Mark Lanegan has made an album to satisfy the yuletide yearnings of those who find holly and hellfire equally enchanting. Even before his old band Screaming Trees hung it up in 2000, the singer-songwriter had begun his career as a serial collaborator—highlights over the past 20 years include his work with Queens of the Stone […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by the Empty Bottle using a photo illustration by John Sturdy.
Chicago singer-songwriter Ian Iversen does his part to redeem Christmas music with the cheeky retro new wave of “Santa.”
From digital events to socially distanced pop-ups, things in 2020 can still be merry and bright.
Reader staffers on what holidays look like in 2020.
Volunteer opportunities across the Chicago area this Christmas season
“The True Meaning of Xmas” explores the reason for the season.
The assistant postmaster of Chicago—and his helpers—connected thousands of children in need with charities.
The balikbayan tradition involves sending clothes, chocolate, toys, and even cleaning supplies.
The show moves from holiday hijinks to deep sadness with plenty of sweetness throughout.
Otherworld Theatre presents a cozy, nourishing holiday story.
It makes no sense, it has terrible accents, and it lasts forever even though it’s only supposed to be an hour and a half. So why do we love it so much?
Hell in a Handbag delivers another naughty holiday parody.
The hip-hop holiday extravaganza returns.
The enchanting Christmas pantomime is masterfully crafted for play and wonder.