Chicago’s beat scene has to do without the attention the city’s rappers get, but it’s a vital incubator for adventurous, ambitious instrumental hip-hop.
Your guide to visual arts in the city this weekend
A Templeton Rye documentary, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats, a survivalist’s supper, and more.
Soul DJ and label owner John Ciba hosts a pre-Thanksgiving soul night Wednesday at the Darkroom with Milwaukee’s Harvey Scales.
White Fence, Fucked Up, Hex Machine, Devin Townsend Project and other notable shows
A Blackbird dinner, an Italian Easter feast, an Earth Day party, and more.
The Bicycle Film Festival Chicago hosts screenings Friday 2/25 and Saturday 2/26, with parties at Beauty Bar, the Viaduct and Darkroom starting Thursday 2/24.
Noon | Claudia Cassidy Theater Pansori Brecht Though playwright Bertolt Brecht captured his place and time (Europe between the world wars) with incisive, biting detail, his works are nearly as adaptable as Shakespeare’s and have been transposed into other contexts with great success. Pansori is a Korean musical and theatrical tradition that relies to a […]
And everybody’s celebrating.
After two years of delays, Chicago native Rita J releases “Artist Workshop,” and it’s worth the wait.
10/18 — “Proven” screens at Chicago Filmmakers, followed by an after party at the Darkroom
Hip-hop kid Mayer Hawthorne re-creates the sound of Motown but forgets the soul.
Local writer Dave Reidy celebrates the release of his debut story collection, Captive Audience, with a party on Saturday, June 27, from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Darkroom, 2210 W. Chicago, 773-276-1411. 21+.
Producer and DJ Steinski–of “Lessons” fame–spins at Darkroom tonight (2/26).
London downtempo artists the Herbaliser return to Chicago with a new but less interesting sound.