Sept. 20, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 1

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    Frantisek Drtikol, “Untitled (Crouched Nude with Shapes),” 1927
    Smart Museum of Art

    “Crossing Borders: Modern Photographs from Central Europe”

    Through Sunday, Dec. 16

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

    Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.

    “Crossing Borders: Modern Photographs from Central Europe” features the Smart Museum’s growing collection of modernist Central European photographs made between the two World Wars. The exhibition, supplemented by key loans, explores the internationalism of this work, expressed in part through the stylistic synthesis of pictorial and modernist styles, and includes works by Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Imre Kinski, Jaroslav Rossler and Joseph Sudek, among others.

    World Music Festival: Chicago 2001

    Thursday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 30

    Chicago’s third annual World Music Festival: Chicago 2001 will showcase traditional and contemporary music of cultures from around the world. A mixture of free and ticketed events, including concerts, special performances, workshops and educational programs, will be available. The festival will include several Hyde Park venues and feature internationally acclaimed performers including the following:

    Arne Duncan, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, and Joyce Anderson, 15, of the Hyde Park School of Ballet
    Eschikagou Powwow and Clan/destine

    10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23

    Clan/destine will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

    University of Chicago, Midway Plaisance at Dorchester Avenue. Free.

    Rup Tung Cack

    3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23

    57th Street Children’s Book Fair

    12:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23

    57th Street and Kimbark Avenue. Free.


    6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24

    Harper Court, 52nd Place and Harper Avenue. Free.

    Mutabaruka & the Skool Band

    6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25

    Harper Court, 52nd Place and Harper Avenue. Free.

    Eclipse and Seba

    7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

    DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place. $5.

    For a full schedule of World Music Festival: Chicago 2001 events, please call the festival hotline at (312) 742-1938 or visit http://www.cityofchicago.org/WorldMusic/.

    Court Theatre

    Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis

    Through  Sunday, Oct. 14

    Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. $28-40. $9 student rush tickets may be available one hour prior to the performance.

    Nationally acclaimed director Joanne Akalaitis has returned to Court Theatre to direct the 2001-02 season opener, Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart. Based on a historical, political drama, Mary Stuart explores the final days of the deadly struggle between two queens and cousins, each with a rightful claim to the crown—Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, deposed Queen of Scots. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.