WFMT is the proud sponsor of the following concerts and events; click on each organization’s name to visit individual web sites for additional information:
Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Macbeth (312) 595-5600
Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller), the famed creators behind 2015’s The Tempest, reunite for Shakespeare’s psychological thriller in the theatrical event of the season. Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and trick the eye in an electrifying tale of ambition and madness. Dark deeds are afoot in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, as Macbeth and his Lady risk all for the ultimate prize. Shakespeare’s haunting drama of political intrigue and personal frailty is brought to light in an immersive visual world where “nothing is but what is not.” Chicago’s newest performance space, The Yard—hailed as “the greatest new theater in the world,” by the Chicago Tribune—is home to this supernatural tale, starring Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes and Chicago leading lady Chaon Cross as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
April 25 – June 24 / Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s “The Yard” Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
57th Street Art Fair (773) 234-3247
The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus and President Barak Obama’s home. Considered the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, and celebrating its 71st year, the fair features the work of more than 200 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year between 50 and 75 new exhibitors are invited to participate by a jury made up of collectors, critics, curators and artists. The goal of the 57th Street Art Fair is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. The 57th Street Art Fair is an Illinois not for profit organized by volunteers and all proceeds are used to produce the annual Fair. Additional information can be obtained at the fair’s Facebook page.
June 2 / 11 am – 10 pm / 56th, 57th & Kimbark Streets between Kenwood and Woodlawn Avenues
June 3 / 10 am – 5 pm / 56th, 57th & Kimbark Streets between Kenwood and Woodlawn Avenues
SUMMER SERIES: Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago concludes its 40th Anniversary Season with the premiere of Decadance/Chicago, a full evening-length work reimagining Ohad Naharin’s Decadance and Minus 16, one of his most popular and most celebrated pieces, choreographed in 1999 and first performed in the U.S. by Hubbard Street in 2000. Naharin, the Artistic Director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance, has been hailed as “one of the most important choreographers in the world” by the New York Times.
June 7 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago
June 8 / 8 PM / Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago
June 9 / 8 PM / Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago
June 10 / 3 PM / Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago