Performance art on film, 1919, and more

Steppenwolf for Young Adults brings its acclaimed production of 1919, J. Nicole Brooks’s stage adaptation of Eve L. Ewing’s poems about the “Red Summer” race riots and white supremacy in America, from their Halsted Street venue to a short tour this week with Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the Parks” program, starting tonight at 6 PM at Mandrake Park (3858 S. Cottage Grove). The performances are all free and all at 6 PM; after tonight, the schedule is Wed 11/2, South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S. South Shore); Thu 11/3, Calumet Park (9801 S. Ave. G); Fri 11/4, Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd); Sat 11/5, Austin Town Hall (5610 W. Lake). For more information, see (KR)

Some music options for tonight:

The Dave Specter Band and Brother John Kattke are featured at tonight’s WDCB Bluesday Tuesday event at FitzGerald’s (7 PM, 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn, $15, 21+, tickets at Ticketweb).The Chicago Symphony Orchestra welcomes award-winning Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski to Symphony Center tonight, where Trpčeski will tackle Grieg’s Piano Concerto; the program also includes composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message, a composition inspired by the 1974 Aricebo interstellar radio transmission. (7:30 PM, 220 S. Michigan, $39-$150, all-ages, tickets at the CSO’s website). The Mississippi-born blues guitarist Jarekus Singleton visits SPACE (8 PM, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, $15-$25, all-ages, tickets at Eventbrite). Check out Reader contributor David Whiteis’s review of Singleton’s 2014 album Refuse to Lose here. Fulton Street Collective presents the Keith Hall Trio (featuring Andrew Rathbun and Carlo De Rosa) in a record release show at Hubbard Street Lofts (8 PM, 1821 W. Hubbard, free, all-ages, reservations requested at Eventbrite). Metal Shop, a regular night of metal tunes, giveaways, and drink specials at Delilah’s, features DJ Grant from Bucket O’Blood Records tonight as he pays tribute to the legendary band Motörhead (9 PM-2 AM, 2771 N. Lincoln, no cover, 21+). (SCJ)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Galleries hosts Conversation in the Form of a Hedge Lay and a Cow Lick, a free online presentation featuring a “carefully scored conversation and screening” of Winterage: Last Milk. Winterage is an art film that looking at the history of a farm in rural Derbyshire, UK, infusing performance with animation and observational footage. SAIC professor Mark Jeffery (a performance artist, former member of the Goat Island Performance Group, and cofounder of performance and technology group ATOM-r) collaborated with UK-based interdisciplinary artist Lucy Cash on the film, and they will be joined by writer and code artist Judd Morrissey and theater artist and writer Sara Jane Bailes for the event. It starts at 4:30 PM today; registration through Eventbrite is required to receive the Zoom link. (SCJ)

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