Need something to do this week? From concerts to expos, here are some of the latest events around Chicagoland.
Monday (4/11) Working
WORKING is a vital new musical based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chicago’s own Studs Terkel. Newly adapted by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN and GODSPELL) from the original adaptation by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, WORKING is the working man’s A CHORUS LINE. A musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life, with songs by all-star composers Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Tony Award winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and Grammy Award winning James Taylor.
Tuesday (4/12) Benefit Concert For Japan
806 S Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60605
CHICAGO Jazz, Blues & World Music scenes come together for one night only for one cause – Human Fellowship, in the wake of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami. “A Night of Jazz, Blues, World Music & Human Fellowship” BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE VICTIMS IN JAPAN APRIL 12TH, TUESDAY, 6p – 11pm 806 S. Plymouth Ct Chicago, Illinois 60605 FEATURING: Neal Alger, Tatsu Aoki, Rich Armandi, Elizabeth Basta, Heath Chappell, Brad Dickert, Coco Elysses and more!
Wednesday (4/13) Jazz Links Jam Session
Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60602
So where’s a kid who really wants to hone their chops go to find a woodshed? How about at the city’s top spot for jazz and world music, the Chicago Cultural Center At the monthly Jazz Links Jam Sessions students have the opportunity to perform with world-class professionals in the Jazz Links house band. Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center, the jam sessions are a chance for everyone to witness the development of young talent right before their eyes and ears.
Thursday (4/14) 30 Seconds to Mars
The Aragon Ballroom
See 30 Seconds to Mars at the Aragon Ballroom! Doors open at 5:30PM.
Friday (4/15) Art Institute of Chicago Spring Art Sale
School The Art Institute Chicago
112 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Campus Life and Student Association proudly hosts the annual Spring Art Sale on Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the MacLean Center Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Avenue). SAIC Spring Art Sale admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (312) 629-6880 or visit www.saic.edu.
Weekend (4/16-4/17) Lincolnwood Home Show
Lincolnwood Town Center
3333 W. Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
The magical Near North Shore is host to this spectacular bi-annual show. Located in a highly populated, affluent area, where consumers constantly upgrade their homes – this is a show you just can’t miss. So come on down, and join in on the fun. It’s a great buying atmosphere where homeowners and contractors can comfortably discuss projects face-to-face. This is a truly friendly market for home improvement and remodeling.
Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago