The Mix — Cool Things to Do 04.19.13
April 17, 2013 3:14PM
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES Pictured: Rachel York (center) and Company Photo Credit: © Joan Marcus, 2012
Updated: May 20, 2013 6:16AM
AND SO IT GOES
The songs and gaiety of the 1930s music theater is resurrected during the national tour of “Anything Goes,” which stars Rachel York (above, center), opening at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. The show, which features the timeless tunes of American composer Cole Porter, won the 2011 Tony Award for best revival of a musical. Performances run through May 5. Tickets are $27-$95. Call (800) 775-2000; www.broadwayinchicago.com .
Chef Robert Irvine of Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible” dazzles the crowd with a live culinary theatrical show at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. Tickets are $29-$153. Visit www.ticketmaster
Comedian Jim Gaffigan reels in the laughs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets are $39.74-$49.50. Visit www.ticketmaster.com .
Chicago is among more than 60 cities participating in EdgeAlliance’s 20th Annual Dining Out For Life, the largest North American HIV/AIDS fundraiser, April 25. For a list of restaurants, visit www.diningout
The Ten-piece brass ensemble New Chicago Brass, consisting of current and former Civic Orchestra of Chicago members, performs a special free concert, “Horns for Humanity a Benefit for the Red Cross,’’ at 8 p.m. Sunday at Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main, Wheaton. A free-will donation is requested. Call (630) 668-3100; www.garychurch.org .
The Joffrey Ballet closes its spring season with Lar Lubovitch’s choreographed production of Shakespeare’s “Othello,” which will be retired from the troupe’s active repertory at the close of the April 24-May 5 run at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. The Chicago Philharmonic accompanies Oscar-winner Elliot Goldenhal’s score, with a live orchestral performance. Tickets, $31-$152, can be purchased at the Joffrey Ballet (10 E. Randolph) and Auditorium Theatre box offices, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787; www.ticketmaster.com .
Elephant Stone, on tour with supporting act the Black Angels, perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield. Tickets are $24. Visit www.etix.com .
Dress in your “vintage” Sunday best for Vintage Garage Chicago’s 2013 season kickoff — a vintage-style bike ride at 11 a.m. Sunday at 5051 N. Broadway. The flea market, which returns 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the third Sunday of the month through October, will feature vintage bikes for the occasion. Admission is $3. Visit www.vintagegaragechicago
Local comedian and mom Patti Vasquez shares her humorous views on relationships, motherhood and the pursuit of feeling attractive during her introspective “Lipstick Mom,” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Beverly Arts Center of Chicago, 2407 W. 111th. Tickets are $21. Call (773) 445-3838; www.beverlyartcenter.org .
Blind Pilot performs during Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for Earth: Earth Day event beginning 11 a.m. Saturday in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph. The Hearty Boys and chef/owner Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q hosts sustainable cooking demonstrations. Activities include face painting and hat-making workshops. Tickets are $30; $100 (for a family of four). Park Grill provides lunch. Visit www.nature.org/
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, celebrating the release of the band’s new 7-inch vinyl “I Got High B/W River” (signed copies will be given out while supplies last) perform during the “Rock Funk Soul” concert starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. The event also features Funky Meters, the Greyboy Allstars, Jesse de la Pena and Maker . Tickets are $25. Visit www.congresschicago.com .
Sixty local chefs, offering an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts participate in the 30 Men vs. 30 Women Who Cook event at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 Randall, St. Charles. Proceeds benefit the Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Geneva. Tickets are $28-$30. Call (630) 232-6060.
Progressive-bluegrass mandolinist and singer Chris Thile and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau partner for a SCP Jazz Series concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. Tickets are $35. Ages 21+. Visit www.cso.org .
Fountains of Wayne, in an acoustic duo with Mike Viola, perform at 8 p.m. Saturday 20 in Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. Tickets are $26-$28. Visit www.oldtownschool.org .
The Proud Lady Beauty Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem, Tinley Park. Special attractions include the Proud Lady Comedy Show and “Battle of the Schools” Competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday ($25 ); Proud Lady Jam, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, ($10, or free with Sunday exhibit floor ticket); and the World Class Fantasy [hair-styling] Competition, 7:30 p.m. April 21 ($25). Daily general floor exhibit admission is $25. Fees vary for other activities and classes. Visit www.ahbai.org .
Guest bartender Ben Bradley of ABC7 helps raise funds for Varity Children’s Charity during the Variety Big Heart Bar Bash at 6 p.m. April 24 at Green Door Tavern, 678 N. Orleans. Admission is $10, includes two complimentary drinks. Visit www.varietyofillinois.org .
Tickets to all Ravinia summer concerts, which include Melissa Etheridge (June 28); Anita Baker (July 13) and the Midwest premiere of The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edger Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O’Donovan (Aug. 18), go on sale at 5 a.m. April 25. Visit www.ravinia.org .
Oakland’s post-punk female rockers Wax Idol perform in support of their newly released (March 26) second album “Discipline & Desire” at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western. TV Ghost and Radar Eyes are also on the bill. Tickets are $10. Visit www.emptybottle.com .
Ten area salons compete for the title Supreme Salon during Hair Wars, featuring a catwalk of coiffed models showcasing distinctive styles created by the participants, at 9 p.m. Sunday at The Mid, 306 N. Halsted St. Eli Mancha, owner of Bang Salon, hosts the free event, which requires an RSVP. Call (312) 265-3990.
Rock legend Ted Nugent joins iconic bands STYX and REO Speedwagon for an evening of entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday at iWireless Center, 1201 River, Moline. Tickets are $26.50-$97.50. Visit www.ticketmaster.com .
Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield, Downers Grove, hosts “A Dinner to Die For” Murder Mystery show and dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, $60. Call (630) 512-0990.
Artist-turned-singer JD McPherson drew upon inspiration from 1950s rock and R&B to deliver a critically acclaimed first album “Signs & Signifiers.” performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Metro, 3730 N. Clark. The newcomer from Broken Heart, Oklahoma, who recorded his album in Chicago, has a big Internet following of the album’s “North Side Gal” video. A second video “Scratching Circles” debuted this month. The Crombies and Blah Blah Blah open. Tickets are $17. Visit www.metrochicago.com .