It’s Labor Day Weekend (unless you’re OG and already celebrated workers on May Day—not that you can’t honor working people every day). For the traditional end-of-summer celebration, we’ve got walking tours, markets, music, exhibits, and more.
Deeper stream from the Cultural Center for the anniversary of Auto-Pain, YouTube channel the Fireside Tapes uploads late-90s sets from the storied venue, and more.
Chicago’s first and only cultural historian goes on emeritus status, but there’s plenty of work ahead of him.
How the census impacts arts funding
Arts and culture happenings from Fri 3/6 to Sun 3/8.
Danielle Beverly’s Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition tells intimate stories about our deep connection to music.
The works of Ganavya Doraiswamy and Rajna Swaminathan offer a highly personal take on Carnatic music (South Indian classical music) that seamlessly blends ideas from different time periods and genres. On Doraiswamy’s debut album, 2018’s Aikyam: Onnu (Yāttirai), the vocalist and composer suffuses jazz standards such as George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and Hoagy Carmichael’s “Skylark” with […]
The cover of Caterina Barbieri’s 2019 album Ecstatic Computation (Editions Mego) is composed of two eyes digitally layered over a photo of grayish fog. Its retrofuturistic aura is an apt representation of the Italian composer’s music and what she strives to accomplish through it. Drawing largely upon the works of German musicians such as Klaus […]
With a mast composed of paintings created by children all over the world, this ship is a vessel aimed toward a more peaceful future.
This year’s lineup details a sprawling cross section of the genre, including world-changing explorers the Art Ensemble of Chicago, trad band the Fat Babies, venerable guitarist George Freeman, and restless experimenter Rob Mazurek.
Curators have recreated the defunct company’s rehearsal space at the Chicago Cultural Center to explore 23 years of groundbreaking visual art and theater.
Marcus Mixx’s early records fetch hundreds of dollars apiece from a cult of collectors, but he just wants a space of his own to make his new tracks.
“In the Company of Black” is now on view at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The new Cultural Center exhibit shows how much design innovation came from black artists in Chicago.
Christian JaLon performs at the Jazz Festival this Thursday and celebrates her new EP next month at Subterranean.