It’s romantic to imagine a DJ dropping a track so profound it can save your life, but what about a DJ who can open up possibilities away from the dance floor? Jeremy Alvarez, founder of a dark electronic DJ night called Research & Development, is known as much for his skill at connecting disparate people […]
Party photo crew GlitterGuts take to Patreon to survive the nightlife drought, Hali Palombo creates otherworldly collages from antique audio cylinders, and more.
A Valentine’s Day bar guide based on relationship status
In some ways, Dorian’s is just one more boutiquey bar and restaurant. But its record store and music bookings connect it to Wicker Park’s 1990s arts community.
But the organizers promise they’ll #keepmondaysweird.
Salonathon & On & On & On was as much about the community as about the performances.
The long-running live performance series isn’t dying, it’s evolving.
Beauty Bar 1444 W. Chicago 312-226-8828 thebeautybar.com/home-chicago @BeautyBarChi Runner-Up Berlin
Angela Davis Fegan creates inclusion through her letterpress-printed posters and interactive graffiti events.
Guitarists Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay whip up some sorely needed holiday cheer, Timbuck2Forever returns to Metro to honor the fallen Chicago DJ, and more.
Bizarre Bazaar, Deathscribe 2016, and more happenings from December 5-8
Cook County amends its amusement-tax code to clarify that its officials aren’t in the business of defining “fine art”—but several small venues are still stuck in administrative hearings arguing about exactly that.
A ghoulish brunch, a costume parade, and more spooky things to do
The county’s chief financial officer says he disagrees with a hearing officer’s interpretation that only musical genres considered “fine art” are exempt from an amusement tax.
Cook County’s effort to bilk small music venues is like a plotline from Footloose.