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Breathless, CPL Foundation Awards, Fortune at the Hideout

Pioneering French-Swiss film director, writer, and critic Jean-Luc Godard passed away in September, and the Gene Siskel Film Center swiftly put together Au Revoir, Godard, a presentation of three Godard-directed favorites from his 60s work. Tonight’s feature, 1960’s À bout de souffle (which literally translates from French as “out of breath”) is more commonly known […]

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His name is Ray

“Entertainer, street philosopher, raconteur. I cruise the streets like a wandering knight seeking people to save from time and space, and perhaps life itself,” says Ray St. Ray, 70, accurately describing his iconic persona. “I’m in the business of creating the legend of ‘the Singing Cab Driver’ for people to cash in on with an […]

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A brisket and an Italian beef merge, music, and more

Monday Night Foodball at Kedzie Inn (4100 N. Kedzie) tonight highlights the skills of chef Jake Schneider as he provides a menu from Schneider Provisions, his pop-up “old-world delicatessen, with a modern purpose.” Schneider will be putting together hot sandwich favorites—turkey on rye, corned beef and mustard, and more—using bread from North Shore Kosher Bakery, […]

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Michelle Williams in Children of Eden, Sabaton, improv ghost hunters, and more

Before there was Wicked, there was Children of Eden, and before there was Beyoncé, there was Destiny’s Child. Michelle Williams, Bey’s former bandmate, stars in this concert presentation of Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz’s 1991 musical based on the book of Genesis. (Not his first foray into biblical musicals; he also wrote Godspell 20 years earlier.) […]

The Illinois Lottery’s Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure helps combat breast cancer in Illinois

The Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure (TFTC) is an Illinois Lottery specialty ticket where 100% of profits go towards breast cancer research, awareness, and education in Illinois. Launched in 2006, the ticket was renamed in 2011 in honor of former Illinois Lottery superintendent Carolyn Adams, who helped write the legislation for TFTC before losing […]

CircEsteem opens enrollment for their Social Circus Instructor Training program

When most employees speak of “juggling” tasks or “jumping through hoops” at their place of employment, they’re speaking metaphorically, but for future participants in CircEsteem’s Social Circus Instructor Training program, it’s literally part of the job. Founded in 2001, the Uptown-based non-profit organization uses circus arts as a tool to foster connection, creativity, and self-esteem. […]

Meet Anna DeShawn of E3 Radio and the Qube

E3 Radio is a proud member of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), a partnership of independent, local media entities. Today through October 17th, you can donate to our #WeAmplifyChicagoVoices campaign at Read on to learn more about our Anna DeShawn, the founder of CIMA partner E3 Radio and the Qube. Chicago native Anna […]

The 2022 Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards celebrate bold stories, bold voices, and our bold library

What happens when award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Top Chef Rick Bayless, and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas walk into a room? Join us on October 19, 6:00 pm CST to find out. The Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards are back! This year we’ve put the spotlight on storytelling and the powerful ways that stories can […]

On the right track: The High Speed Rail Alliance aims to make trains a more practical option for getting across Chicago and the nation

The High Speed Rail Alliance aims to make trains a more practical option for getting across Chicago and the nation In the second part of the Reader’s series spotlighting advocacy organizations working to make our region a better place to walk, bike, and ride buses and trains, we caught up with Rick Harnish, executive director […]

Blick Art Materials returns to Downtown Chicago

The national art supply retailer hosts the grand opening of its new Loop location on October 21 If you’ve been wondering about all the excitement at that impossible-to-miss building with the large glockenspiel clock at 16 W Randolph, it’s due to the arrival of its newest tenant, Blick Art Materials. On Friday, October 21, Blick […]