`THE BLUE ANGEL'
-- Michael Wilmington
Latino scholar Ilan Stevens speaks on "E Pluribus Unum? The Search for Latino Identity in America" 6 p.m. Tuesday, Terra Museum of American Art, 666 N. Michigan Ave. $7; 312-654-2255.
`DREAMS AND DISILLUSION'
"Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde," a 30-year retrospective for a leading figure of European modernism, opens Thursday at the Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.; free; 773-702-8670.
"12 x 12: New Artists/New Work," a new series of monthly shows for younger artists in Chicago begins with works by Laura Mosquera, opens Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.; $10; 312-280-2660.
`A NATION'S CONSCIENCE'
"A Nation's Conscience: Paintings by William Gropper," an introduction to the American artist through 30 paintings and 10 cartoon reproductions, opens Saturday at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; free; 312-663-5554.
-- Alan G. Artner
The venerable alto saxophonist, leading a quartet, merges elements of soul and bebop; Tuesday through Sunday at the Jazz Showcase, 59 W. Grand Ave.; $20; 312-670-2473.
The Chicago guitarist celebrates the release of his new disc, "Easy Go," Friday and Saturday at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $8; 773-878-5552.