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Elisa Shoenberger

Want To Be A Beer Expert? Chicago Is Home To One Of The Most Exclusive Beer Programs

Only 20 people are master cicerones, or certified beer experts. People from all over the world come to Ravenswood to take the exam.


Legacy And Links Between Guantanamo Bay And Chicago Police Torture Explored In DePaul Art Museum Exhibit

The curators hope people will recognize “the profound connection between local struggles for justice and reparations and international struggles for justice and reparations.” 

Lincoln Park, Old Town

‘Arsenic And Adobo’ Author And Hermosa Native Mia Manansala Releasing Book 2 As Her Mystery Series Takes Off

Mia Manansala's living her childhood dream of being a published author. Her next book comes out Tuesday — and she's got more on the way.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

In ‘No Place Like Kasama,’ Chicago Filmmaker Captures The Struggle Of Opening A Restaurant During A Pandemic

Tim Flores and Genie Kwon were weeks away from opening their dream restaurant when the pandemic hit. “No Place Like Kasama," a short film from Kerri Pang, tells the story how the couple forged ahead in tough circumstances.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Beer Lovers Can Learn About How The Drink Changed The World At Brewseum’s Beer Culture Summit

For four days, attendees will discuss beer through the lens of culture and history in virtual sessions and in-person events.


Chicago’s Dog Mushers Are Preparing For Their Next Big Race — And You Don’t Need To Go Far To See It

Dog mushing might seem like a sport for Alaska, but there's a dedicated community of racers in Chicago. They're preparing for the upcoming Rig Rondy.


Enchanted Tightrope Brings Fairy Magic And Wirewalking To Chicago’s Parks

“Enchanted Tightrope is an invitation to come and play in the parks and observe some fairies walking on a tightrope,” performer Molly Plunk said. “It doesn't ask a lot of the audience."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale