of Chicago Folk Festival,
February 1-3. First staged in 1961 to introduce concertgoers
to the traditional underpinnings of popular music, this venerable
gathering is now entering its 42nd year, making it the longest-running
university festival of its kind. The University of Chicago Folk
Society; call 773/702-9793.
February 5-17. Winner of three 2000 Tony awards, including Best
Play, Copenhagen is inspired by an actual 1941 visit
by German physicist Werner Heisenberg to his Danish colleague
Niels Bohr and Bohr's wife Margrethe in Copenhagen-a disastrous
meeting that was a defining moment of the modern nuclear age.
This production is staged at the Shubert Theatre in collaboration
with Broadway in Chicago. Court Theatre; call 773/753-4472.
Angle of Repose: Four American Photographers in Egypt,
through January 27. Linda Connor, Lynn Davis, Tom Van Eynde,
and Richard Misrach offer different perspectives of both ancient
monuments and modern life in contemporary Egypt. The views include
sweeping vistas of the Luxor monuments and colorful daily scenes
in the shadows of the pyramids. Oriental Institute; call 773/702-1062.
Kraus, Masaryk, Lilien: Central European Cultural Migration,
through June 14. An exhibition of books and literary journals
illustrating the careers of Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Tomás
Masaryk, and E. M. Lilien, all of whom were born within the
Hapsburg Empire in Prague, and all of whom had to negotiate
the breakdown of the empire, WW I, and postwar reconstruction
and reconciliation. Department of Special Collections; call