Seven in Heaven 3/22-3/25
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 17:08
1. “CAN U FEEL IT: THE UMF EXPERIENCE” film screening at select theaters, 3/22
This one-night only theatrical release will give viewers a glimpse at the Ultra Music Festival experience. UMF is one of the world’s biggest and brightest dance music festivals going on right now in Miami. The film goes behind the DJ booth to the dance floor to chronicle the rise of dance music with interviews from its pioneers, such as Tiesto, Boys Noize, Afrojack and way more. This is the second best thing to being in Miami this weekend (the film is shot in full HD, after all). For a list of theaters showing “CAN U FEEL IT” tonight, go to here.
2. The grand opening of Standard Market in Westmont, 3/24
It being spring break, there’s a very good possibility some of you suburbanites are back home in the suburbs. If you’re in the southwest, the grand opening of Standard Market will give you a fully loaded Saturday of talent shows, face painting, a chili cookoff, a wine and cheese showcase, a vendor fair, a “meet the farmers” portion and much more. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.standardmarket.com for more.
3. Andre Williams & the Goldstars record release show at the Hideout, 3/23
Bloodshot Records act Andre Williams is an R&B legend, having penned tunes like “Shake A Tail Feather” plus working with the likes of Stevie Wonder. This 21+ record release show is a measly ten to 12 bucks and is sure to be a funky good time. Go to www.hideoutchicago.com for more.
4. “FREUD’S LAST SESSION” at the Mercury Theater, 3/26
Opening night of the off-Broadway hit from NYC, “FREUD’S LAST SESSION,” is this Monday. The award-winning play makes its Midwest debut with its New York cast reprising roles here in Chicago. The story revolved around, who else, the legendary Dr. Sigmund Freud, as well as C.S. Lewis. Go to www.mercurytheaterchicago.com for more.
5. B.B. King at House of Blues, 3/22-23
Okay, this is a pricey one. But B.B. King is without a doubt the biggest living blues legend today. The tickets are upwards of $80, but the aging headliner in this beloved venue will make for an unforgettable experience. He is a must-see in the very near future. Go to www.houseofblues.com for more.
6. “Whirled News Tonight” at iO, 3/24
This ongoing comedy show lets audience members shout out news items to the cast for them to create improve satire. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the company’s Lakeview venue. Go to www.chicago.ioimprov.com for more.
7. Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra at the Green Mill, 3/22
For $6, come check out the 9 p.m. swing jazz music show at the history Green Mill. In Uptown. Go hang where Al Capone used to lounge around, and listen to the music he probably enjoyed then too. There’s nothing like a warm night for cool jazz. Go to www.greenmilljazz.com for more.