Hip Hop Live + Reel rolls into the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.; 312-397-4010) Friday the 25th with a full weekend lineup of performance and films. Friday highlights include Reggie Watts, whose show-stopping mash-up of political satire, improv, dance, and beatboxing has earned him comedy’s Andy Kaufman Award. Also on the bill: Local theatre company Teatro Luna reprises Machos, featuring an all-female cast in drag; plus, local beatboxer Yuri Lane and screenings including Dave Chappelle’s Block Party…
Bartenders: Turn off the lights and hide the alcohol. Schadenfreude is on the loose. The outlandish (and hilarious) local comedy troupe launches its Rent Party, a six-week tour of neighborhood watering holes, 9 p.m. Saturday the 19th at Gallery Cabaret (2020 N. Oakley Ave.; 773-576-6070). Guests include the musical duo Mike and Duane, and local improv vet/Chicago Public Radio host Jimmy Carrane. Tour dates run through…
Who’s Piloting These Airwaves Anyway?
New TV episodes finally returned this week—and yet we’re still hankering for so much as an ounce of creativity on camera. The Neo-Futurists to the rescue; the performance troupe puts its own spin on TV pilots with the debut of its six-week Picked Up series, 8 p.m. Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th. Each week the troupe will tackle a different pilot idea; we’re looking forward to “Office Prison Break,” April 24th through 26th, a mash-up inspired by…
April is Earth month, which means the onslaught of green talk has just begun. But don’t turn a deaf ear yet; amid the lip service and Al Gore sightings comes a truly inventive show examining society’s wastefulness. Dance troupe The Seldoms performs Monument, inspired by Staten Island’s Fresh Kills landfill—a site taller than the Statue of Liberty and visible from space. This inauspicious human “monument” served as…