5 things to do today, Tuesday, June 25
Mon Jun 24 2013
Untouchable Tours Want to see da Chicago of da Prohibition Era? When gangstas ruled da South Side? On this tour to ol' hoodlum haunts, gambling dens, shootouts and brothels, costumed gangster guides tell you true stories of such legends as Dion O'Bannion, Johnny Torrio, Machine Gun Jack McGurn and John Dillinger. A bang-up time. Reservations recommended. Meet at Clark and Ontario Sts. 11am, 1pm. $30.
ART & DESIGN
"Caleb Charland: Fathom and Fray" In his captivating images, Charland brings to light the unseen and manipulates the seen via multiple and long exposures, as well as exploiting certain malfunctions in typical photographic processes. The results are often fantastical and poetic, with titles that emphasize the science-experiment vibe of his practice: e.g., Apple Trees and LEDs and Black Dots on My Palms Anywhere Lines Cross, Scanned and Inverted to Look Like Stars. Schneider Gallery. 10:30am–5pm.
The Second City's Improv Extravaganza Explosion! Those folks over at Second City are wise; by shining the spotlight on the little ones at this interactive family-friendly show, they're guaranteeing new generations of improv fans and conservatory students. You'll notice the kids at this ebullient outing are loving every minute of it. UP Comedy Club. 11am. $11.
Millennium Park Summer Film Series Watch movies under Frank Gehry's web of stainless steel at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Separate from the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks, Millennium Park's Tuesday evening alfresco cinema offerings are just as wide-ranging. Tonight's screening is Funny Face. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion. 6:30pm.
Carolina Chocolate Drops The Carolina Chocolate Drops are an excellent young roots-music trio from North Carolina whose members trained under traditional-fiddle legend Joe Thompson. We're talking old, old Americana—overalls, jugs and washboards. Now with a Grammy under its collective belt (for Genuine Negro Jig), the band works 2012's Leaving Eden, produced by Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Solomon Burke). City Winery. 8pm. $22–$30.