Chicago Guide

3 years
ago

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

3 years
ago

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

3 years
ago

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)

3 years
ago

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.

3 years
ago

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

3 years
ago

Jennifer Hudson, Jeff Garlin, A Pitchfork Insider

This week’s best of the best: Jennifer Hudson + Cibo Matto + Steve Earle = Pitchfork who? … Plus, for those who are festival bound, the Empty Bottle’s Peter Toalson offers his music picks

3 years
ago

Jerry Lee Lewis, Tony Sarabia, Folk & Roots

This week’s top picks: A killer concert at the Congress … backwoods music from Winter’s Bone … wee-hour cycling … The Post Family throws a party … plus, what the radio host Tony Sarabia is doing this weekend

3 years
ago

Kurt Elling’s Weekend Plans, Let Freebies Ring

Top picks for the three-day weekend: Two don’t-miss plays … red, white, and blues in Berwyn … what the Grammy winner Kurt Elling is doing this weekend … freebies for all!

3 years
ago

Middletown, Chinglish, Keith Huff

This week’s top picks: What’s new at Steppenwolf … David Henry Hwang (times two) … playwright Keith Huff’s weekend plans … plus, free poetry in a $21.5 million package

3 years
ago

Keren Ann, Marcus Sakey, Blues Fest

This week’s top picks: French pop … a Prairie Avenue insider … loads of free concerts … plus, what the novelist Marcus Sakey is doing this weekend (you’re invited)

3 years
ago

Five Freebies

This Week’s Five: Cheap seats for the Chicago Landmark Project … festival season begins … five big freebies … plus, what Teatro Vista’s Eddie Torres is doing this weekend

3 years
ago

Alan Cumming, Whales, More Beer

This Week’s Five: No exotic getaway planned this Memorial Day? No sweat. We’ve got great picks, plus a weekend agenda from the Art Institute’s design guru, Zoë Ryan

3 years
ago

Porgy and Bess, Chicago Craft Beer Week

This Week’s Five: A pared-down Porgy and Bess debuts … Chicago History Museum is out and proud … our pints runneth over with craft beer … four seriously big freebies … plus, weekend plans from the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Mike McNamara

3 years
ago

A Wasserstein Prize Winner Clocks In

This Week’s Five: Hickorydickory at Chicago Dramatists … Elvis Costello at the Chicago Theatre … lessons in architecture at the MSI … plus, a street art show in Pilsen