Theatre, Dance, Live Music… 5 Things to do this March.
A Wonder in My Soul- through March 13- Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
Chicago’s Black theater scene rolls on with A Wonder in My Soul, playing at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater on Chicago’s north side. A Wonder in My Soul explores themes of friend, community, the challenges of gentrification and Chicago history – told through the setting of a Chicago south side beauty shop. Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones gives it 3 ½ stars. For more information on A Wonder in My Soul, visit www.victorygardens.org.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater- March 22- 26- Auditorium Theatre
Continuing its annual tradition, Alvin Ailey returns to the Auditorium Theater on March 22. And if you’re worried you’ve seen it all before. Don’t. The company will feature several new works, including three Chicago premieres. Revelations, the company’s most popular and enduring work, will be the closing act of each performance.
This season the repertory “shines a spotlight on social issues and celebrates birth centennials of jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.” (Press release)
For more info or tickets, visit www.auditoriumtheatre.com.
Beauty of Diversity- March 10- Gallery Guichard- 7pm- 10pm
If you’ve been to a Gallery Guichard exhibit, you know you’re in for good music, good vibes and good artwork. Well, the Gallery is back with their first exhibition of 2017- Beauty of Diversity- featuring fine art from across the county. Beauty of Diversity kicks of its opening reception on March 10, 2017 and will run through April 3, 2017.
Somi at the Promontory- March 12
Debuting her upcoming album Petite Afrique, Somi returns to the Promontory- one of only six U.S. stops on her promotional tour. In 2014, Somi’s blend of soul jazz and African pop earned her critical acclaim, and a spot at the top of the U.S. jazz charts with her major label debut The Lagos Music Salon. Now the East African songstress, who was born in Champaign, IL and now resides in Harlem, returns with Petite Afrique– an album inspired by Harlem’s African immigrant community. Tickets for available at www.promontorychicago.com.
Jeff Bradshaw featuring Algebra Blessett- March 17- The Promontory
The month, the Promontory is giving jazz fans are getting a double dose of love. Renowned jazz trombonist Jeff Bradshaw will bless the stage along with special guest Algebra. If his previous collabos are any indication, guests should be expect a darn good time. A virtual “it” guy of the music industry, Bradshaw has played with everyone from the Roots crew and Jill Scott to the legendary Ms. Patti Labelle. And you know the singer who’s brought us “Nobody But You” and “4EverMore” (with Anthony David) will keep the crowd moving. Get your tickets at www.promontorychicago.com.