Weekend Update: Feb 23-25

From campus to Chicago, here are the top five arts and culture events you won’t want to miss

Week Seven Got Me Like ^ Image Courtesy of NBC Universal

Week Seven Got Me Like ^ Image Courtesy of NBC Universal

WHEN: FRIDAY 8:00 & 10:00 P.M., SATURDAY 8 P.M.

WHERE: HARRIS HALL 107

Extreme Measures invites you to be the first to hear their third studio album “Electric Blue” performed live for only $5. From old classics to current chart toppers, their setlist features an expansive array of entertaining arrangements.

 

Purple Crayon Players Presents: Step on a Crack

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WHEN: THURSDAY 7:30 P.M., FRIDAY 7:30 P.M., SATURDAY 11:00 A.M., 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: SHANLEY PAVILION

Remember being 10 years old and not having a care in the world? That is not the case for Ellie Murphy, the show’s protagonist who is forced to navigate the complex relationships and a changing home-environment. The Purple Crayon Players prove themselves to be extremely conscious as they perform this show for free, targeting a young audience and even including a sensory-friendly performance (Saturday 11:00 A.M.).

 

EVANSTON:

Sound Opinions

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WHEN: THURSDAY 8:00-11:00 P.M.

WHERE: EVANSTON ROCKS (1012 Church St.)

WBEZ Chicago’s “Sound Opinions”, self-proclaimed as “the world’s only rock and roll talk show”, is coming to Evanston to debate rock and roll royalty in front of a live audience. Music critics/co-hosts Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times take on the historic rivalry dating back to the “British Invasion” between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. For tickets starting at $20, find out which music mogul comes out on top.

 

CHICAGO:

Brad Paisley

Image Courtesy of bradpaisley.com

Image Courtesy of bradpaisley.com

WHEN: SATURDAY 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: Allstate Arena (Rosemont)

Do you like country music? Neither do I...But still, Brad Paisley is a country music icon and he’s gonna knock your boots off.

 

Blue Man Group

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WHEN: THURSDAY 8:00 P.M., FRIDAY 8:00 P.M., SATURDAY 2:00, 5:00 & 8:00 P.M., SUNDAY 1:00 & 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: BRIAR STREET THEATER

Let these three bald, blue men take your breath away in a comical, colorful display of talent. Come witness the antics of this enigmatic cultural phenomenon in action.

Steven Norwalk