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Performance Art Group Brings Chicago And International Artists Together In Parks
Local art collective Out of Site is offering a collaboration between Chicago artists and artists from Rotthingham in Palmer Square Park Saturday and Horner Park next weekend.
Marathoner In Recovery Raising Money For Center On Halsted With Cabaret Show
Center on Halsted employee David Biele hosts the variety show on Sunday, with donations benefitting the center's HIV programs.
Bridgeport Art Gallery Salonlb. Spotlights Local And International Artists In ‘Feminist To The Core’ Exhibit
The local exhibition gallery is also prepping for a masquerade-themed artist market opening Oct. 13.
A Great Day As Chicago’s Black Authors Come Together For Historic Group Photo
Black scribes answered producer Pemon Rami's call to participate in the photo, a nod to the famed "Great Day In Harlem" portrait and a display of the broad influence of Black Chicago literature.
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.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival Fans Out Across The Neighborhood This Weekend
The free festival runs all weekend with a Nikki Giovanni and Javon Jackson collaboration, performances by "jazz masters" Kenny Barron and Louis Hayes, a set dedicated to late trumpeter jaimie branch and more.
41 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Randolph Street Market, Beverly Art Walk, Oktoberfests And More
The 312 Block Party, Chicago Live!, SAUCED Night Market and Chicago Gourmet are also on deck.
Real Ones, Founded By Young Music Journalists, Is Shining A Light On Chicago’s Underground Scene
The rising local multimedia music platform has turned into a space for emerging Chicago artists and a go-to for the latest news from the city's music scene.
Reeling Programmer Picks 3 Don’t-Miss Selections From The LGBTQ+ Film Fest
Festival programmer Morgan Jon Fox suggests three features of the 41 films at Reeling Fest, which kicks off Thursday at the Music Box Theatre.
Born To Run? Sign Up For The Bronzeville 5K Run/Walk
The race takes place on Sunday, Oct. 1, with proceeds benefitting four area schools.
Blue Man Group’s Sensory-Friendly Performance Returns Sunday After 4 Years
The event this weekend at Briar Street Theatre will feature a more relaxed environment than a traditional Blue Man Group show offers.
As Beverly Arts Center Slashes Live Theater Budget, Concerns Surface About Its Financial Stability
The Beverly Arts Center Board cited economic challenges and a wish to equally fund other arts as the reasons for the cuts. But some former cast members are dejected by the loss of higher quality live theater.
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.
‘Eight Billion Genies’ Graphic Novel Sparks Hollywood Bidding War, Amazon Deal For Chicago Artist
The comics by Chicago artist-designer Ryan Browne and New York-based writer Charles Soule first came out as eight separate issues; publisher Image Comics released it as a graphic novel this summer.
Lexington Betty Smokehouse Chef Wins Food Network’s ‘BBQ Brawl’
Dominique Leach crafted her signature Chicago-inspired dishes on the competitive reality series to secure her title as one of the best pit masters in the world.
Improv Therapy Players Find The Comedy In Psychology
The eight-person troupe made up of psychotherapists-turned-improvisers will appear at the Bughouse Theater in North Center Saturday.
Local Bands Host Show In Solidarity With West Siders Against Riot Fest’s Use Of Douglass Park
The “Anti Riot Fest Fest” Sept. 29 will feature an array of independent bands, including Directrix, Foreign Sunsets, Temp Hold and Thro.
Rogers Park Teacher Honored By Creative Writing Nonprofit That Helped Him Find His Voice As A Kid
Chicago Math and Science Academy teacher Brennen Bariso developed his voice as a young writer through 826CHI. The nonprofit is now honoring Bariso's work to foster writing skills in his students.
31 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Ravenswood ArtWalk, Film Festivals And More
The Englewood Jazz Festival, Mexican Independence Day Parade and Connect South Shore Arts Fest are also back this weekend.
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.