Seven in Heaven: 9/29 - 10/1
Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 16:08
Get off the couch and paint the town Red with this week's "Seven in Heaven".
1. GENERAL ORDERS NO. 9
Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 and p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2 at 3, 5, 7, and 9 p.m., and Monday-Thursday, Oct. 3-6 at 7 and 9 p.m.
"General Orders No. 9", which is named after General Robert E. Lee's farewell address to his army in Northern Virginia, examines the "loss of the natural world to the onslaught of urbanism in the Deep South" and "marries experimental filmmaking with an accessible, naturalist sensibility to tell the epic story of the clash between man and nature while creating an artful exploration of geography as an extension of culture."
2. THE PITMAN PAINTERS
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
"The Pitmen Painters" tells the story of a group of artistically inclined miners and the birth of a working-class artist movement. Inspired by a book by William Feaver, "The Pitman Painters" stems from a group of miners in the 1930's who began to create art. Blending history with today's modern world, Timeline Theatre features a gallery of art submitted by Chicago union workers, along with art by the 1930's union workers.
3. THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS MULTIPLES ORIGINAL PROJECT
Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Poetry Foundation's exhibit features postcards created by poets Robert Creely, Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, and more.
4. JAMES BLAKE
Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Metro
5. BACKYARD FILM & MUSIC FEST
Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at 2 p.m.
Film and music buff? Check out the Backyard Film and Music Fest in Wicker Park.
6. BICYCLES & THE ARTS
Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.
7. OPEN STREETS ON STATE STREET
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DePaul University men's and women's basketball players, the pep band, cheerleaders and the DePaul Gospel Choir will participate in Open Streets on State Street, a celebration of community and culture in Chicago's Loop. Open Streets features a host of activities including a modular skate park, "imagination" playground, a dunk tank and breakdancing demonstrations. Several Loop businesses are offering special discounts that day at restaurants, retail destinations and cultural institutions.