Shane Talbott makes your “To Do List” -Events not to miss this week

There are some fun and amazing events going on this week!  Check out a few of our picks:                                                                                                                                                                                                           *********************************************************************************************************
July 15th
“Andy Warhol: Shadows”
Art & Design
Fri 11am–6pm; Mon
11am–6pm. Ending: Fri Jul 29 11am–6pm 201 E Ontario St (at St. Clair St)
Described by Warhol as “disco decor,” this 1978–79 installation layers silkscreened photographs of shadows over the artist’s vivid painted backgrounds. The Arts Club borrows 54 of the piece’s 102 large-scale panels from the Dia Art Foundation.
July 15th
Alien Queen: The Concert at the Metro
3730 N. Clark St. Chicago
Midnight Show: FRIDAY, JULY 15TH, 2011. 18-and-over event! Doors open at 10pm. Show at 10pm with CHANCES DANCES and THE GAME SHOW SHOW…AND STUFF!
Alien Queen: The Concert combines the legendary music of Queen with an outrageous parody of the “Alien” films. For the “Concert” we’ve added songs, dancing, and even more absurdity to create a top-notch Queen tribute band featuring those fantastical aliens, cross-gendered humans, and some of Chicago’s best singers and rock musicians. Featuring classic Queen hits as well as deep cuts from the early Queen catalog, Alien Queen’s transformation into concert form puts the epic music and absurd pageantry front and center.
July 16th
Runs through July 29
Dream Home
Merchandise Mart
Sat 10am–3pm; Mon 10am–5pm. Ongoing 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza (between Wells and Orleans Sts)
The Mart’s faux manse returns with fresh styles. View nine rooms, each decorated by a star designer or team using resources from the Merchandise Mart Design Center showrooms. This year’s decorators are Michael Del Piero, Studio Snaidero Chicago, Scott Himmel Architects and other
July 16th
Edgewater Arts Festival
Live music accompanies a selection of fine art, and local arts and crafts for sale.
July 16-17th
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
Dawes Park, Sat – Sun noon–7pm. Sheridan Rd at Church St
Several nations are represented at this feel-good multi-culti fest showcasing music, dance, food and visual arts from around the world.
July 17th
Jennifer Hudson
With Opener Migu
Ravinia Park
July 19 & 20
The Fifth Annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale Returns to Daley Plaza Shop local designers and independent boutiques during the FREE two-day outdoor fashion event
Lauren D. Rapisand 312.742.2884,
Have a great week everyone!
- Shane Talbott

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