Windy City Import
Earlier this year, the Chicago Tribune praised the dramedy Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England as “the smartest, funniest, most poignant play to arrive on a Chicago stage in a very long time.” Local art duo Todd & Bryan saw it and were so impressed, they brought the original cast, crew and playwright to perform it August 14-17, 20-23 at Art Square Theatre ($25). ToddAndBryan.com.
Breaking and Entering
Cheer on two Las Vegans in the Red Bull BC One North America Final on August 15 at Brooklyn Bowl. B-Boy Benstacks and Maynard are among 16 break dancers who’ll compete to represent the continent later this year in Paris. It’s free, all ages and hosted by Sway Calloway—particularly exciting for anyone who remembers when TRL was a thing. RedBullBCOne.com.
Getting to Pacino You
Al Pacino is famously shy, but on August 16, the actor opens up in The Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre for Pacino: One Night Only. The intimate one-man show from the guy one G short of EGOT status promises stories from his career, never-before-seen clips and answers to fans’ burning questions. ($150-$500) Mirage.com.
Art Hangin’ Round
Billed as her most “Las Vegas-centic” work, JK Russ’ “Desert City Birdlife Vista” shows avian heads on human torsos against our desert landscape. As with each piece in her mixed-media exhibit, A Walk on the Wild Side, it’s inspired by lyrics and themes from Lou Reed’s 1972 album Transformer. You can wrap your head around it through August 24 at Sin City Gallery. SinCityGallery.com.