Posted inCity Life

Streaming plays, Sonic Celluloid, and Deep House Yoga

Here’s some upcoming events and activities we think you might enjoy. FRI 2/18  Late last year, Prop Thtr unveiled a new vision and series of initiatives geared toward continuing their support of new work, while also doing more to engage diverse communities. One of those initiatives, the Playwrights Workshop Showcase (designed to help writers learn […]

Posted inCity Life

Come winter, come market

The cold outside might make you think that farmers’ market season is over, but there are plenty of ways to purchase locally grown and regionally-created food year round. Here are a few upcoming possibilities.  Plant Chicago in Back of the Yards offers year-round indoor markets, usually scheduled biweekly, with a limited number of vendors inside […]

Posted inLit Feature

Let’s get lit

Here are some book-related, word-inspired, and otherwise literary Chicago events to help kick off 2022. Each event is open to the public, but registration or tickets might be required (and you’ll want to support the writers by buying their books!).  Wed 1/19, 6:30 PM: City Lit Books co-presents its regular Poetry Salon in an online […]

Posted inMusic

Lydia Loveless hits new highs on a recent pair of digital singles

Update as of 12/31/21: Both of Lydia Loveless’s concerts at FitzGerald’s have been postponed in deference to the COVID-19 surge. New dates have not yet been announced. In August, Lydia Loveless released two songs digitally that deserve a proper vinyl seven-inch treatment. For the B side, I’d pick “You’re Leaving Me,” a moody country torch song […]

Posted inArts & Culture

‘We would like to help’

We started with a bang. In January, a mob of supporters of the last presidential administration attacked the United States Capitol building in D.C., grabbing lecterns, posting selfies, and leaving a trail of confusion and “released on own recognizance” privilege in their wake. And it’s possible 2021 will end with a whimper. The new Omicron […]