From 3-8:30 PM, the Trans Chicago Empowerment Center (2753 W. Division) is hosting a Halloween edition of Pillars, its marketplace for trans BIPOC vendors. Along with tarot readings, poetry books, and handmade wares for sale, there will also be free gender-affirming nail services for trans individuals. Yecy, a local Latinx nail artist, will be providing […]
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Hot dogs, H.R. from Bad Brains, and Jeanie Doogan
Monday Night Foodball tonight brings chef and entrepreneur Bobby Morelli of the Hot Dog Box (formerly in Boxville on 51st, and now located in a permanent location in Portage Park) to the Kedzie Inn (4100 N. Kedzie). Expect some hearty sausage goodness like the Windy Buffalo Dog with Morelli’s house buffalo sauce and the Macdog […]
Healing Circle, Nitrate Kisses, disasters, and punk rock
Hopefully you’ve been following our recent comics journalism pieces on art and artists created by Reader contributor and former Chicagoan Coco Picard (her latest, an interview with artist and professor Nick Cave, was in our August 18 issue). If you’re intrigued by Picard’s comics style, check out her debut novel The Healing Circle, a magical […]
Rescuing the legacy of Dancin’ Man
On December 13, I took a long drive to Des Plaines to pick up relatives of my friend Perry Kanlan, a showbiz-adjacent eccentric known as Dancin’ Man. The time on the road gave me the chance to reflect on the circumstances of my relationship with him. I formally met Perry in 2011, when my friend […]
February already! Here are some local events and other activities that might be of interest as you continue your journey through this Chicago winter. FRI 2/4 After this week’s snow storm, you’re probably looking for some extra coziness, so hop on over to Andersonville for Hygge Fest, which lasts through Sunday. “Hygge”–a Danish word–is a […]
Holiday cheer, pop-ups, and more
Lots of end-of-year cheer to be had with these upcoming events! Whether it’s looking at lights, shopping for a good cause, or airing your grievances, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget about dance, theater, and magic show options that we’ve covered in previous PSAs! And as for light-peeping, here are a few options: Lincoln Park […]
A personal remembrance of DJ Kwest_On
The Promontory’s favorite DJ died last spring, but his soulful music can still bring life.
Jennifer Kim’s pojangmacha and more food and drink to look forward to in the fall
Everything is terrible, but we’re not starving. Yet.
Chicago’s September jazz festivals cope with COVID
The city is replacing the Chicago Jazz Festival with a slimmed-down online event, while the smaller, nimbler Hyde Park Jazz Festival plans to try pop-up in-person shows.
Lightfoot hijacks Lollapalooza
Did Chicago musicians booked for Lollapalooza know their sets might look like an endorsement of Mayor Lightfoot?
Chicago rapper and singer Sun Blvd celebrates the first anniversary of the lively album Link in Bio
Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, this show has been postponed until a date to be determined in the future. Tickets already purchased will be honored at that time. Emerging Chicago rapper-singer Sun Blvd, aka Sunny, approaches genre with a fluidity that should serve her well in the long run. On her 2019 […]
Forest Management drops an ambient record made from Debussy vinyl
Forest Management drops an ambient record made from Debussy vinyl, the Chosen Few celebrate the legacy of Sauer’s with a Thanksgiving house and disco party, and more.
Baltimore rapper TT the Artist helps femmes celebrate themselves
Baltimore rapper TT the Artist brings her high-energy set to the Black queer space of Renaissance One on Thursday.
Johari Noelle packs years of soul into her first five songs
Chicago native Johari Noelle has shaped her polished debut EP with years of choir and theater, half a season on reality TV, and nearly 18 months in the studio.
Why won’t City Hall fight for Chicago’s homegrown music scene?
The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but City Hall doesn’t protect Chicago’s homegrown music scene.