Fall is typically Chicago culture's golden season, but this one gleams platinum. We're welcoming a Broadway-bound musical, an art blockbuster, first-class concerts, and the final installment of a razor-sharp literary trilogy—plus new plays, dances, movies, and more, from a crop of turbocharged Chicagoans. Read more
If you’re getting anxious for Lollapalooza next weekend, you can get your music fix Saturday and Sunday at the Wicker Park Fest, which takes over Milwaukee Avenue (from North Avenue to Wood Street) and features a lineup of more than 40 acts on three stages. Many of the bands are from Chicago, and admission is a mere $5 suggested donation (beat that, Lolla). Here are seven songs to sample before hitting the fest... Read more