Performing Arts

Show: John Jasperse Company John Jasperse’s Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies receives its North American premiere this weekend; the 100-minute, two-act piece often focuses humorously on human foibles: each time a dancer fails in his attempt to execute a simple turn, for example, he offers commentary on what went wrong.

7:30pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, $10-$25

Dinner: Balsan “Hotel dining has a tendency to pander to an itinerant captive customer base that’s not necessarily focused on imaginative eating,” writes Mike Sula. “I hope Balsan attracts the local following it deserves to keep Jason McLeod’s passionate momentum going.”

11 E. Walton St., 312-646-1400