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Weekend Arts for the Fearless

By Kari Geltemeyer in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 21, 2005 10:27PM

Chicago Winter Delights from

Snow snow snow. Everybody’s cancelling plans and freaking out about the alleged “incoming snow” scheduled to income tonight/tomorrow/etc. Use extreme caution when traveling, they say. Stay home if at all possible, they say.

Don’t be such weenies before it even starts, we say. There's way too much to see & do:

1) Snag a ticket to the final performance of Robert Altman’s “A Wedding” at Lyric Opera tonight. If you’re real lucky, everybody else will be staying home and therefore not invading your personal space. Performance starts at 7:30; tickets $40-$170.

2) Check out the Chicago premiere of Lynn Nottage’s much-awarded play “Intimate Apparel” at Steppenwolf. In previews tonight (7:30 p.m.) & Saturday (3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.); opens Sunday, Jan. 23, and runs through March 13. Tickets $20-$60.

3) Enjoy Chicago Winter Delights “Play It Cool" weekend, with FREE Chicago Jazz Jams at the Cultural Center tonight, from 7:00 to midnight. Performers include Oscar Brown Jr. and Kurt Elling; Chicago Blues Divas with Deitra Farr, Liz Mandville Greeson and Zora Young; MC Thaione Davis, Maggie Brown and Dee Alexander; Jabari Liu's One4All band with special guest Corey Wilkes; and The New Hot 7 featuring Franz Jackson. Also filling the weekend line-up are live shows at Millennium Park, Katerina’s, Coq d’Or (inside The Drake), and the Voodoo Lounge at Redfish, as well as tours and exhibits at the Art Institute, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Chicago Blues Museum Gallery and Chicago Jazz Museum Gallery.

Whew. Thank God our favorite football team sucked this year.