There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this week. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Fri 9/28-Sun 9/30:
UrbanTheater Company uses humor and empathy to offer a range of perspectives on gentrification in Humboldt Park in Not For Sale. Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, UrbanTheater Company, 2620 W. Division, $20, $25 reserved seating, $15 students and seniors
Fri 9/28-Sun 9/30: “Naked offers a witty, farcical, occasionally soapy, yet ultimately profound investigation into how much we depend on our stories for identity,” writes the Reader‘s Tony Adler of the new Trap Door Theatre production. Fri-Sat 8 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland, 773-384-0494, trapdoortheatre.com, $20-$25.
Fri 9/28-Sun 9/30: The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company, originally broadcast on French TV in 1986, is having a rare screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. See their website here for showtimes. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, $11
Fri 9/28: Chicago Votes’ Give a Shit Weekend continues with a gallery installment powered by Prime Fortune and sounds by Evie the Cool. Arrive at 6 to see a preview of the Give a Shit Creative Collective. After party at LiqrBox (873 N. Orleans St.). The celebration continues throughout the weekend. 7 PM-9 PM, The MILA (41st floor), 201 N. Garland Ct., free
Fri 9/28: Chicago artist Lala Lala is performing at the Empty Bottle. “She punctuates her introspective songs with massive, soaring, swing-for-the-cheap-seats choruses—reaching fragile high notes with her low voice,” writes the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti. 9 PM, Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western. $10
Sat 9/29: Zeal & Ardor, described by the Reader‘s Scott Morrow as “an audacious mix of black metal, Negro spirituals, electronic accents, and synth interludes created by Swiss-American singer and multi-instrumentalist Manuel Gagneux,” is playing at Subterranean. 9 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., $16.50, 17+
Sat 9/29-Sun 9/30: The Reader‘s Izzy Yellen, “Though there are plenty of big names on the bill at the Hyde Park Jazz Fest—including Ravi Coltrane with Brandee Younger, Jason Moran (paying tribute to Willie Pickens and Muhal Richard Abrams), Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Dee Alexander—the fest puts emphasis on giants in niche scenes.” This event takes places at various times and venues. Check out the website for the schedule here. Suggested donation of $5 per set, or $125 for a Jazz Pass for preferred seating at select venues.