3 suntimes.com | Weekend Plus | Thursday, July 9, 2020 | WEEKEND PLUS “DuSable,” by Marco Miller, is part of the Future Galerie auction. Beethoven’s life & legacy Mari B. Robles López’s “Paro Nacional, julio 24.” MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Hershey Felder HERSHEY FELDER PRESENTS mocp.org. hersheyfelder.net. Explore Bucktown Mississippi music Michael J. Miles celebrates the release of a song cycle inspired by a concert he performed at the East Moline Correctional Center. Inspired by the river that cuts the country in two, he creates an evocative portrait of a divided nation and what it will take to set it right. It’s “political art with a shoutout to those who care and do good,” says Miles. Performing with Miles (banjo, guitar) are Zahra Glenda Baker (vocals), Lloyd Brodnax King (flute) and Nora Barton (cello). All funds benefit the Old Town School Staff and Faculty Assistance Program. The livestream begins at 7:30 p.m. July 10. Visit “Mississippi River Suite,” SOCIAL ACTION ARTWORK AUCTION A new platform, Future Galerie, debuts with an online art auction donating 100% of the proceeds to support social justice organizations taking action to end systemic racism. The artist list includes Max Sansing, Adam Lucas (formerly Hanksy), JC Rivera, Kate Lynn Lewis, Dont Fret, Mauricio Ramirez, Marco Miller and more. Each online auction lasts 8-10 days. Throughout the auction, artists will go live on their Instagram pages to offer insight about their work. For more information, visit bucktown.org. Streaming Shakespeare While New York’s Public Theater has cancelled its annual Shakespeare in the Park festival, it hasn’t given up on Originally scheduled as the season opener, the history drama will instead be presented over four nights as a radio play conceived and directed by Saheem Ali and streamed via the public radio station WNYC. Most of the cast scheduled to perform in Central Park, predominantly actors of color, are featured including Andre Holland (“Moonlight”) as Richard and Phylicia Rashad as the Duchess of Gloucester. What unfolds is a story of the rise of the House of Lancaster, one filled with violence and revenge. Streams at 7 p.m. July 13-16 on wnyc.org. For more information, visit oldtownschool.org. “Richard II.” futuregalerie.com. figures like Alebrijes (folk art creatures), Otomi-inspired textile designs and Calaveras (skulls) as well as puzzles, I Spy games, word searches and craft activities. For more information, visit John Fullbright, Mary Gauthier, Paul Burch, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Tim Easton and many more. The festival streams from 7-9:30 p.m. July 14, 7-11 p.m. July 18 and 2-4:30 p.m. July 19 with panels and workshops from noon-7 p.m. July 18. For more information, visit Phylicia Rashad Woody Guthrie DAVID BECKER/ GETTY IMAGES nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org. Celebrating Woody Images of Puerto Rico Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, The the annual celebration held in Okemah, Oklahoma, on and around the legendary songwriter’s birthday (108 on July 14), is a free virtual event this summer. The long list of folk and Americana artists performing includes Arlo Guthrie, the Burns Sisters, Butch Hancock, Glen Hansard, Graham Nash, Jason Mraz, woodyfest.com. The Museum of Contemporary Photography has reopened with the exhibit an exploration of Puerto Rico’s contemporary history documenting protests, life during and after Hurricane María and the art of the resistance. Artists include Christopher Gregory-Rivera, Family activities “Temporal: National Museum of Mexican Puerto Rican Resistance,” While the remains closed, the staff has found creative ways for families to stay busy. The At Home with NMMA site includes a variety of coloring sheets that feature classic Mexican Art publictheater.org. Mary Houlihan, for the Sun-Times
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