Chicago Guide

5 years
ago

Seeing Red

Don’t-miss picks for 09.09.09 through 09.15.09: Something’s in the water this week: Redmoon gets wackier … Del Close returns to the screen … R.E.M.’s Peter Buck plays a starter-band stage … Niffenegger and Hemon go head to head … plus, CSO tickets for crazy cheap

5 years
ago

Greatest Mistake

Don’t-miss picks for 09.02.09 through 09.08.09: An Oscar nom comes home … poets pay ode to the fair dino … Burnham goes celluloid … Plus, a Million Dollar Broadway nod and more

5 years
ago

Chicago Guide: Divine Intermission

Don’t-miss picks for 08.26.09 through 09.01.09: Father Pfleger on film … Michelle O., jazz muse … Cleve Jones drops in … free science … and more

5 years
ago

Fools Rush In

Don’t miss picks for 08.05.09 through 08.11.09: French shenanigans on the lake … German jazz at the Green Mill … Project Runway at Cityscape … Naked turns 50 … more

5 years
ago

Guten Morgan

Don’t-miss picks for 08.12.09 through 08.18.09: Who’s crazier: Tracy or Tracy? … a Lolla redux for less … Béla Fleck’s banjo odyssey … roving hordes of natty cyclists … more

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5 years
ago

Honest, Abe

Don’t miss picks for 08.05.09 through 08.11.09: Speed dialing Steppenwolf …  bidding farewell to a true Chicago character actor …  Bill Kurtis on Abraham Lincoln … a Vampire Weekend sighting … and more

5 years
ago

 

The Plan for Today: Mekons’ In-store Gig

Introducing a newcomer to chicagomag.com: Chicago Guide: The Plan for Today—or, as the case may be, Tonight, Tomorrow, or This Weekend—an infrequent, not-at-all scheduled newsflash we’ll post whenever we’ve got an unmissable event worth sharing. These might be …

5 years
ago

Queen Dee

Don’t-miss picks for 07.29.09 through 08.04.09: The Loop gets its long-awaited sexual Awakening … Lakeview drowns its sorrows at the thought of a beer-free Wrigley … The hands-down-best singer in Chicago belts in back-to-back gigs … SNL’s “Pat” returns—now 100-percent woman … A local lit darling lays out the carpet squares … and more

5 years
ago

File Under “Free”

Put the “free” back in “free time” with these don’t-miss picks for the week of 07.22.09 through 07.28.09: harrowing derring-do in the heart of downtown … family road trips, now with more lasers … a small-town fest with a taste for kitsch—and pierogis

5 years
ago

A Good Time—or your money back

This week: Theatre insurance for the finicky … schmoozing in the Modern Wing … remembering Michael at Ravinia … the other side of Niffenegger

5 years
ago

Chicago Guide: Petersen and Pizza

Sometimes this city serves up an embarrassment of riches. This week: William Petersen returns—with free beer … Daniel Burnham appears onstage (in spirit) … indie rock icons toast a local lit legend … bicyclists get a gospel revival—and a midnight ride … and much more

5 years
ago

Twice as Nice

This week only! The Ten: double-dip pairings of top-notch concerts (and one musical flick), each featuring one suburban and one city option. Now, get out there and pursue happiness with these don’t-miss events for the week of 07.01.09 through 07.06.09 …

5 years
ago

The Ice Man Cometh

Don’t-miss events for 06.24.09 through 06.30.09: Cool As Ice @ The Neo-Futurarium … Shellac @ Bottom Lounge … Gay Men’s Chorus @ Lakefront

5 years
ago

Three Cheers for Free

Don’t-miss free events for 06.17.09 through 06.23.09: Bob Odenkirk and Archer Prewitt, times two … South Shore Opera Co’s season finale … big Plans in Millennium Park

5 years
ago

Maybe This Year

Don’t-miss events for 06.10.09 through 06.16.09: We Believe @ Chicago Theatre … Strauss at Midnight @ Storefront Theater … A Lovin’ Spoonful @ Sidetrack … more!