Chicago Guide

4 years
ago

Live Bates

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The CSO hires its first DJ in residence (or close enough), plus a new Aaron Sorkin play at Timeline, Hot Chip, Neil Gaiman, and more

4 years
ago

Chicago Guide: Seriously Risky Flights of Fancy

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The Flying Wallendas aim to cheat death in Lookingglass’s Hephaestus; plus, Sonny Rollins rolls into town, 2010’s Golden Gloves contenders, more

4 years
ago

Lip Shtick

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Black Lips at Logan Square Auditorium, Hannibal Buress and Kid Sister at the Hideout, Frank Gehry at the library, and more

4 years
ago

Cowards, Saints, and Brigadiers

Our top five picks for things to do this week: A Coward extension; a free Hitchcock screening with a classic Hollywood star; short, cheap cinema; and more

4 years
ago

50 Nifty Aldermanic Portraits

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The free stuff gets top billing, which means you have no excuse to stay home.

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4 years
ago

There Will Be ‘Flood’

Our top five picks for things to do this week: It only reads like a rundown of deadly plagues. Highlights include a song cycle about hypochondria, a behind-the-scenes chat on DNA testing, and a new play by Rebecca Gilman that should open the critical floodgates.

4 years
ago

From Beer to Eternity

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Highlights include a green-tinged pub crawl courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Stephen Sondheim live at the Harris, and a screening of William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, with Penny Arcade, as part of the second annual CIMM Fest.

4 years
ago

Winter’s Best Week Ever

Our top five picks for things to do this week: We’re not sure what’s in the water (er, slush), but this week offers an unparalleled lineup of concerts, screenings, and more—your best bets yet for conquering the winter blahs. Bonus: five freebies we would have paid for (but don’t have to)

5 years
ago

Faust Company

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Lyric unveils its own lavish Faust … Dog & Pony trots out another genre-buster … Booker T slow boils … Tortoise revs up … Patti Smith comes home (for free)

5 years
ago

Abe and Abet

Our top five picks for things to do this week: President’s Day! Mardi Gras! Valentine’s! We’ve got you covered—except for the roses. You’ll have to swing those yourself. Inside: Lincoln comes to life on film … Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his Goodman directorial debut … Ladysmith Black Mambazo plays real world music … plus, three freebies for V-Day

5 years
ago

Lords of the Ring

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The Building Stage does rock ’n’ roll Wagner… Keaton does Sherlock … art does a disappearing act … plus, stand-up tryouts at the Lakeshore and ice dancing to the King of Pop in Millennium Park

5 years
ago

Chicago Guide: August and Everything After

Our top five picks for things to do this week: A second shot at August: Osage County … Wilco on the silver screen … meet the Trocks, men in tights … plus, Huffington, Pfleger, and more—for free

5 years
ago

Inglorious Revival

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The original Bastards screens at the MCA … Dennehy gets chatty at the Goodman … a Louvre curator asks the big question … plus, what you get when you team a Sex Pistol and a Stray Cat with a rockabilly rebel

5 years
ago

Missing Michael Shannon?

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Chicagoan Michael Shannon onscreen … Joffrey’s Cinderfellas on dancing in drag … Joan Didion’s Magical Thinking at the Court … plus freebies and more

5 years
ago

Private Time

Our top five picks for the week of 01.06.10 through 01.12.10; plus, freebies for a fabulously frugal start to 2010