- Marc Pokempner, photograph reproduced by permission of the Chicago History Museum
- Dancing at Regina Cooper’s family Easter get together in Cabrini-Green, ca. 1988/89
Looking for something to do today? Agenda’s got you covered:
It’s your turn to be the music critic who gets first dibs on up-and-coming bands’ newest efforts. Saki, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs, presents Off the Record, a monthly series where attendees have the chance to enjoy live performances of new releases. The inaugural gathering will feature Brokeback’s first album in a decade, Brokeback & the Black Rock.
Oracle Productions presents a hysterically nightmarish staging of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, a play inspired by on the death of Italian activist Giuseppe Pinelli while in police custody. According to Justin Hayford, “director Brad Fuchsen stages the play as an expressionist nightmare.”
What do Tracy Morgan and Barbra Streisand have in common? Both grew up in subsidized housing projects, and look where they are now. The National Public Housing Museum’s exhibitThe Sound, the Soul, the Syncopation documents how extraordinarily talented people are produced in inner-city public housing communities across America. The exhibit also features locals including Dinah Washington and Lupe Fiasco.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader‘s daily Agenda page.