• Aaron Wooten
  • Portrait of Alderman Patrick Levar

Art

Show: The Aldermen Project: 50 Alderman/50 Artists Curators Jeremy Scheuch and Lauri Apple got 50 artists to immortalize an alderman apiece for “The Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists,” including Derek Erdman, Phineas X. Jones, Jon Gitelson, Aaron Wooten and more. [Apple is an assistant editor at the Reader, which is a sponsor of the show.]

Opens Fri 3/19, 7-11 PM. Through 4/2: Sat noon-5 PM and by appointment, Johalla Projects, 1561 N. Milwaukee, 312-636-4966 or 312-833-1108, free

Dinner: Big Star Unlike Paul Kahan’s other ventures (Blackbird, Avec, the Publican), Big Star is a bar. But you may have to remind yourself of that, because it’s got probably the tastiest Mexican menu of any bar in Chicago.

1531 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-4039