Today is the final day of the Chicago Vintage Fall Fest (19th and Blue Island), an outdoor gathering of vendors, music, and more, happening from noon-8 PM. Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery will be selling food, and the day is stacked with DJs: DJ AuntieSocial from noon-2 PM; Angelfuk from 2-4 PM; Light of Your Vida […]
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
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Staff from 22 Chicago music venues talk about how far they still are from normal—and what it’ll take to keep them around till we all get there.
Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna (Yunalis Zara’ai) has a striking stage presence: a fashion icon as well as a pop and R&B sensation, she has a personal style she describes as inspired by Audrey Hepburn and 90s Gwen Stefani. Aspects of her music bring both those icons to mind, and she also sounds a bit like Sade […]
Los Lobos have spent their nearly half-century career staying one step ahead of anyone’s expectations. Formed in 1973, the group spent their early days playing Top 40 hits and ranchera on the East LA party circuit, but by the end of the decade they’d retooled their sound for the local punk scene. In 1987, they […]
Local producers Tensei create an electronic canvas of astral soul, Chicago house producer Derrick “Sleezy D” Harris passes away, and more.
Black Harvest Film Festival and more goings on 8/6-8/9
Marvin Tate at Hungry Brain and more goings on 7/6-7/8
Burnham’s Dream: The White City and more goings-on 6/18-6/21.
Comedian Tom Papa and more goings-on March 9-11
The Lincoln Lodge’s Christmas Feztacular and more goings-on about town the week of 12/18-12/21
Also, Michigan Avenue Black Friday protests smaller than in recent years.
Current musical obsessions of Vaskula’s John Becker, Plague Bringer’s Greg Ratajczak, and the Reader’s Philip Montoro
Catch The King and I before it closes, satirize politics with the comedy group Capitol Steps, and more to do this weekend.