The Museum of Modern Ice ties together artist Gordon Halloran’s Paintings Below Zero exhibit with a month of free programs and events situated behind Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate. Halloran’s glacier-inspired, tech-driven ice wall installation is ninety-five feet in length and stands just shy of twelve feet tall. A heated tent and the Cultural Center’s Hot Spot provide a respite from the chill, while the Ice Max Theater hosts UK glitch artists, Plaid, and visual collaborator Bob Jaroc, with whom they created the acclaimed Greedy Baby in 2006. The recording duo, celebrating twenty years of teamwork, are putting the wraps on a new album, and touring with Jaroc between film scores and remixes. Dominic Johnson leads the New Millennium Orchestra in a boundary-testing approach to classical music, with Atmospheric Audio Chair DJs providing the grooves between sets. Free. Plaid. The rest is gravy. Bundle up for a Groundhog Day to remember. (John Alex Colon)
Plaid, with the New Millennium Orchestra and Atmospheric Audio Chair perform at the Museum of Modern Ice in Millenium Park, 201 East Randolph, (312)742-8497, on February 2, 6:30pm. Free admission, but must call to rsvp.