“You bring people together and something will always happen. . . . The how is pretty easy, but the why is more important to me.”
In some ways, Dorian’s is just one more boutiquey bar and restaurant. But its record store and music bookings connect it to Wicker Park’s 1990s arts community.
Instrumental prog-fusion wizards Monobody celebrate a new split album, the Co-Prosperity Sphere hosts 32 DJs in 24 hours to benefit Lumpen Radio, and more.
A reunion of Sonia Hassan and Ron Trent’s beloved Africa Hi-Fi DJ night closes the Harper Court Summer Music Series on Wednesday.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, April 2
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
Some programs hit the mark, while others might fail to draw much of a crowd into the cozy space. But the best part is that doesn’t even seem to matter.
British DJ crew Sofrito serves up another killer comp of Caribbean, South American, and African grooves
Bridgeport’s Kaplan’s Liquors, aka Maria’s, is reopening as Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar this Friday.
What to expect from the Sonotheque space in its new life as a Beauty Bar
B-movies “Strangler of the Swamp” and “The Preview Murder Mystery,” championed by critic William K. Everson, screen Monday 9/14 at Sonotheque.
An evening of silent shorts from cinema’s first magician.
The Straight Dope’s Ed Zotti is reading from his new book on urban rehabbing, The Barn House.