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What Happened in Chicago Culture This Week

Patti Smith is coming to town, bopping gets the documentary treatment, and why you should see The King and I

Redmoon theater’s annual Halloween bash Boneshaker kicks off tonight.   Photo: Al Zayed/Redmoon

St. Patti’s

Rock icon Patti Smith talks to the Reader about British detective shows, the creative process, and her favorite Chicago haunts on the heels of her Chicago Humanities Festival appearance.

Good Views

The Goodman New Stages Festival started on Wednesday. Here’s what to see.

Bop Til You Drop

The Fader interviews bopping upstarts Sicko Mobb in this documentary short.

Spooky Time

Don’t know what to do for Halloween? Consider one of these 10 bashes.

Under the Umbrella

One-time Chicago band OK-Go has a new, visually trippy music video 

Review Revue 

Consider making a trip to the suburbs to check out Marriott Theatre’s invigorating production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic The King and I this weekend. 

Chicago Tribune: “This is a strikingly connected show, with real chemistry between both the lead characters and those whose lives are inexorably altered by what transpires between them.”

Chicago Sun-Times: “It is especially thrilling to be shaken to the core by a production of ‘The King and I’ like the one that opened Wednesday at the Marriott Theatre—a production that remains absolutely faithful to the original, but somehow, magically, feels so fresh and so modern that it might have been created yesterday." 

Newcity: “Director Nick Bowling draws fresh nuances from his cast; I was constantly hearing line readings coated in new layers of meaning.”

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