Summer in the City
  • Courtesy of Russell Bowman Art Advisory
  • Summer in the City

Looking for something to do today? Agenda‘s got you covered:

Vivian Maier may be the premier Chicago street photographer of the second half of the 20th century, and we barely know who she is. An exhibition of Maier’s work, titled “Summer in the City,” is currently on display at the Russell Bowman Art Advisory.

Amateur LGBTQ singers go head-to-head for the Windy City Gay Idol title (and a $5,000 prize package) at the Mayne Stage. No need to worry about Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey getting into a scratch fight.

“Pop auteur and producer Chris Stamey doesn’t make records often—his reunion with the dB’s on 2012’s Falling Off the Sky (Bar/None) and February’s solo album Lovesick Blues (Yep Roc), his first in eight years, pretty much qualify as a bumper crop of new music from him,” writes Peter Margasak in Soundboard. Catch Stamey’s set tonight at SPACE tonight.

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