Chicago Guide

2 years
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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Everything is Terrible reinvent Total Recall with puppets and found video footage… artist Matt Maddan crosses comics and poetry… free Shakespeare… plus, the weekend plans of the filmmaker Xan Aranda.

2 years
ago

Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The paintings of notorious Chicago surrealist artist hang in the gallery… the sun-kissed L.A. band Best Coast hits the stage… free blues… plus, the weekend plans of the astronomer and filmmaker, Dr. Jose Salgado.

2 years
ago

Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: The final days of LCD Soundsytem revealed on film… A dark children’s dance show makes its American debut… free jazz… plus, the weekend plans of associate editor of Poetry magazine, Fred Sasaki.

2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Irish American Heritage Festival fills Chicago with Guinness and bagpipes…indie fans take over Union Park… free African music and arts… plus, the weekend plans of the actress Carrie Coon.

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Houdini’s water escape is resurrected at the House Theatre… Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky … free traditional Korean art … plus, the weekend plans of the artist Eliza Myrie.

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2 years
ago

Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Paris Opera Ballet glides across the Harris stage… Aretha Franklin’s pipes fill McCormick Place … free music from Eighth Blackbird… plus, the weekend plans of the artist Jessica Stockholder.

2 years
ago

Your Top Five Plans This Week

On the agenda: Folkloric Iberian dance… a green summer festival … a free solstice celebration… plus, the weekend plans of Chicago vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz.

2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On the agenda: Audrey Niffenegger discuss her morbid curiosity, Jill Scott returns to the stage… comic artists take over Chicago … free Elgar… plus, the weekend plans of the Graham Foundation’s Sarah Herda.

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On the agenda: Luna Negra’s heady, angst-driven dance . . . CSO musicians pair music with art . . . TBS brings some of America’s funniest folks to Chicago . . . Free blues . . . plus, the weekend plans of the Active Transportation Alliance’s Lee Crandell

2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Phylicia Rashad and Paul Oakley Stovall team up at Goodman … Directors explore the fourth dimension—and more—at Chicago Underground Film Festival … Two Brothers Brewing Company throws a bash with bands and brews

2 years
ago

The Five: Top Picks for Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The CSO’s piano fest draws Danilo Pérez and some of jazz’s other big guns … Chicago says “aloha” to an inaugural celebration of Hawaiian culture … Kelly Hogan croons—no charge—in Millennium Park

2 years
ago

Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A Lichtenstein retrospective pops up at the Art Institute … Craft Beer Week kicks off … Brookfield Zoo bugs out … plus, what the cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: The veteran Chicago journalist John Conroy debuts his first play … Chicago-based new-music collective throws a happening in Logan Square … Plus the weekend plans of Joan Gray of Chicago’s Muntu Dance Theatre

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: An arts and local-business fest dubs Bridgeport the community of the future … The Art Institute remounts the photographer Dawoud Bey’s ’70s street portraits … The cabaret chanteuse Spider Saloff plays eight characters in one show

2 years
ago

Your Plans This Week

On your agenda: Wynton Marsalis celebrates the big 5-0 at Symphony Center… A punk ballerina gets to the pointe at the MCA… Zombies go for your beer—not your brains—at an Andersonville pub crawl