Bloody freaking hell! I have been loosing my shit lately. Sorry for the delay of the Top 5, I know ya’ll were standing around with baited breath to get the word from on high. Well, you weirdos, here you go, my Top 5 for this week:
1. Open House at Argonne National Laboratory!
WTF? That’s not art you say? Shut up. The laboratory is open to the public for one day only, and since it seems like pseudo-science is all the rage in art these days, go over and get some inspiration. Or just head for the nanotech department and pretend like your living in The Diamond Age.
Saturday 9-4:30. Argonne National Laboratory is located at 9700 South Cass Ave. Lemont, IL.
2. Open House at…Open House?
Everyone likes new apartment galleries, right? Well, if not, move on to #3. If you do, check out this place. I cannot guarantee the quality of the show, or the quality of the place, but apartment galleries are always a crapshoot. Take a chance, you may be rewarded. The show (is it also titled Open House? Who knows?) is curated by Evan Lenox, Andre Lenox, and Lynnette Miranda, and features to work of a bunch of people I’m not going to name because I’d have to transcribe ’em all.
Friday 5:30-9pm. Open House is located at 3106 W. Fullerton Ave. #1.
This show seems like a crazy clusterfuck somehow involving Barbara & Barbara, The Post Family, and the (I quote) “man/beast continuum.” How could you not be curious? A full Chicago crew to dazzle you, including Ben Speckmann, Timothy Pigott, Brian Yates & Tony Francesconi. Oh, and the show is called Pardon me, I am just not feeling like myself today, thus my silly title. Just thought you’d like to know.
Saturday 6-10pm. Barbara and Barbara is located at 1021 N. Western Ave.
4. Everybody’s Got (More) Money Issues With InCUBATE
InCUBATE is closing down Everybody’s Got (More) Money Issues at Mess Hall with one final meet-up kaBLAMO event. If you haven’t kicked it with InCUBATE yet, you’re missing out. They are the awesome crew that brought you Sunday Soup. Go and enjoy the final iteration of Everybody’s Got (More) Money Issues and discuss how the hell were going to (financially) survive these days.
Sunday 6-9pm. Mess Hall is located at 6932 N Glenwood Ave.
Yes, you get their banner as the photo. Why? No photo relating to Zummer Tapez on their site. Don’t like it? Oh well. This seems like a fun way to spend an hour or two on Sunday night. The show consists of a video mixed tape by Kent Lambert. It has a “suggested donation” of $5, you know what that means, so if you want to cough up the cash, go see the show.
Sunday 8pm. Roots and Culture is located at 1034 N Milwaukee Ave.