From an exhibition of a noted artist’s new work to a dazzling debut shopping experience on the Mag Mile, here’s what not to miss in Chicago this month.
A sumptuous spread from new River North restaurant Sifr
One of the hottest new culinary destinations is River North restaurant Sifr, from Indienne chefs Sujan Sarkar and Sahil Sethi. Meaning “zero” in Arabic, Sifr reimagines traditional cuisine of the Middle East with contemporary flavors created with local and seasonal produce. Highlights from the opening menu include amber grilled melon tzatziki, tuna kibbeh nayeh and chermoula fish, plus craft cocktails inspired by Arabic numbers. 660 N. Orleans St.
See Alex Katz’s “Autumn 10” (2023) and more at Gray this season.
Known for his sculptures, prints and gently colorful flat-form paintings (many depicting his wife and muse, Ada), American artist Alex Katz reveals a series of unseen, large-scale landscapes in a solo exhibition titled Autumn at Gray gallery this season. Of the 27 works featured, some measure larger than nearly 15 feet wide and over 6 feet tall. Alongside these larger-than-life creations, Katz shares an intimate new series of ink portraits on paper. Sept.8-Oct. 28, 2044 W. Carroll Ave.
Dancers Stefan Goncalvez and José Pablo Castro Cuevas take the stage in the Joffrey Ballet’s rendition of Frankenstein.
The Joffrey Ballet lifts the curtain on its 68th season with the Chicago premiere of Frankenstein, Liam Scarlett’s critically acclaimed interpretation of the Mary Shelley science-fiction classic. Complemented by an original score by Lowell Liebermann and stage design by the renowned John Macfarlane, Scarlett’s choreography tells a tale of love, life, death and identity. Oct. 12-22, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr.
Swarovski’s Lisbon boutique captures the same reimagined blue atmosphere as the Chicago location.
Iconic crystal house Swarovski has embarked on a journey to refresh its retail concepts across the globe and reimagine the brand for the next generation—and at its just-opened boutique on Michigan Avenue, shoppers are invited to enter Swarovski’s shimmering new world. The 1,700-square-foot showroom pays homage to the beauty of crystals in a brilliant blue atmosphere accented by octagon-patterned walls and products wrapped with signature grosgrain silks and velvet. 636 N. Michigan Ave.
Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO: BY NEIL BURGER; PHOTO: COURTESY OF GRAY CHICAGO/NEW YORK. ARTWORK © ALEX KATZ STUDIO/ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK; PHOTO: BY TODD ROSENBERG; PHOTO: COURTESY OF BRAND