Weekly Events Calendar: 05.31.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • June is Gardening Month on AT!
    • Time to get your garden on.

  • MODchicago Cocktail Party at DWR Evanston
    • Raise your glass in honor of MODchicago’s annual Our Way of Thinking: Maintaining Our Cool, Chicago’s weekend celebration of MOD culture, plus an inaugural scooter rally. (Other MOD events June 1-3, visit MODchicago
    • DWR, 1710 Sherman Ave.
    • Saturday, June 3, 6 pm

  • Frank Lloyd Wright–NOW–the Challenges of Modernism
    • Lyman Shepard, architectural historian, will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright and the challenges of modernism.
    • John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Sante Fe Building, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Wednesday, June 7, 12:15 pm

  • Rotofugi Designer Toy Store: Teddy Troops Invade!
    • Rotofugi’s next big exhibit brings together two of the things they love the most…the new Flying Fortress 10″ Teddy Troop figure and amazing local artists! They’ve asked 40 of Chicago’s finest practioners of art to paint a 10″ Teddy Troop.
    • 1953 W. Chicago Ave.
    • Opening reception Friday, June 2, 7-11 pm

  • Printer’s Row Book Fair
    • The Midwest’s largest free outdoor literary event features 150 new, used and antiquarian booksellers and more than 100 captivating programs including author readings, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities.
    • Printers Row, in the blocks surrounding Dearborn and Polk streets
    • Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 10 am-6 pm

  • MCA’s 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work
    • D. Denenge Akpem
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Saturday, June 3

  • Ravenswood L Train Tour
    • Travel the historic Ravenswood ‘L’ on this journey from downtown through the beautiful neighborhoods of the Northwest Side. The tour visits Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square and provides a spectacular view of the north branch of the Chicago River.
    • Meet at the CTA Clark/Lake train station turnstiles located within the 203 North LaSalle Street building. The entrance is on Lake Street, across the street from the James R. Thompson Center. Reservations are required for all Life Along the L tours. Ticket price includes a one-day CTA transit pass.
    • Sunday, June 4, 1 pm