Weekend Arts Roundup

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 30, 2007 3:50PM

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Today’s your last chance to visit ARTropolis. It’s “Student Day” at Art Chicago, where students, professors, and professionals discuss the basics of an arts career. A pass admitting two people to five fairs is $15.

The Illinois Bureau of Tourism has announced its Seven Wonders of Illinois, the top regional attractions selected by popular vote. Cubs fans hit the polls early and often, naming Wrigley Field Chicago’s top attraction. Wilmette’s gorgeous Baha'i Temple represents Chicagoland. Streaming video of the seven sites are at the Enjoy Illinois website.

Area theaters are unveiling their seasons earlier than ever, mostly to stake out their territory and avoid overlapping productions when rights to shows are non-exclusive. The Trib’s Chris Jones has been reporting these announcements on his new blog.

Beginning May 18, the Chicago Architecture Foundation offers the Devil in the White City Companion Bus Tour, visiting sites featured in Erik Larson’s best seller. A ticket gets you a slide show of historical sites followed by a drive to the former Columbian Exposition fairgrounds and H.H. Holmes’ old stomping grounds. Tours are offered twice-monthly through October, tickets run $40-55.

Art Chicago photo via Joe M500