Time to plan the week. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Mon 3/7: The Poetory at the Promontory (5311 S. Lark Park Ave West) is a monthly spoken word reading featuring poetry from Bryant Cross with music by the Corner and DJ Rae Chardonnay. 7 PM
Tue 3/8: The Society of Midland Authors hosts a social cocktail hour followed by author Richard Bales discussing his forthcoming book, Nelson Algren: The Forgotten Literature, all at the Cliff Dwellers Club (200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor). 6 PM
Tue 3/8: The annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration Siamsa na nGael at the Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan) features performances from Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Old Saint Patrick’s Concert Choir, Trinity Irish Dancers, Irish Trad band, soloists Gavin Coyle, Rodrick Dixon, Catherine O’Connell, and more. 7:30 PM
3/8-3/13: Along with classics from the Alvin Ailey repertoire like Revelations, this performance includes new works from choreographers Paul Taylor, Ronald K. Brown, Rennie Harris, and Alvin Ailey artistic director Robert Battle at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress). Tue-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 and 8 PM, Sun 3 PM
Wed 3/9: Sarah Wildman stops by the University of Chicago Gleacher Center (450 N. Cityfront Plaza) to discuss her book Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind, which documents her efforts to discover the fate of her family in Nazi Germany, with Diane Afoumado of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Noon
Thu 3/10: Four authors, including Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and performance poet Tim “Toaster” Henderson, will read their work for a panel of judges, author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and actress Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) among them, at the Literary Death Match at iO Theater (1501 N. Kingsbury). The top two authors showdown in a finale game like Pin the Mustache on Hemingway. 8:05 PM
3/10-2/2017: The Museum of Science and Industry (5700 S. Lake Shore) presents “Brick by Brick,” an exhibit featuring models of architectural landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Roman Colosseum, and Saint Louis’s Gateway Arch, all made entirely out of Legos.
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.