Cher, Chicago Winter Ale Fest, doomy cold wave, and more ways to stay busy this month
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time, opening January 26 at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art, features more than 250 artworks and artifacts from medieval Africa, many of which have never been seen in the United States. We asked curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock for the lowdown on a show that took eight years to assemble. … Read more
Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Ling Ma, a Cubs Convention, and more ways to stay busy this month
Thom Yorke, Cendrillon, Danc(e)volve, and more picks selected by our culture critics
Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture, which opens October 27 at the Chicago Design Museum, unpacks the city’s role in developing two-wheeled transportation. Here are some highlights.
Yvette Mayorga’s bittersweet sculptures ingeniously tackle immigration politics.
Don’t sleep on Navy Pier’s behemoth art fair.
Yasuhiro Ishimoto documented the everyday rhythms of the city in striking black and white photographs.
This month’s best art, music, theater, dance, festivals, and more, as picked by Chicago‘s critics.
Plan a road trip in August to catch one — or all — of these cultural happenings.