Chicago Guide

2 years
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The 5 Most Fantastic Things You Should Do in Chicago This Week

Watch a cast of sisters clash in director Anna Bahow’s new play. Scan the subtitles of the 16th annual European Union Film Festival. See Jeffrey Forsythe’s art. Hear James Hunter’s blues. And catch the Branford Marsalis Quartet playin’ tunes.

2 years
ago

Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen visits Chicago…the playwright Evan Linder pens a story of WWII soldiers in drag…free music, plus the chief curator at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Staci Boris

2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The pianist Phyllis Chen takes a seat at a toy piano…the Music Box Theatre launches a 70mm film series…free art, plus the weekend plans of the Joffery Ballet dancer April Daly

2 years
ago

Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Chicago Dance Crash take on love’s highs and lows…the artist Matthew Hoffman celebrates his ten-year project…free movie, plus the weekend plans of the owner of Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Andrew Rafacz

2 years
ago

Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The actress Alexis Johnson channels Billie Holiday…the dancer Miguel Gutierrez transforms neurology into choreography…free art, plus the weekend plans of the performance artist and Co-Director of Happy Collaborationists Meredith Weber

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2 years
ago

The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Chicago jazz stalwart Patricia Barber releases a new album…The artist Renee Robbins’s vibrant art combats winter chills…free art, plus the weekend plans of the Vocalo host and Winter Block Party program director and emcee Jesse Menendez

2 years
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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: Everyday objects come to life in a Mummenschanz’s wordless show…Chicago rock takes the stage in the winter festival Tomorrow Never Knows…free art, plus the weekend plans of the Auditorium Theatre executive director Brett Batterson

2 years
ago

Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Deanna Dunagan takes center stage in a caustic family drama…the artist Terry Adkins delves into African American history…free movies, plus the weekend plans of the gallerist Ellen Alderman

2 years
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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A theatre production for dramatists and imbibers alike… a documentary festival for film connoisseurs … free art, plus the weekend plans of the clarinetist and International Contemporary Ensemble member, Joshua Rubin

2 years
ago

The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A final Nutcracker… a dark comedy at the Steppenwolf starring Jimmy Smits… free art, plus the weekend plans of Hubbard Street Dance Company’s Zac Whittenburg

2 years
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Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: A play featuring a puppet horse… a film about soldiers during wartime… free art, plus the weekend plans of the No Small Productions principal Kristen Kaza

2 years
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Top Five Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: A toe-tapping troupe brings some holiday cheer… the rocker Graham Parker takes the stage… free art, plus the weekend plans of the Apartment Therapy executive editor, Janel Laban

2 years
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Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: The Grinch steals Christmas, again… The Book of Mormon arrives in Chicago… free contemporary classical, plus the weekend plans of the Talk of the Town illustrator, Tom Bachtell

2 years
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The Top 5 Things to Do This Week

On your agenda: Patrick Watson fills Lincoln Hall with his seductive falsetto… Gustavo Dudamel returns to symphony center… free Britten and Brahms, plus the weekend plans of the Wait, Wait!…Don’t Tell Me! producer Eva Wolchover

2 years
ago

Your Top 5 Plans This Week

On your agenda: Second City takes a stab at holiday humor… the Marx Brothers wreak havoc… free music, plus the weekend plans of the composer Marcos Balter