There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this week. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Mon 7/9: Yob’s new album uses the darkness of doom metal to show us what to cherish, says Reader music editor Philip Montoro: “Our Raw Heart (Relapse), evokes the renewed vision that settles onto survivors of near-death experiences, when every leaf on every tree seems freshly miraculous and radiant.” 7 PM, Reggie’s Rock Club, 2105 S. State, $25, $20 in advance, 17+
Mon 7/9-Thu 7/12: In the Chinese drama Angels Wear White, writer-director Vivian Qu addresses the issue of corruption in contemporary Chinese society. “The subject may be familiar to anyone who’s kept up with Chinese cinema over the past two decades, but Qu’s approach is somewhat novel in that she considers the issue from a female perspective,” writes the Reader‘s Ben Sachs. 107 minutes. Various times, various locations, see film listing.
Tue 7/10: Irish singer Brigid Mae Power infuses rustic folk music with an incantatory splendor. “There’s a steely determination inside ‘Don’t Shut Me Up (Politely),’ a song from Irish singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power’s recent second album, The Two Worlds,” writes the Reader music critic Peter Margasak. 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $10
Wed 7/11: Step inside David Parr’s Cabinet of Curiosities. As I wrote in this week’s Reader, “magician David Parr brings old-school magic to life every week at the Chicago Magic Lounge.” 7:30 PM, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark, 312-366-4500, $35-$45.
Wed 7/11- Thu 7/12: The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 2. Picture it: Miami, 1987, and the Golden Girls in drag. “For those who dream of living inside a Miami house with a suite of Chippendale chairs and a loud sofa—and where it never stopped being 1987—there can be no entertainment more joyous than this sequel to last year’s smash from Hell in a Handbag Productions,” writes the Reader‘s Max Maller 7:30 PM Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark, handbagproductions.org, $25-$120.
Thu 7/12: Wild Strawberries. “An archetypal Ingmar Bergman film, and one of his best,” writes onetime Reader film critic (and onetime Cecil Adams) Dave Kehr. 91 minutes. 6 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State St. $11.