Looking for something fun to do around town this weekend and beyond? Read on, and stay safe! FRI 5/6 At 7 PM tonight, the Block Museum (40 Arts Circle, on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus) hosts Looking at Listening, an evening of audiovisual experiments by and about women in film and sound. The program includes four […]
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A celebration of Black filmmakers at Block Cinema
[The program] engages what it means to be a Black body . . . in ways both nimbly tactile and equivocally abstruse as only art can be, specifically vis-à-vis experimental film and video.
Pumpkin destruction, hot clowns, and hardcore
Looking for a little break from the spooky season? While it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid the ghouls and goblins over the next seven days, here’s some events and activities that promise a limited amount of monsters. As always, beware of the emotional vampires – some of them show up year-round! FRI 10/29 If you’re […]
The mix master
Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu curates one of the MCA’s largest shows ever filled with local treasures.
Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby create bittersweet experimental videos exploring life’s big questions
“Amazements,” a screening of recent and older works, screens at the Block Museum of Art.
Zia Anger relies on herself with My First Film
In what is actually the director’s second film, she delivers an interactive, self-reflective performance.
John Cage’s treasures are hiding in plain sight
The largest single archive devoted to influential experimental composer John Cage lives in a library at Northwestern—and it goes a lot deeper than its famous Beatles lyric sheets.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
Comedian Tom Papa and more goings-on March 9-11
Ten best bets for fall visual arts
Chicago Architecture Biennial Aside from the main exhibition taking place at the Cultural Center, this year’s biennial boasts a number of smaller satellite shows, including new “anchor sites” in various neighborhoods; “Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute,” an installation devoted to the museum’s collection; and many related productions at smaller galleries. Read […]
Block Museum kicks off a season of urgent art with Kader Attia’s ‘Reflecting Memory’
The French-Algerian artist explores loss through repair.
Karl Wirsum, a film about one of the founding members of the Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists, has been restored
The short by Suzanne Simpson offers a rare glimpse into the artist’s early creative process.
Tseng Kwong Chi, downtown New York’s photographic ambassador
The Block Museum hosts a retrospective of one of the most overlooked artists of a vibrant era.
Ten best bets for fall movies
Oliver Stone tells the Snowden story, Nate Parker tells the Nat Turner story, and Ewan McGregor tries to tell Philip Roth’s story, plus other highlights.
Get crocked at the Reader’s Winter Mix-Off, a documentary about supper clubs, and more things to do this week
Poetry‘s Wintertime Party, a Charlotte Moorman exhibit, and other weekend happenings in Chicago from January 25-28.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 10/2: HoZac Books, Julius Caesar, and Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, October 2