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Bronzeville Jazz And Music Festival Returns To Washington Park Saturday

The fun starts 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

This South Side Drill Team Wants To Return To The Bud Billiken Parade This Year, But They Need Your Help

COVID-19 sidelined the Golden Knights Drill Team. Now, they're looking for a little help from the public to get back on their feet.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Summer Nights Returns With In-Person Entertainment, Live Music

Building on the success of last year's virtual program, organizers are bringing it back — and expanding it.

Arts

As ‘Lory Litefoot,’ Comedian Lisa Beasley Delights TikTok — But Bronzeville Mom Is Fed Up With Real-Life Mayor

Turning frustration into comedy, the Second City-trained performer uses biting commentary and a well-honed voice to satirize Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

National Museum Of Mexican Art Set To Welcome Guests Again July 1

The museum closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now it's reopening with safety protocols.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Black Photographers Documented The Fight Against Police Violence. 1 Year Later, Their Work Becomes Art: ‘We Can Tell Our Own Stories’

"Black Creativity: Art and Activism," a new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, features work by photographers Vashon Jordan Jr. and Chris and Zachary Slaughter.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A Bronzeville Historian Is Making Black Chicago History More Accessible — And She Wants To Hear Your Family’s Story

With an ever-growing collection of archival data, Bronzeville Historical Society founder Sherry Williams tells the stories of people often left out of history.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lollapalooza Coming Back To Chicago This Summer, Report Says — But City Says It’s Not A Done Deal

Variety reports the music fest is set to return to Grant Park at “near-to or full-capacity" July 29-Aug. 1.

Downtown

Chicago Takes 10 Performance Series Brings Musicians, Dancers Back To The Stage After A Year. Here’s How You Can Tune In

A new virtual show series selected 100 artists to perform on a stage again, many for the first time since the pandemic began. Each performer will get $1,000.

Citywide

The Forum In Bronzeville Is Continuing Its Comeback, But Owners Need Help As Costs To Fix Historic Building Pile Up

Could a long-closed venue be the key to economic and cultural revival? Entrepreneur Bernard Loyd believes so, and he is determined to make it happen.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Second City Could Be Bought By Private Equity Firm: Report

Strauss Zelnick, a New York private equity investor, is said to be nearing purchase of Second City for about $50 million, the Financial Times reported.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

Downtown

New Intimate Doc About My Block, My Hood, My City’s Jahmal Cole Set For Festival Debut In 2021

"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" chronicles the highs and lows of running a rising nonprofit organization in Chicago while Black.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Albany Park’s Ghostlight Theater Opens Newest Season With Virtual ‘Holiday Cabernet’

The 2020-2021 virtual season will emphasize lifting up disenfranchised voices in theatre.

Albany Park

With No Help From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs

The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Amateur Photographer Selling Hyde Park Calendar To Support Neighborhood Historical Society

With help from his family, East Hyde Park resident Timothy Murphy is selling $10 calendars featuring his photography of the neighborhood. A portion from each sale will be donated to the Hyde Park Historical Society.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New City Program Aims To Support Artists, ‘Enrich’ Communities With Public Art On South, West Sides

The Artists-in-Residence Program will bring new public art and arts programming to Austin, Englewood, Back of the Yards and Auburn Gresham, city officials announced.

Back of the Yards

City Council Approves Law To Require Nonbinary Gender Option On City Paperwork

Chicago's City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday requiring the city to update its forms and paperwork with gender-neutral designations.

Downtown

Albany Park’s Ghostlight Theater Aims To Bring Voices Of Black Women, People Of Color To The Forefront

Some of Ghostlight Ensemble's performances next season will feature works by up-and-coming Chicago playwrights of color who will see their work performed for the first time.

Albany Park

Gage Park Latinx Council Opens Cultural Center On 51st Street: This Place Will ‘Create Hope And Change’

After two years of working out of coffee shops, libraries, and parks, the group now has a home for its free arts classes, food distributions and mentoring programs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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