Chicago Guide

2 years
ago

Top 5 Plans for This Week

On your agenda: The Museum of Science and Industry busts myths … Silent movies find new-music soundtracks … The Black Keys rock United Center … plus, what author Megan Stielstra is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Frankenstein tells Pinocchio’s story at The Neo-Futurarium … The Chicago Flower & Garden Show springs up at Navy Pier … Robert Glasper tinkles the ivories at the Double Door … plus, what the artist Michael Fleming and his twin brother and collaborator, Alan Fleming, are doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Gorilla-masked feminist avengers swoop into Columbia College … Béla Fleck gets the band back together … A Tennessee Williams classic takes a strange road at Goodman … plus, what the Columbia College associate professor and indie publisher Zach Dodson is doing this weekend.

2 years
ago

Your Plans for This Week

On your agenda: Steppenwolf premieres a high-school survival saga … A MacArthur genius bebops with CJE … Genghis Khan invades the Field … plus, what composer Kyle Vegter is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week (Mostly Free!)

On your agenda: Food and creativity are on the table at Smart Museum of Art … Minnie Miñoso (a.k.a. Mr. White Sox) talks race and sports at Lookingglass Theatre … The film that changed Steve James’s life … plus, what Martha Bayne, Soup & Bread founder, is doing this weekend

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2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Songs to set the V-Day mood … Folkie fellowship at the University of Chicago … Photographs that make art of table scraps … plus, what South Side native and musical theatre star E. Faye Butler is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Seldoms dance their way through Harris Theater … a Southern-style tragedy strikes Stage 773 … CSO’s composers in residence premiere works inspired by a farm, Fermilab, and Franz Schubert … plus, what the Chicago Dramatists resident playwright and actor-about-town Jon Steinhagen is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On the agenda: Football, bachelorette parties take a dramatic turn … Sundance lands at the Music Box … free Schubert … plus, what ICE’s Claire Chase is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: You and Rosie talk Trump at the Siskel … Invisible Man makes its stage debut at the Court … dudes in tutus take over the Harris … plus, what the two-time National Poetry Slam champ Roger Bonair-Agard is doing this weekend

2 years
ago

Your Plans for This Week, Conan Approved

On the agenda: Doyle and Debbie do the Royal George … Dee Dee Bridgewater brings down the house … Blizzard ’67 reminds us what real cold feels like … plus, Jodi Kantor on The Obamas and what crime novelist Charlie Newton is doing this weekend

3 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week: All Free!

On your agenda: Recover from holiday spending with a week of free stuff, from a documentary on Carl Sandburg to a digest of ten-minute plays by boldface names. Plus, what WFMT’s David Polk is doing this weekend.

3 years
ago

To New Year’s Eve or Not to New Year’s Eve?

What to do on 12/31 and beyond: Not looking to blow half of your 2012 entertainment budget before the year officially begins? We’ve got five things to do this week not on December 31—plus five great New Year’s Eve options that won’t break the bank.

3 years
ago

Reindeer Gone Wild

Top five things to do this week: Vampire reindeer or White Christmas? Your choice … plus, The Bad Plus, an all-out Hanukkah jam, and what Eighth Blackbird’s Tim Munro is up to this weekend

3 years
ago

Three Words: Tracy. Letts. Speedo.

On your agenda this week: Tracy Letts, pantsless … David Fray, smoldering … Bon Iver, cooing … plus, free stuff to do and Nicole Cabell’s weekend plans