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Reaction Formation Revisits Punk Roots 40 Years Later With 2 Reunion Shows This Weekend

The reformed band, which originally got together in high school in the '80s, will play at GMan Tavern this Friday and The Hideout on Sunday.

Arts & Culture

Riot Fest Rain Only Slightly Dampens Rebellious Rock Spirits

The three-day festival didn't sell out completely, but it was hard to tell from the huge crowds that invaded Douglass Park this weekend.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Winners Of Riot Fest Local Band Contest Will Appear At The Festival This Weekend

Seventy local acts applied to the "Beyond the Fest" contest to get a coveted festival slot, and three will appear this weekend on a Riot Fest stage.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Former Tribune TV Critic Mo Ryan Sheds Light On Hollywood Misconduct, Myths In New Book

Ryan will discuss "Burn It Down: Power, Complicity and a Call for Change in Hollywood” at the Printers Row Lit Fest Sunday.

South Loop

Lollapalooza’s New VIP Sections Blocked General Admission Fans From Best Viewing Spots

New at this year's Lollapalooza are premium-only viewing sections near the main stages, relegating general admission ticket holders to the back.


Midnight Circus Fights To Survive After City Cuts Funding

After 16 years of performing around the city, Midnight Circus in the Parks announced last week that it will not be able to offer the troupe's usual citywide tour this year.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Midnight Circus’ Full Citywide Tour Canceled For 2023 Season

Calling for donations, Midnight Circus founders said they plan to announce their 2023 program next week — but it won't include a full-scale, citywide tour.


Svengoolie Now Stars In A Comic Book With Origin Stories Of His Pals

The longtime local horror movie host now stars in his own new comic, Svengoolie: Lost In Time, that he helped create for Frank Miller's new comic imprint, FMP.


8 Chicago Barbie Events Where You Can Release Your Inner Barbie Girl

Drag brunch? Trivia? Roller-skating? Take your Barbie love beyond the movie theater this weekend and beyond.


Veruca Salt’s Louise Post Returns To Chicago For Lincoln Hall Show Thursday Night: ‘Chicago Will Always Feel Like Home To Me’

Post is out on her first solo tour to promote her new album Sleepwalker.

Arts & Culture

Tribute Concert Honoring Chicago’s Best Friend Lin Brehmer Coming To Metro Next Month

The legendary WXRT DJ died in January after a battle with prostate cancer. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago Summer Day Camps Are Still Available For Parents Seeking Childcare And Kids Looking For Fun

Sports, music, swimming, theater, even "ninja" training — your kids can still enjoy a wide variety of activities in the handful of summer weeks that remain.


Why Do We Get Labor Day Off? You Can Thank Chicago Workers

The labor movement has a long and legendary history in Chicago.

Roseland, Pullman