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Chicago Guide

4 years
ago

Mmm. Drama.

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Urban Theater Company has dinner on the brain . . . the other Homer hits A Red Orchid . . . Breakbone dances about architecture . . . plus, what Scrooge will be doing this weekend when he doesn’t have a Labradoodle on his lap

4 years
ago

Oh, the Humanities!

Our top five picks for things to do this week: French New Wave comes alive . . . The 1900s play a free in-store gig . . . an emerging artist boggles the mind . . . plus, our pick for music to ward off winter and more

4 years
ago

Pan-demonium

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Peter + pirates = Lookingglass . . . the waking dead stroll Berwyn . . . Cousteau chats at the Field . . . plus, Martin Mull, Karl Wirsum, and weekend plans from the MSI’s new live-in roomie

4 years
ago

Take a Shine to It

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Conan’s other sidekick moves on . . . everything that glitters at the Field . . . free rock ’n’ roll from one-half of Local H . . . the local author Adam Levin’s weekend-ish plans . . . and more

4 years
ago

Chekhov vs. Chekhov

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Theatre’s most depressive Russian, times two . . . Lebowski, the musical . . . Schwimmer’s Trust on film . . . free Toni Morrison . . . and what Sound Opinions’ Jim DeRogatis is doing this weekend

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4 years
ago

How ’Bout Them Apples?

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Silk Road smolders . . . Emily Johnson stinks it up . . . Chrissie Hynde goes rogue . . . plus, free pie ingredients and Richard Hunt’s weekend plans!

4 years
ago

Napoleon, King of Pop; Audrey Niffenegger’s Weekend Plans

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The MCA addresses a Napoleon complex . . . The Interview Show births a new installment . . . the CSO’s wunderkinds debut . . . plus, what Audrey Niffenegger is doing this weekend

4 years
ago

Brought to You by the Letter M

Our top five picks for things to do this week: M is for . . . Mary, the MacArthur genius . . . Michele, the voice of All Things Considered . . . Mitchell, Nicole, our guest weekend planner . . . and, of course, Muppet

4 years
ago

One for the Ages

Our top five picks for things to do this week: the guiltiest of musical-theatre pleasures . . . a f*#@ing Mamet doubleheader . . . free Muti . . . Carlyn Berghoff’s weekend plans . . . and more

4 years
ago

Summer Who?

Our top five picks for things to do: With a week this flush, we hardly miss Chicago’s favorite season. On tap: An indie-rock icon returns (again) . . . fall theatre ignites with a sizzle . . . furry fashion from the pages of Vogue . . . and weekend plans from the director of Ballhawks

4 years
ago

Your Three-Day Weekend Itinerary

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Hop on, hop off, get down . . . bouncy castles for big kids . . . a pocket guide to Jazz Fest . . . what the lovely Lilli Carré is up to . . . and more

4 years
ago

Guitar Heroics

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Ravinia gets ready to rock (really) . . . Iggy oils up . . . a Pritzker/Marsalis coproduction premieres . . . weekend plans from Chicago’s squire about town . . . and more

4 years
ago

Robbie Fulks’s Weekend Plans

Our top five picks for things to do: The next big thing in Chicago theatre (for a budget five bucks) . . . a ukulele invasion . . . a Fred Anderson tribute . . . and introducing our new feature, this week starring Robbie Fulks

4 years
ago

What to Do This Week

Our top five picks for things to do: Opera and booze on Lake Michigan … films and booze at the Art Institute … Fifth House Ensemble takes a cue from Pink Floyd … and more

4 years
ago

Your Jett-setting Week

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Where to go (besides Grant Park) for rock ’n’ roll … the best reason this season to road trip to Spring Green … the saga of Blago, back onstage … and more

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