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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Last Call Chicago, midwest graffiti, Routes, Braided by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

If you’re interested in queer Chicago history, you’ll definitely want to check this out: At 6 PM, Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted) is celebrating the release of Last Call Chicago: A […] The…

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Sunday, October 9, 2022

Queer Art Party, Afrofuturist performance, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and Zine Not Dead by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Palmer Square Art Fair and Queer Social Club are teaming up to debut Queer Art Party at Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont). From noon-5 PM, vibe out to queer art, […] The post Queer Art Pa…

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Home Movie Day, Baroque Heroes, Irrbloss, and sex talk by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Head to the basement and grab those Super 8 films Grandpa shot at the forest preserve picnic: it’s Chicago Home Movie Day. Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society […] The post…

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Indigenous culture, Nnamdï’s Pancake Haus, Refuge, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Today kicks off the American Indian Center’s 69th Annual Chicago Powwow, which runs through Sunday (10/9). From 10 AM-6 PM each day, thousands will gather at Schiller Woods (events in [……

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Reeling online, Between Friends, Black heritage in Evanston, dating at the Hideout by Salem Collo-Julin, Kerry Reid and Micco Caporale

Today is the final day for the online portion of this year’s Reeling: the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The 40th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ filmmakers and new queer cinema …

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Silent film at the Davis, Sudan Archives, and more by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Magician Paige Thompson takes over the artist-in-residence slot at Chicago Magic Lounge (5050 N. Clark) with her show A Paige in Time, opening tonight at 7 PM and running Wednesdays […] Th…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

First Tuesdays at the Hideout, Isaiah Collier at the MCA, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means that Reader senior writer Ben Joravsky and former Reader staffer Maya Dukmasova host their monthly live interview show at the Hideout […]…

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Continuing education by Salem Collo-Julin

It’s never too late to learn a new skill, or polish an old one. Chicago has many organizations that offer adult education classes and workshops designed to teach students new […] The pos…

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Livestreaming class, pasta, Tsai Ming-liang, and meditation by Salem Collo-Julin

Teens 14-18 years old looking to break into the streaming eco-system can get livestream certified through the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia program at Harold Washington Library Center …

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Vintage Fest, Sérgio Mendes, Hurricane Fiona benefit, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Today is the final day of the Chicago Vintage Fall Fest (19th and Blue Island), an outdoor gathering of vendors, music, and more, happening from noon-8 PM. Fabulous Freddies Italian […] Th…

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Sounds & S’mores, Acid Nun, the Crooked Mouth, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Artist Khaaliq Haneef closes out his debut solo show, “The Devious Mind of Khaaliq Haneef” with Sounds & S’mores, an open mike at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot (1408 S. Central […] Th…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Haunted dolls, navigating narcissism, Cristela Alonzo, and more by Micco Caporale, Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

Spooky season is upon us, and what a more uncomfortable way to celebrate than with dolls. Through November 6, the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) presents “Haunted Dolls & […]…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Chefs for Puerto Rico, Mayorkun, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago’s hospitality community comes together tonight to raise funds and awareness for those affected by Hurricane Fiona with the curated tasting event Chicago Chefs Cook for Puerto Rico.…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Black Transport Project, Commuters Take Action, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Bikes aren’t cheap—but neither is public transit! If you or someone you know is a Black trans person in Chicago looking for a free bike, sign up for one through […] The post Black Tran…

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Harvest Chicago dance festival, Idle Muse, Necropolis by Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

Always a staple of the fall dance season, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival opens tonight at 8 PM at Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn), and continues […] The post …

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

A Natural Turn, Jessica Bardsley, and Cold Waves by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago has no shortage of free museums, and the DePaul Art Museum (935 W. Fullerton) is one stunning example. While it’s never a bad time for a visit (hello, it’s […] The post A Natur…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Blue Hour, financial advice, free store, and concerts by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

The Chicago Poetry Center kicks off another season of Blue Hour tonight. Blue Hour is an in-person series of readings by poets, largely Chicago-based, followed by community gathering time. T…

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Vintage, Afrofuturists, comics, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Vintage clothing, art, jewelry, furniture, home decor, and nostalgic items from mid-century through the 1990s are available for the seekers at today’s Vintage Garage meet-up. This is the s…

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Navigating the After, Red Summer, JB, and more by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Seattle-born choreographer Mariah D. Eastman has called Chicago home for the past few years, and describes her philosophy as a desire to “play with creating unusual sequences of movement w…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Chicago House Music symposium, cheese workshop, music, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

It’s day one of the Chicago House Music Festival and Conference, which runs through Sunday 9/18. Today’s the symposium portion of this free four-day event. At the Logan Center for […] …

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Cookies, dancing, Louder Than a Mom by Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

No war but Cookie War! This afternoon’s Garfield Ridge Farmer’s Market includes a special competition by neighborhood bakeries, including Weber’s, Pticek’s, Talerico-Martin, and Bori…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Jane, Yola, Field, Frunchroom by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Today and tomorrow are two of a slate of Free Admission Days offered by the Field Museum (1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.) through November. Illinois residents with proof of […] The post Ja…

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Soul food, International Voices Project, Perturbator, Glassing by Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Jordan Wimby, aka The Melanin Martha, returns to Monday Night Foodball tonight with a prix fixe plate of “classic and reimagined” soul food, including crispy fatback and microgreens and…

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Farming, bike tour, Moon festival, and more by Micco Caporale, Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

From 9 AM-1 PM, Catatumbo, a worker-owned cooperative farm in Englewood, is inviting volunteers to grow (pun intended) their land knowledge by helping the farm build out their space. During …

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Dreary North, Selena tribute, All That Light, Code of the Freaks, and Stew by Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

If you’re looking for music that pulls no punches, head over to Subterranean (2011 W. North) this weekend for Dreary North Fest, three nights of extreme music running the gamut […] The p…

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Ableton demos, Sweeney Todd, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Hey electronic artists, wanna level up your Ableton game? Join Penthouse Audio Group at Hush (311 W. Chicago), where you can get track feedback from professionals. Ableton-certified program …

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Close to the end of ’Vol. 51’ by Salem Collo-Julin

We’re close to the end of “Volume 51” in a few issues. Yes, that means that we have survived nearly 51 years of publication, a feat that perhaps no one […] The post Close to the end …

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Ballet, salsa, and trivia by Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

If you’re downtown and want a little lunchtime terpsichore, head over to the Daley Center Plaza (50 W. Washington) today at noon for a free hour-long performance by Ballet 5:8, […] The p…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

’Palette and Palate,’ Shedd Aquarium, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Today the exhibition “Palette and Palate” opens at Madron Gallery (1000 W. North). It’s a retrospective celebrating Chicago’s Riccardo’s Restaurant and Gallery that anticipates a P…

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Cat show, ZINEMercado, Batmobile, and scooters by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

The International Cat Association (TICA) presents Chicago: Feline Infurno, the 41st annual cat show hosted by TICA and a chance to view at least 400 registered cats ready for judging […] T…

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Signal Records, Lynyn, and music festivals by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago simply cannot have enough record shops. It just can’t. Every one that opens is a treasure—including the latest vinyl vault, Signal Records (3156 W. Diversey). From now on, they�…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards