Art for Valentine's
By Lauri Apple in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 14, 2009 7:45PM
Aw ... poor wittle wone-wee singleton has no romantical dinner plans tonite? Well, stop your whining and crying, Sadsack, and get out of the house to see some art:
Matthew Paul Jinks
Also tonight, Spoke in the West Loop hosts My Whole Life: 30 paintings from the pages of Ryan B. Richey. Though the opening reception for this show is next Friday, Feb. 20, you can apparently stop by tonight from 6-9 p.m. and check out the art. Through Feb. 28. Opening night will feature readings from the text and a performance by Hannis Pannis. Readings and performances by Richey and other various artists on Friday Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. 119 N. Peoria #3D
If you do end up staying at home tonight due to heart flu or some other ailment, you can celebrate Valentine's Day tomorrow, Feb. 15 by attending "A Classical Valentine," an afternoon of romantic song featuring soprano Kimberly Jones and tenor Cornelius Johnson. Jones, an alumna of the Ryan Opera Center, has been featured in Opera Now's "Who's Hot in Opera" and has graced stages from Chicago to Milan, Paris, Tokyo, and beyond. Chicago tenor Cornelius Johnson quickly gained attention as an artist in opera, concert, and as a recitalist and has performed throughout the United States and abroad. 3 p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center. 78 E. Washington St.