Time to plan the week. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Mon 3/21: Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon) hosts a three-course tasting dinner featuring local booze from the Koval Distillery. Chef Alex Labounty’s menu includes beet salad, corn sopes, and apple pie, and each course is paired with a cocktail featuring a different Koval spirit. 6 PM
Mon 3/21: Milwaukee rapper Juiceboxxx plays the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) tonight. In Soundboard Leor Galil writes, “Witnessing Juice is believing: I saw him for the umpteenth time this past summer at a basement space, and though only a couple dozen people were on hand he leaped around like he was entertaining a packed stadium.” 9 PM
Through 4/3: This year the Macy’s Flower Show‘s theme is “America the beautiful,” featuring flora from all regions of the country to tell the story of the United States’ history. Flower displays on the ninth floor of Macy’s (111 N. State) range from traditional gardens to gowns built from blossoms.
Through 4/23: The Borderline Collective presents “Northern Triangle,” a group show at Rational Park (2557 W. North) featuring work inspired by the refugee crisis at the U.S./Mexico border.
Wed 3/23: Sonic Youth cofounder Thurston Moore joins WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia in conversation at the Old Town School of Folk Music (4545 N. Lincoln). 8 PM
Wed 3/23: It’s Happening! at Links Hall (3111 N. Western) is a new monthly variety show hosted by Bill Bullock that features comedy, dance, and music. The inaugural lineup includes comics Adam Burke and Marty DeRosa, music by Ben LaMar Gay, and dance from Josh Anderson. 8:30 PM
Thu 3/24-Fri 3/25: RE|dance group presents What Brings Me to This Place, executive director Lucy Riner’s new work examining personal identity paired with trance and electronic music. This round of shows take place at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater (3035 N. Hoyne). 7:30 PM
3/24-3/26: The Good Food Festival at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) is dedicated to promoting healthy eating and sustainable food industries with cooking demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions. Featuring appearances by and workshops with Chicago food industry notables Rick Bayless, Paul Fehribach, Bruce Sherman, and Abra Berens. Thu 8:30 AM-6 PM, Fri 9 AM-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-5 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.