Chicago Guide

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

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3 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

What to do this week: Jane Birkin plays the Portage … Stew stirs up SPACE … punk rock and demons invade the U. of C. … you crash a free holiday party

3 years
ago

What to Do After the Turkey Settles

Football only lasts so long. Your agenda for the weekend ahead: A local premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater … two films worth skipping the multiplex for … The Swell Season’s Markéta Irglová goes solo … Thanksgiving with Green City Market’s head honcho

3 years
ago

Merce Beaucoup

Top 5 Things to Do This Week: A dance institution takes a final leap … the Neos do seasonal theatre, sort of … Black Ensemble Theater moves into new digs, remounts a hit … free Dungeons & Dragons … plus, WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore’s weekend agenda

3 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

Your agenda for the days ahead: One man, decades of battle at Court Theatre . . . a jazz up-and-comer with a famous last name returns to Chicago . . . what to hear in place of Tune-Yards’ sold-out shows . . . plus, playwright Seth Bockley’s weekend plans and free stuff

3 years
ago

Fall’s Best Week Yet

What to do this week: The days are getting shorter, but the stuff to do just keeps getting better. Highlights include Old Town School of Folk Music’s theatrical debut, Laurie Anderson at the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Lucinda Williams in the burbs … plus, weekend plans from the MCA’s Naomi Beckwith and where to see Jolie Holland for free

3 years
ago

Halloween for Adults

What to do this week: The music of Queen + the characters of Alien = a live-action Halloween mash-up we can get behind. Plus: spine-tingling theatre, a Día de los Muertos altar walk, glow-in-the-dark art … and one paranormal enthusiast’s weekend plans

3 years
ago

Puffy Coat Weather

Top Events This Week: The choreographer Faustin Linyekula bundles up for a performance at the MCA … free art, free film … plus what Northwestern’s Chicago-lit guy, Bill Savage, is doing this weekend

3 years
ago

A Farewell to Arms

Top 5 Things to Do This Week: Profiles Theatre goes dark (as in comedy) … Twyla Tharp stages a premiere … Matthew Sweet still needs a girlfriend … plus, loads of free stuff and the new MSI crasher’s weekend plans

3 years
ago

Chicago Ideas Week

Worth your time (and money): Jeanne Gang and Sandra Day O’Connor think big … Follies gets wistful … Susan Orlean waxes rhapsodic on Rin Tin Tin … plus, weekend plans from Joan of Arc’s Tim Kinsella

3 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

The week is short. Play hard: The Goodman sees Red … the Backyard Film & Music Fest returns, with booze … the future of jazz comes to town … an expat artist spills her weekend plans … plus, three don’t-miss freebies from week 1 of Chicago Artists Month