Weekend Recommender: February 28—March 3
February 28, 2013 | by —Elle Eichinger
Photography by Tommy Territt | Homepage
Clinard Dance performs at Stage 773 with Mordine & Co. Dance Theater this weekend.
Comedy Mixer at Second City
Thursday, February 28, 5:30 p.m.
Bela Gandhi of Smart Dating Academy and Jeff Gandy from the Second City Training Center team up to host a night of comedy and conversation for singles and those looking to network. The evening kicks off with a workshop at Second City and a networking cocktail party, and ends with a viewing of the award-winning sketch comedy show We’re All in This Room Together. Tickets, $35, are available on secondcity.com or by calling 312-337-3992. 1616 N. Wells St., 312-337-3992
Girls Night Out—Go Red for Women
Thursday, February 28, 7-10 p.m.
Chicago media personalities and B96 radio host a Girls Night Out evening to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. The third annual event at Alhambra Palace Restaurant includes a red carpet and fashion show, cocktails, appetizers, a raffle, and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear red. Tickets for $20-$35 can be purchased on eventbrite.com. 1240 W. Randolph St., 312-666-9555
All at Once
Thursday, Feb. 28-Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m.
Mordine & Co. Dance Theater explores diversity through dance with four performances at Stage 773 this weekend. Following each of the shows—which fuse Flamenco and contemporary African-American dance into one modern American style—the artists will participate in a discussion on the state of diversity. Must-see moments include a world premiere by the company’s founder Shirley Mordine, and guest performances by the Clinard Dance Theatre and the Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre. $24 tickets available at stage773.com. 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252
First Fridays: Color Theory
Friday, March 1, 6 p.m.
This month’s installment of First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates spring with a color creation station (with artist Debra Kayes) and a presentation by Spontaneous Art dubbed “Social Flowers.” As usual, the event also includes live entertainment, passed appetizers, museum admission, and a cash bar. Tickets $10 for members, $14 in advance, $18 at the door. Call 312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org to purchase. 220 E. Chicago Ave.
Artist Talk, John Neff
Sunday, March 3, 4-7 p.m
A complimentary opening reception for John Neff’s first solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society features a one-hour talk with the Chicago-based artist (5 p.m). The exhibition comprises a collection of Neff’s latest photographs, created using homemade cameras that are part antique, part new technology. Neff’s pieces are on view through April 14. 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670
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