelry, textiles and more. May 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission. 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave., www.chicagoartgirls.com/…


Israel’s diverse cultural influences can be heard and appreciated at nine different venues in the city as part of the Israeli Jazz and World Music Festival. Highlights include jazz trumpeter Avishai Cohen (above) at City Winery on Sunday. See website for full schedule and show times. May 11, 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25- $40. 1200 W. Randolph St., (312) 733-9463,embassies.gov.il/…


The University of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts are hostingLet’s Get Working, a three-day festival celebrating the legacy of Chicago’s favorite son: Studs Terkel. The schedule includes architecture tours, oral histories, film screenings and musical performances. Friday’s speakers include StoryCorps’ Dave Isay and author Alex Kotlowitz. May 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. opening reception, see website for full festival schedule. Free. 915 E. 60th St., (773) 702-2787, studs.uchicago.edu/…


Everything Loose Will Land is a new exhibition about architecture and art in Los Angeles in the 1970s now on display at the Graham Foundation. The show was curated by Sylvia Lavin, Director of Critical Studies in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, and will be on exhibit through July. May 8 – May 10, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. 4 W. Burton Pl., (312) 787-4071, www.grahamfoundation.org At right is 1973’s cardboard “Punchout Chair”


Grab Mom and take her to shop for good things to eat, wear and smell at Dose at 1st Ward at Chop Shop on Mother’s Day. The market of locally made goods is now in Wicker Park (no longer in River East) and no longer charges admission. May 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. 2033 W. North Ave., dosemarket.com


Catch 23 different Chicago premieres on the big screen as the Chicago Critics Film Feststarts rolling at the Music Box Theatre. This second-annual fest was created and curated by film critics. Different movies are screened all week, see website for full schedule and show times. May 9 – May 11. Individual tickets are $12 – $15; weekend passes are $100; full festival passes are $150. 3733 N. Southport Ave., (773) 383-9667, chicagocriticsfilmfestival.com


The Chicago Reader’s second annual Key Ingredient Cookoff at the Museum of Broadcast Communications challenges 25 local chefs to cook with one of five ingredients. Ticket-holders get to sample the dishes, as well as cocktails, wine and beer. May 9, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets are $65, a portion of the proceeds benefit Common Threads. 360 N. State St., (312) 245-8200,realdeal.chicagoreader.com/…


The Richard H. Driehaus Museum’s ballroom and garden will transport Mom back to a more genteel time—the Gilded Age—during its fourth annual Mother’s Day Victorian Tea Service. You and Mom can sip traditional afternoon tea and eat cookies and then take a tour of the decorative arts museum. May 11, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $70, $60 for museum members. 40 E. Erie St., (312) 482-8933,www.driehausmuseum.org/…


The tenth annual CineYouth Festival continues its tradition of screening movies by filmmakers 21 years old and younger from around the globe. (Above is “Cookie Wars” by 16-year-old Natasha Lasky.) Thursday night features an opening night reception; Sunday includes an award ceremony. All weekend screenings take place at Columbia College Chicago. May 8 – May 10, check website for show times. Free. 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th floor,www.cinemachicago.org/…


10 The new Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago aims to turn back the clock when it comes to perceptions of Ms. Kahlo and her work. She became so famous posthumously that it can be hard to understand how radical her work was. This show changes that. May 8 – May 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Suggested admission is $12. 220 E. Chicago Ave., (312) 397-4000, www2.mcachicago.org/… Above: Lorna Simpson’s “She” (color Polaroids and engraved Plexiglas plaque, 1992)

(Source: Crain’s Chicago Business)

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