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May
30
Mon
General John A. Logan Memorial Day @ Logan Monument
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

General John A. Logan Memorial Day Commemoration

general-john-a-long-memorialThe Chicago Cultural Mile Association is honored to host the Annual Ceremony and Dedication of the General John A. Logan Monument, which has been taking place since 1996. This Memorial Day wreath laying and monument rededication commemorates those who died serving our country and is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Pucci Wedgwood Society of Chicago.

Hours

The Ceremony is 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event is followed by a 12:30 p.m. luncheon in the Crystal Ballroom at the Blackstone Hotel at 636 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers @ Wrigley Field
May 30 @ 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

May 30, 2016 – June 2, 2016

Chicago CubsSee the Chicago Cubs play against the Los Angeles Dodgers May 30 – June 2 at Wrigley Field!

Hours:

Monday: 1:20 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:05 p.m.
Thursday: 1:20 p.m.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil @ City Winery
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sergio Mendes & Brasil – “A Celebration of 50 Years of Brasil 66”

sergio-mendesProducer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.

One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy® Award winner.

Mendes started his career with 1961’s Dance Moderno and the groups Bossa Rio and the Sergio Mendes Trio. From the mid-1960s to the late ’70s, Mendes established his legendary status by taking numerous albums and singles to the top of the charts. But it was Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 which sparked global stardom. Performing “The Look of Love” at the 1968 Oscars, their version went top 10, quickly followed by the hits “The Fool on the Hill” and “Scarborough Fair.” Enjoying immense popularity, Mendes added soul and funk to his jazz and pop, but always with a Brazilian rhythm.

May
31
Tue
Cinema Sacrifice Theater @ The Public House Theatre
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

May 31, 2016 – November 29, 2016

cinema-sacrifice-theaterMystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax turned watching terrible movies into comedy gold. Now Cinema Sacrifice Theater is carrying on that tradition for a new generation with a series of fun film screenings at The Public House Theater in Chicago. And just like MST3K, the show’s conceit is as loopy as the films themselves: To keep an evil RedBox (named ‘DreadBox,’ of course) who’s hellbent on world domination at bay, a group of funny friends must watch – and then ceremoniously sacrifice – a different terrible movie each month. Expect so-bad-they’re-good clunkers like Warriors of the Wasteland, The Werewolf of Washington and the John Travolta movie-of-the-week The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

Hours

Last Tuesday of the month: 8 p.m.

The Foreign Exchange
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

the-foreign-exchangeThe Foreign Exchange is an R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of the American rapper/singer Phonte and the Dutch record producer Nicolay. The pair initially made contact via message boards on Okayplayer.com and soon began recording and exchanging music. Soon after, they formed The Foreign Exchange without having ever met each other in person, hence the name. Their album, Connected, was released in 2004 and was a showcase for Nicolay’s musical talents as well as an introduction to like-minded Little Brother affiliates who contributed to the album. The album received strong reviews and the single, “Sincere”, featuring YahZarah, was released with a promotional video.

Jun
1
Wed
Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia @ Arie Crown Theatre at McCormick Place
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

anthony-fantasiaAnthony Hamilton is a Grammy-Award winning musician, who has collaborated with a bevy of artists including Nas, Rick Ross, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Tupac and Al Green to name a few. Most recently, the renowned soul singer performed for President Obama with Grammy-nominated songstress, Andra Day for Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House. In addition to his multiple chart-topping albums & singles, Hamilton has been praised by a plethora of outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, ESSENCE, NPR and Billboard, among others. On March 25th, Hamilton will release his fifth studio album, What I’m Feelin’ via RCA Records, which will include the hit single, “Amen”.

Orion Ensemble: “Musical Enchantments” @ PianoForte Studios
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

orion ensembleThe Orion Ensemble’s season concludes with Musical Enchantments, welcoming back guest violinist Mathias Tacke, former second violinist of the Vermeer Quartet, and violist Stephen Boe. They join Orion for Antonín Dvorák’s Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a; Amy Beach’s Quintet in F-sharp Minor for String Quartet and Piano, Op. 67 (1908); and Johannes Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115.

This performance is part of The Orion Ensemble’s 23rd season, Fantasies and Enchantments, welcoming guest artists and featuring a range of compositions from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Curren$y
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

currenyNew Orleans rapper and Hip-Hop connoisseur Curren$y thrives on making music on his own terms. With his “Jet Life” mantra about living life to the fullest, the savvy rhyme spitter (why do you think they call him “Spitta”?) is focused on a lyrical devotion to the truth and authenticity. It’s because of this ethos that the man born Shante Anthony Franklin has transcended any regional rap stereotypes to become a favorite of bloggers, critics, fans and everyone in between. Now aligned with Warner Bros., the plan is to let Spitta be himself, but have even more people get acquainted with the Jet (Just Enjoy This Sh*t) Life.

Admission: 18+

Jun
2
Thu
Roscoe Village Wine Stroll @ Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

roscoe-village-wine-strollThe Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce our 3rd Annual Wine Stroll! You will enjoy “Wines of the World” at your favorite businesses in Roscoe Village.

While you meander, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of special promotions at each of the wine stops. All the wines will be paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy. Don’t delay to purchase your $50 ticket, only 400 tickets will be offered for sale! We SELL OUT every year!

I, Malvolio @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

June 2, 2016 – June 5, 2016

i-malvolioTim Crouch, one of Britain’s most innovative and respected theatermakers, re-imagines Twelfth Night for Shakespeare 400 Chicago in a brilliant one-man show that tells a timeless story of bullying, prudery and practical jokes. I, Malvolio is a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man adrift in front of a cruel audience. Part abject clown, part theater-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This is a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name, or has fallen in love with the wrong person.

Hours:

June 2: 7:30 p.m.
June 3: 7:30 p.m.
June 4: 3 & 8 p.m.
June 5: 2 & 6 p.m.