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Chicago Guide

3 years
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bird. Staples. Prekop.

What to do this week: Mavis Staples and Andrew Bird blow out the Hideout’s candles … The Sea and Cake’s Sam Prekop spills his weekend plans … the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy gets even wordier … plus, free jazz, free Muti, free museums

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Find Your Own Brilliant Corners

What to do this week: The Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park opens at Steppenwolf … two exhibits spotlight Bertrand Goldberg … a carnival of a music fest lands in West Town … Ald. Scott Waguespack goes for a bike ride (or three)

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Hypocrites, Manu Chao, Kevin Coval

What to do this week: The complete four-hour Sophocles … getting to know Manu Chao … how to win free theatre tickets … and more

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5 Hot Plays for the Long Weekend

What to do this week: Spending Labor Day in Chicago? Get a jump on fall theatre season with our top five theatre picks. Plus, Tanya Saracho’s weekend plans and a cheat sheet to Chicago Jazz Festival.

3 years
ago

Your End-of-summer Checklist

We don’t want to alarm you, but summer is dwindling. Here’s what to do before it’s too late. Plus, Morlen Sinoway’s weekend plans.

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Five Freebies

Top events this week: concerts, dance performances, overhead ogling—all free! Plus, what Grant Park Music Festival’s Carlos Kalmar is doing on his last weekend in town

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Rufus Wainwright, Maria Pinto, Gobs of Cash

Top events this week: Fabulous displays of wealth … Rufus Wainwright does double duty … a lowrider convoy cruises Bridgeport … plus, Maria Pinto’s weekend plans

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Sade, Live Neo Films, a Lollapalooza Insider

Top events this week: Black Harvest at the Siskel, live movies from the Neos … Sade! … plus, what Metro’s Chris Baronner is doing this weekend (think Grant Park)

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Five Film Picks + Rich Moskal’s Weekend Plans

Green Lantern? Zookeeper? Seriously? Combat summer’s blockbuster stinkers with five picks for cinematic excellence—or at least weirdness. Plus, what the honcho of the Chicago Film Office is doing this weekend.

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1001, Wicker Park Fest, Bee Aid

This week’s top picks: Collaboraction brings 1001 back to the stage … the show goes on at Garfield Park Conservatory … free and cheap concerts … plus, what the Second City’s Katie Rich is doing this weekend

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