Chicago Guide

5 years
ago

Going Rogue

Don’t-miss picks for 11.18.09 through 11.24.09: Take heed, Palin: You’re not the only rogue on tour. Vagabond Opera brings klezmer cabaret to Chicago. … Plus, Moth Story Slam returns … Peter Gallagher recollects … Osgood and Kogan toast Chicago (and we toast them) … and more

5 years
ago

The Life of Byron

Don’t-miss picks for 11.11.09 through 11.17.09: Cool jazz meets the king of klezmer … House Theatre meets rocker Jon Langford … Bartók meets the movies … Frank Lloyd Wright meets happy hour … and more

5 years
ago

Muppet Insider

Don’t-miss picks for 11.04.09 through 11.10.09: The Muppets take Chicago … Margaret Atwood does dramatic … Stefon Harris shakes up a bebop shrine … Harold Ramis, Matt Groening, and Tony Kushner wax on … and more

5 years
ago

The Farce Side

Don’t-miss picks for 10.28.09 through 11.03.09: Druids at CST … Monsters at Auditorium … dinosaurs in Brookfield … ghosts in West Town … and more

5 years
ago

Frankenweekend

Don’t-miss picks for 10.21.09 through 10.27.09: Frankenstein plays it avant-garde … Steve Martin plays it straight … Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard play it cool … plus, Michael Chabon, Aleksandar Hemon, Augusten Burroughs … and more

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5 years
ago

Off-off-off Loop

Don’t-miss picks for 10.14.09 through 10.20.09: Windmill wishes, impossible dreams … more fall color than your prematurely winterized brain can imagine … Second City, Hyde Park–style … Spike Lee’s go-to jazz man … and more

5 years
ago

Lucinda, Lucinda

Don’t-miss picks for 10.07.09 through 10.13.09: A tale of two Lucindas … and two Joshes … plus, two much-anticipated stage adaptations … a free peek at Lincoln’s pockets … free days at the MSI … and more

5 years
ago

Free Beer, Blago, Black Cats

Don’t-miss events for 09.30.09 through 10.06.09: New LaBute … scenes from the Great Plague … puppets from the dark side—and then there’s the free beer and tours of Blago’s campaign office

5 years
ago

5 Theatre Picks

Don’t-miss events for 09.23.09 through 09.29.09: Top shows from this week’s theatre bill; for our full Fall Theatre Preview, pick up the October issue of Chicago, on stands now. Plus: X’s and O’s from a real-life Gossip Girl and free jazz in Hyde Park

5 years
ago

The Audacity of ‘Hope’

Don’t-miss picks for 09.16.09 through 09.22.09: Ravinia wraps with a biggie … Thomas Frank weighs in on Kansas Beer returns for one night only … and in Freebies: Joffrey alfresco, plus Dybek, Kotlowitz, and Baryshnikov sightings

5 years
ago

Seeing Red

Don’t-miss picks for 09.09.09 through 09.15.09: Something’s in the water this week: Redmoon gets wackier … Del Close returns to the screen … R.E.M.’s Peter Buck plays a starter-band stage … Niffenegger and Hemon go head to head … plus, CSO tickets for crazy cheap

5 years
ago

Greatest Mistake

Don’t-miss picks for 09.02.09 through 09.08.09: An Oscar nom comes home … poets pay ode to the fair dino … Burnham goes celluloid … Plus, a Million Dollar Broadway nod and more

5 years
ago

Chicago Guide: Divine Intermission

Don’t-miss picks for 08.26.09 through 09.01.09: Father Pfleger on film … Michelle O., jazz muse … Cleve Jones drops in … free science … and more

5 years
ago

Fools Rush In

Don’t miss picks for 08.05.09 through 08.11.09: French shenanigans on the lake … German jazz at the Green Mill … Project Runway at Cityscape … Naked turns 50 … more

5 years
ago

Guten Morgan

Don’t-miss picks for 08.12.09 through 08.18.09: Who’s crazier: Tracy or Tracy? … a Lolla redux for less … Béla Fleck’s banjo odyssey … roving hordes of natty cyclists … more