Rhino in Winter

Offered as an adjunct to the annual summer Rhinoceros Theater Festival, this six-week showcase of fringe entertainment features mostly new work by the Curious Theatre Branch, Theater for the Age of Gold, and other ensembles and individuals. The fest runs February 1 through March 15 at the Lunar Cabaret, 2827 N. Lincoln; the phone number for reservations and information is 773-327-6666. Tickets are $10 per show or “pay what you can” for all theater events, and $5 (“no debate”) for music events.

The Reader lists festival offerings on a week-by-week basis (audiences are advised to call the festival for late updates); following is the schedule for February 1 through 5.


The festival starts with an opening-night party featuring music by the “klezmer iconoclasts” Schloinke! The band heralds the release of its new CD with this performance. 8 PM.


“Do I Contradict Myself? Very Well, I Contradict Myself”

Monologuist Beau O’Reilly and poet John Starrs perform the poetry of Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman as part of the festival’s “Thursday Beat Night.” 8 PM.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): “Do I Contradict Myself? Very Well, I Contradict Myself” photo by Christopher Dimock.