Five Things to Do This Weekend: April 5–7
Friday, April 5, 2013
Now in its fifth year, Mark Bazer’s “talk show in a bar” takes place at The Hideout on the first Friday of each month. April’s guests include Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and improvisers TJ & Dave. Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Metal Alliance Tour
Three bigtime metal bands attempt to blow the roof off the House of Blues. Headliners Anthrax are set to play their 1987 album Among the Living in its entirety. Also on the bill: Exodus and High on Fire, led by fresh-from-rehab frontman Matt Pike. Friday, 6:25 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Second Saturday Silent Cinema
The Music Box Theatre screens Sparrows (1926), a Dickensian fairy tale about a group of orphans being held prisoner by an evil farmer. Mary Pickford stars as the teenager who miraculously saves the day. Even more miraculous: the actress was actually 34 at the time. Saturday, noon.
Kara Walker: Rise Up Ye Mighty Race!
The artist’s trademark cut-paper silhouettes depict scenes from the romanticized pre-Civil War South. This batch, created especially for the Art Institute of Chicago, reflects Walker’s—and America’s—ongoing preoccupation with race. Until Sunday, August 11.
Storefront thespians The Hypocrites present a small-scale, high-intensity production of William Shakespeare’s rarely staged tragedy about a Roman soldier who turns against his own city. It does not end well. Various dates and times at the Chopin Theatre.