In general, touring performances of dance companies strive to show the range of the company’s work. And the performance by American Ballet Theatre at the Auditorium Theatre Friday, April 14, fit that bill. With a quartet of works that showed the company’s technical expertise, it included a range of choreographic voices and seemed designed to […]
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Deeply Rooted, Malapert Love, and more
The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) offers a full slate of conversations and programming exploring art and culture today at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). Highlights include a (sold out) conversation with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch at 1 PM; a 35mm screening of Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent The Kid accompanied by a live performance from […]
Gardens, free stuff, dancing, and laughs
Get some fresh air today by joining a free garden tour at the Lincoln Park Zoo (2001 N. Clark). Every second Saturday, a staff horticulturist leads groups through the zoo’s gardens, identifying what’s in bloom, noting fauna attractive to pollinators and animals, and answering questions about our natural environment. Summer tours are focused on prairie […]
‘The way these people talk about themselves, you would think they were actually countries, not just actors’
Fran Lebowitz is coming to Chicago, which she considers to be one of two “real” American cities—the other, of course, is New York City, where she has lived since 1970 (a transplanted Jersey girl). She will be onstage April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Auditorium Theatre, where she will be engaged in conversation with […]
From radical literature to ‘schlock and awe’
Drag performances, classical Spanish dance, a radical book fair, b-movies, a ghostly tour of downtown, and some great cooperative community fairs and events are all on the agenda this week. Fri 10/15: If you’ve ever wanted to attend a gayer Met Gala, check out RUFFLES: Berlin Night Club’s “safe space for queer artists to showcase […]
Chicago Dance History Project’s Interview Marathon talks up a storm
Local and international luminaries provide a “microcosm” of CDHP’s archival mission.
Summer camp is back—online and in person
Storytelling, circus arts, and social justice all find a place in youth training programs.
Trinity Irish Dance Company plays at the intersection of American Traffic
A new work at the Auditorium combines Irish and African American dance traditions.
A trip back in time to the World’s Columbian Exposition
Travel tips for Chicago from 1893 (yes, you should tip your servers).
See the Bronzeville church that is the real birthplace of gospel
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, one of more than 350 Open House Chicago sites this weekend, is significant musically and architecturally.
Roosevelt’s revolving door
In: a new Auditorium Theatre CEO; out: 16 board members, an associate dean, and the Joffrey Ballet
The Pygmalion Effect takes the classic makeover myth to the ballroom
Eifman Ballet views the transformation through the lens of dance.
The ABT arrives at the Auditorium Theatre with the surreal Whipped Cream
Mark Ryden’s set and costumes engage with childhood fears while delivering a steady stream of whimsy.
Alvin Ailey returns to Chicago for its annual visit to the Auditorium Theatre
The company’s choreography has always been eclectic, says artistic director Robert Battle.
The Auditorium Theatre’s ‘Made in Chicago’ series highlights some of the city’s best dance companies—and Glenn Kotche of Wilco
Ate9, Visceral, and Deeply Rooted all perform on Friday night.