Weekend Recommender: August 30-September 3

—Elle Eichinger
Photograph © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Private Collection. Courtesy Art Institute
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Last weekend to enjoy Roy Lichtenstein, Ohhh…Alright… (1964), and his other work at the Art Institute.

Final Days of "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective"
Friday, August 31–Monday, September 3
In just a few days, the Art Institute’s retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein—the first of its kind since the artist’s death 15 years ago—will move on, first to Washington, D.C. and eventually to the Tate in London. For last-minute visitors, the museum is extending exhibit hours until 8 PM each day this weekend. Enter through the Michigan Avenue entrance after 5 PM for access. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600

Johnny & Jimmy at City Winery
Friday, August 31; Saturday, September 1, 8 PM
If the names don’t sound familiar immediately, the repertoires will: John Sebastian’s group The Lovin’ Spoonful churned out such hits as “Do you Believe in Magic?” and “Daydream” in the 1960’s. Jimmy Vivino (a fitting surname for a concert at a winery) is best known for his work as music director on the late-night show Conan. Johnny and Jimmy hit the City Winery stage for a night of blues. Doors open at 6 PM; tickets $35-45. 1200 W. Randolph St., 312-733-9463

Labor Day Lobster Boil at Chicago Cut
Sunday, September 2, 10 AM-2 AM
Prepare for a lazy Labor Day with a hearty meal this Sunday at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. In honor of the long weekend, the on-the-river restaurant is offering a traditional lobster boil ($35): a pound of lobster served with corn, baby red potatoes, mussels, clams, shrimp, and chorizo in a garlic butter sauce. Enjoy it alfresco and take in city views from the patio. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800

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