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By Arts Staff

Satchmo Saturdays at Promontory

In homage to Louis Armstrong, The Promontory’s Satchmo Saturdays feature a new jazz act every Saturday in January. This event runs in conjunction with the Court Theater’s play about Louis Armstrong, Satchmo at the Waldorf, and is a key component of the Court’s Louis Armstrong Festival. This weekend’s performer is the Grammy-award winning trumpeter and composer Terrance Blanchard, a New Orleans–based artist. Next weekend features the South Side’s own Marquis Hill, also a trumpeter and composer.

The Promontory restaurant will also be featuring New Orleans–inspired dishes on Saturdays, and tickets to Satchmo Saturdays are half-price for diners who order the New Orleans specials.

Friday, January 23, 8 p.m., Terrance Blanchard at The Promontory. Friday, January 30, 8 p.m., Marquis Hill at The Promontory. Dinner hours 5 –11 p.m. Tickets available at

Lee Hangjun & Hong Chulki, Co-Presented With Lampo

Two Korean artists, filmmaker Lee Hangjun and musician Hong Chulki, combine their media for a new exhibit at the Logan Center. Lee’s Film Walk (2012) and Phantom Schoolgirl Army (2013) will be projected on 16mm, accompanied by sounds from Hong’s “cartridge-less turntable.”

Saturday, January 23, 8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse. Free, but space is limited. Register in advance at

Please Unfold: A Month of Queer Zines at CSGS // Collecting

The third installment of Please Unfold: A Month of Queer Zines, “Collecting,” is a discussion panel exploring the effects of collecting queer zines: why does having archives of queer zines matter? “Collecting” features Milo Miller from The Queer Zine Archive Project, Liz Mason from Quimby’s Bookstore, and Sarah Wenzel from the the University of Chicago Library. The discussion is curated by Bea Malsky and Jean Cochrane.

Friday, January 22, 7 p.m., 5733 South University Avenue. Free admission, wine, and snacks.

Musicians from Marlboro with Anthony McGill, clarinet

Featuring musicians from the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in rural Vermont, Musicians from Marlboro is celebrating its 50th anniversary season as the music festival’s touring extension. The Mandel Hall program opens with Beethoven’s String Trio in C minor then spotlights New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill in Penderecki’s Clarinet Quartet and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet.

Friday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. conversation with artists and Berthold Hoeckner, performance 7:30 p.m., Mandel Hall. Tickets $5 students, $35 general admission. Tickets sold via the Logan Center box office by phone at 773.702.ARTS, or online at

Museum of Contemporary Photography at 40

The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection. “MoCP at 40” includes photography by artists such as Diane Arbus, Roy DeCarava, Walker Evans, Sally Mann, and Andy Warhol.

Opens Monday, January 25 and runs through Sunday, April 10 at Columbia College Chicago. The MoCP is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission.

Professional Disruptors: Changing the Work of Art

Is art merely a product of social changes, or can art itself change the world? Theo Edmonds believes it can. A conceptual artist and co-founder of the IDEAS xLab—an organization which helps artists become catalysts of social change in their community—Edmonds will lead a discussion at the CIE about America’s broken healthcare system and what creative people can do to make a difference.

Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6:15 p.m. talk and Q&A, Chicago Innovation Exchange. Admission free, but RSVP recommended. Register at