First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art
(Tonight, Fri. May 1st)
Happy hour takes on a new meaning with First Fridays at the MCA. Cash bar featuring specialty drinks and free Wolfgang Puck appetizers. Enjoy live music from local DJs, the world’s only iMac G5 digital dating bar, creation stations, and more. Each month features an up-and-coming Chicago artist in a preview of the latest UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work exhibition.
First Fridays tickets, which include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres, are $15 ($7 for MCA members). Advance tickets are available for $10 ($7 MCA members). Order your tickets online, or call the MCA box office at 312.397.4010. Doors are open from 6 to 10 pm with a cash bar until 9:30 pm. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.280.2660
for the after-set:
80’S BABIES PRESENT FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE W/SPECIAL GUEST DJ THE TWILITE TONE
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY PETER HADAR
@ THE FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE TONITE
9PM-2AM (at 728 W. GRAND IN CHICAGO)
Artsy-ass electro-soulster (in the BEST way) Peter Hadar ends his epic invasion of Chicago with a BANG! And bless my man Twilite Tone. Good time to be had, but I bet they’re both tired…
and don’t forget:
Art Chicago 2009 is ongoing (till May 4th) at the Merchandise Mart
Art Chicago® 2009, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and special installations. There’s also a panel discussion series called Art Chicago Speaks, featuring curators and artists alike.
General Ticket Information
Tickets may be purchased onsite and and will be available online.
Adults: $20 daily or $25 multi-day pass
Seniors, Students or Groups: $15 multi-day pass
Children 12 and under are free
Text (pictured): “The Joy of Writing” from View with a Grain of Sand, copyright © 1993 by Wisława Szymborska
Photo: John Faier
May 1st, 2009 at 1:53 pm
seems you planned my whole night. where should I go for dinner? lol
May 1st, 2009 at 3:02 pm
dre, that depends. If you are planing on taking the CTA or cabbing it, I recommend Mercat a la Planxa (which is at the Blackstone Hotel). Superfly decor and really adventurous Spanish-inspired food. Really impressive on a date. Wack parking, though.
638 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
If you are driving, go to Habana Libre (next door to Sonotheque. It’s at 1440 W. Chicago Ave. More-than-Fair prices and scrumptious Cuban food.