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Fall October & November Chicago Arts and Events

Your Chicago guide to the best museums, galleries, and events in Chicago.

    Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600, presents Richard Misrach: On the Beach through Dec. 2. Jasper Johns: Gray, which examines the artist’s use of gray in his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, runs Nov. 3 through Jan. 6. Focus: William Pope.L continues through Jan. 20.
    The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, 312-787-3997, presents its 82nd Exhibition of Artist Members through Oct. 26.
    Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 312-922-3432, features Me, Myself and Infrastructure: Private Lives and Public Works in America through Nov. 16.
    Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World through Oct. 21.
    Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents The Crocheted Coral Reef through Dec. 16.
    Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Quilts: A Patchwork History through Dec. 31. Big Picture: A New View of Painting in Chicago opens Oct. 20.
    Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts Darwin through Jan. 1. Maps: Finding Our Place in the World runs Nov. 2 through Jan. 28.
    Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., features Niki in the Garden, more than 30 monumental, outdoor sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle, through Oct. 31. For more information, call 877-244-2246.
    Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Plate Convergence, which explores clay as a material, through Nov. 11. Sandra Binion: Seasons continues through Nov. 2.
    International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lakeshore Dr., 312-642-6502, presents Matthew Cox’s Recovery, embroidered x-rays, and Margaret Leininger’s Under the Looking Glass, fiber specimens, through Oct. 19. Rosemary Feit Covey’s brain tumor series of wood engravings and Barbara Kendrick’s colored pencil drawings representing nerve pain run Nov. 2 through Jan. 18.
    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088,features Recent and Anniversary Gifts to the Permanent Collection and A. G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions through Jan. 5.
    Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw through Nov. 4.
    Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston, 847-491-4000, hosts Casting a Shadow: Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film through Dec. 9.
    Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central Park Ave., Evanston, 847-475-1030, presents Stories in Stone through Dec. 30.
    Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 through Jan. 27. Collection Highlights continues through June 8. Alexander Calder in Focus continues through April.
    Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, features Beate Gütschow: LS/S, a digital pastiche of pastoral landscapes and urban dystopias, Oct. 25 through Jan. 13.
    Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414, hosts Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination through Jan. 6.
    National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., 312-738-1503, presents Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition through Dec. 16.
    Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents Mapping Manifest Destiny: Chicago and the American West and Ptolemy’s Geography and Renaissance Mapmakers, both Nov. 3 through Feb. 16.
    Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., 773-755-5100, presents Urban Nature through Nov. 4.
    Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-8670, hosts a new film installation by Steve McQueen through Oct. 28. Meanwhile in Baghdad… runs Nov. 11 through Dec. 21.
    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents Majestic Nature/Golden History: German Romantic Art from the Crawford Collection and the Smart Museum of Art through Oct. 21.
    Swedish American Museum Center, 5211 N. Clark, 773-728-8111, hosts Rosebud Sioux: A Lakota People in Transition through Nov. 25.

    About Face Theatre presents the world premiere of Wedding Play Oct. 24 through Dec. 2 in the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650.
    Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon, 773-769-4451, presents Sounds So Good, Makes You Wanna Holler (Old School vs. New School) through the end of October.
    Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 312-633-0630, present A Steady Rain through Oct. 28.
    Chicago Human Rhythm Project concludes its season with performances of Global Rhythms 3 and Thanks 4 Giving Nov. 23-25 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777.
    Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents Cymbeline through Nov. 11. Stephen Sondheim’s Passion continues through Nov. 11.
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, hosts the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland Oct. 30.
    Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents Thyestes through Oct. 21.
    The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., 312-344-6600, presents the world premiere of Zephyr Dance Oct. 25-27.
    Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, features Passion Play: a cycle, a theatrical re-enactment of Christ’s final days in three different eras, through Oct. 21.
    Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, presents Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago Oct. 26-27. Midwest Young Artists perform Oct. 28. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs Nov. 17.
    The House Theatre of Chicago presents The Magnificents, a magical clown show, through Nov. 3 at the Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western, 773-251-2195. In conjunction with Broadway in Chicago, the House Theatre presents The Sparrow through Dec. 31 at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln, 773-935-6100.
    The Joffrey Ballet presents Giselle Oct. 17-28 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500.
    Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, features The Island of Dr. Moreau through Dec. 2.
    Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, presents No Child, the acclaimed one-woman show by Nilaja Sun, through Nov. 18.
    Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport, 773-325-1700, presents The Men and Their Music through Oct. 28.
    Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents The Miser through Nov. 11.
   Paramount Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 630-896-6666, features Peter Pan: The High-Flying Family Musical Nov. 16-17.
    Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson, 773-878-9761, presents August Wilson’s Jitney through Oct. 28.
    Porchlight Music Theatre, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, presents Phantom, based on the 1910 Gaston Leroux novel, through Nov. 11.
    Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, presents Neil LaBute’s Some Girls(s) through Oct. 28. Things We Said Today runs Nov. 12 through Dec. 16.
    Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, 773-338-2177, presents Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana through Dec. 8.
    A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, 312-943-8722, presents the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s Weapon of Mass Impact Oct. 22 through Dec. 2.
  Reduced Shakespeare Company presents Completely Hollywood (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) runs through Dec. 2 at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, 312-988-9000.
    Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Fiction through Nov. 4 at Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000.
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, presents The Crucible through Nov. 11. The Elephant Man runs Oct. 16 through Nov. 4.
    Timeline Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington, 773-281-8463, presents Paradise Lost, Clifford Odets’ drama set during the Great Depression, through Oct. 21. Tesla’s Letters runs Nov. 10 through Dec. 23.
    Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents The Defiant Muse through Oct. 28. A Park in Our House runs Oct. 26 through Dec. 9.
  Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, features The Savannah Disputation through Nov. 25. The Turn of the Screw runs Nov. 28 through Mar. 30 at 664 Vernon Ave.

    Addington Gallery, 704 N. Wells, 312-664-3406, features Julia Katz: Paintings Oct. 19 through Nov. 27.
    Andrew Bae Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-335-8601, presents oil paintings by Leeah Joo Oct. 19 through Nov.17.
    Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, features Rose Freymuth-Frazier: New York Oct. 19 through Nov. 15. Works by Mary Jones and Jim Zasoski are on display Nov.15 through Dec. 31.
    Byron Roche Gallery, 750 N. Franklin, 312-654-0144, presents Metal Leaf Paintings by Paul Hunter through Dec. 31.
    Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents Natural Selection, new paintings by Marc Dennis, through Nov. 10.
    Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, presents Terry Evans’ Steel through Nov. 3. Lynn Geesaman: Hazy Lights & Shadows runs Oct. 19 through Nov. 24. David Plowden: Vanishing Point runs Nov. 9 through Dec. 29.
    David Weinberg Collection, 300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents Fresh Water, a group show, through Oct. 20.
    Douglas Dawson Gallery, 400 N. Morgan, 312-226-7975, presents From There to Here: 25th Anniversary Exhibition Nov. 30 through Dec. 29.
    Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, features Girls Girls Girls through Oct. 27.
    Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features Jules Feiffer & Bill Mauldin: Political Cartoons and Limited-Edition Prints Oct. 26 through November.
    Johnsonese Gallery, 2149 W. Armitage, 773-252-8750, hosts Carl Corey’s Habitat Oct. 19 through Nov. 17.
     Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents Scene in Chicago 2007 Oct. 19 through Nov. 24.
    Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market, 312-492-8828, presents The Intelligent Design Project III through
Nov. 24.
    KN Gallery, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2515, 312-640-5550, presents paintings, pastels and sculptures by Fernando Botero Oct. 19 through Dec. 21.
    Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features new work by Zach Taylor Oct. 19 through Nov. 24.
    Lydon Fine Art, 309 W. Superior, 312-943-1133, presents Chindi, Dawn Horizons, The New Works of Judy Campbell and Buff Elting through Oct. 17.
    Marx-Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, hosts work by Dante Marioni through Oct. 27. Work by Vladimira Klumpar, Loretta Yang and Ulrica Hydman-Vallien is on display Nov. 2 through Dec. 29.
    Mary Bell Galleries, 740 N. Franklin, 312-642-0202, presents new work by gallery artists through Nov. 14.
    Maya Polsky Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0055, features Gabriela Morawetz’s Egospheres through Oct. 20.
    Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features Michael Ferris Jr.’s Elaborate Ink Drawings and Watercolors from Peggy MacNamara’s forthcoming book, The Architecture of Birds and Insects, Oct. 19 through Nov. 24.
    Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents new ceramic works by Bean Finneran and Julie York Oct. 19 through Nov. 21.
    Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features new paintings by Nicholas Sistler through Oct. 27.
    Richard Gray Gallery, 875 N. Michigan, 312-642-8877, presents recently acquired paintings and sculpture through Nov. 2.
    Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features work by Manfred Müller Oct. 19 through Nov. 27.
    Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects, The Seasons through Nov. 10.
  Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features Virginie Lamarche’s Fenestrated Oct. 26 through Nov. 27.
      Thomas McCormick Gallery, 835 W. Washington, 312-226-6800, presents sculpture by Bernard Williams Oct. 19 through Jan. 5.
     Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-654-9900, shows Amy Casey’s work Oct. 19 through Nov. 24.
     Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron, 312-944-1990, presents sculpture by Deborah Butterfield Oct. 19 through Dec. 1.

    The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., hosts a Homecoming Dance at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Wrist corsages and powder blue tuxedos are welcome.Tickets are $12. Visit www.oldtownschool.org.
     Human Rights Watch presents The Hidden Face of Gold: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Photographs by Marcus Bleasdale at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street, Congress Corridor, through November 4.
    The 43rd Chicago International Film Festival continues through Oct. 17. Call 312-332-FILM.     ....The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation holds its Dream Halloween fundraiser at Windy City Fieldhouse Oct. 20. Call 312-580-1150 for information.
    The Chicago Artists’ Coalition holds its annual Chicago Art Open through Oct. 27 at Iron Studios, 3636 S. Iron St. Visit caconline.org.
    Fall Antiques Show returns to Arlington Park Oct. 12-14. www.arlingtonparkantiques.com.
    The Chicago Antique Market takes place Oct. 27 on West Randolph Street. Visit chicagoantiquemarket.com.
    SOFA CHICAGO 2007: 14th Annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, Nov. 2-4, Navy Pier's Festival Hall. SOFA CHICAGO 2007 presents masterworks bridging contemporary design and fine art from 100 international galleries and dealers, a lecture series and special exhibits, all complimentary with admission. Special exhibits include “Offering Reconciliation,” a display of 135 works of art created by prominent Palestinian and Israeli artists on the theme of reconciliation; and “Contemporary Furniture at Crab Tree Farm” drawn from the rarely seen collection of Chicago philanthropist John H. Bryan. This exhibit features the work of renowned British designer John Makepeace, and two of his former students, Mike Jarvi and Critz Campbell. SOFA CHICAGO celebrates opening night with a Mise-en-Scène Public Preview Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at sofaexpo.com. Exposition hours are: Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a single day of general admission and $25 for a three-day pass. For general information, visit sofaexpo.com; call 800-563-SOFA (7632) or 773-506-8860; or email info@sofaexpo.com.
   Adler Planetarium's 13th Annual Celestial Ball
Join national hero and former NASA astronaut Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr. for a special evening at the Adler Planetarium’s 13th Annual Celestial Ball on October 20, 2007. More than 600 guests will dance the night away to the sounds of the Brother John Band in the Adler’s glass-enclosed Sky Pavilion, which will be transformed into a Starshine-themed space by the creative minds of Heffernan Morgan special event design. Tickets start at $400. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call Kari Riordan at (312) 553-2000.
   UIC Gala for The Walter Payton Liver Center
The GILD (Gastrointestinal Liver Disease) Council at the University of Illinois Medical Center is hosting its annual fundraising event in support of research, patient care and education. This year’s theme, An Evening of Sweetness, heralds the formal opening announcement of the new Walter Payton Liver Center (www.walterpaytonlivercenter.org) and is in honor of Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, October 27, 2007, Doors open 6:30 p.m. The Fairmont Hotel 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

Published: October 11, 2007
Issue: November 2007