- Howard Schatzburg
Show: Pilobolus “Mining Pilobolus’s roots in comedy, Rushes creates a surreal world featuring creeping figures, a mysterious suitcase, and flashing dream images—an ear unlocked with a key, a butterfly caught in a web, a chair with bat wings,” writes Laura Molzahn. “Its gentle whimsy is light-years removed from the almost sadistic physical comedy of Walklyndon, also on the bill. Created in 1971 by founders Wolken, Barnett, Lee Harris, and Moses Pendleton, it objectifies the human form in trademark Pilobolusian style, turning a dancer into a teeter-totter. Duet (1992), Gnomen (1997), and Wolken’s acrobatic Redline (2009) complete the evening.”
$25-$55, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777
Dinner: Chicago Curry House “The folks behind Highwood’s Curry Hut didn’t do themselves any favors by hiding Chicago Curry House, a white table-paper Nepalese-Indian spot, on the ground floor of a South Loop building surrounded by residential permit parking. But the menu is virtually identical to the mothership’s—that is, a huge selection of familiar northern Indian dishes and a handful of Nepalese specialties, which emphasize ginger and garlic over the chiles and dairy of the more southerly regions,” writes Mike Sula.
899 S. Plymouth Ct., 312-362-9999, curryhouseonline.com