By Amy Cavanaugh
There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for April.
What: Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks
When: April 14-August 5
Why: The former Chicago artist explores black identity through photographs, installations, and video.
Smart Museum of Art
What: The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art
When: April 5
Why: Participate in a work of art by drinking free beer in the Smart’s galleries as part of Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.
What: Being Shakespeare
When: April 18-29
Why: British actor Simon Callow performs a one-man show with excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays and poems.
What: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Wynton Marsalis at 50
When: April 27
Why: The jazz orchestra celebrates the legendary musician with a retrospective of his musical compositions for big band.
What: Jindřich Heisler: Surrealism Under Pressure
When: Through July 2
Why: The Czech poet and artist created work while in hiding during World War II.