Don’t-miss picks for Wed 4.3.13 through Tue 4.9.13:
dance FLYSPACE DANCE SERIES
Hedwig Dances and Same Planet Different World start off this new dance series, which spans two weekends and joins four female-led contemporary dance companies.
GO: 4/5–7 at 7; $15. Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph. choosechicago.com
rock SMITH WESTERNS
It was only a few years ago that the teenage Chicago band hit the ground running. Three years later, they’re already veterans of rock and roll. This Friday the youngins preview their forthcoming album, Soft Will, the third for the indie rock trio.
GO: 4/5 at 7:30; $5. Schubas, 3159 N Southport. schubas.com
art CHICAGO ART SOURCE
Local artists offer a cross-section of the city in Chicago Six, an exhibition featuring six Chicago-based artists across media including sculpture, photography, painting.
GO: 4/4 at 5; Free. Chicago Art Source, 1871 N Clybourn. chicagoartsource.com
architecture ROBIE HOUSE
You can’t live in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece, but you can still get cozy. The Robie House opens its doors each Friday this month for April After Hours at Robie House. This week Jack Cella of Hyde Park’s beloved bookstore, Seminary Co-op, is a guest speaker.
GO: 4/5 at 5; $30-$35. Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn. gowright.org
comedy CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL
Are you having a laugh? Well, you can now. The longest running improv fest is sure to be a laugh with 154 teams, 100 shows, 20 stages.
GO: 4/1–7; $5–$100. Details: chicagoimprovfestival.org
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
festivals XMXM MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Lake Forest student radio station is doing it right for its inaugural fest. The day features local glam rock duo Twin Peaks and indie rock Joan of Arc. Headliner for this two-stage event is still to be announced.
GO: 4/6 at 7. Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Rd. wmxm.org
This article appeared on Chicagomag.com on April 3, 2013, in the Chicago Guide, a weekly newsletter of the top things to do in Chicago.