Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships.
The Maypole Folk Festival builds a big tent, the Goldstars lead a crowded tribute to R&B icon Andre Williams, and more.
A snug Ravenswood mom-and-pop with postcolonial synergy.
Sarah Nardi’s 2013 profile of the chef Brandon Baltzley is both sympathetic and sharp.
Isaac Oliver, Cash Levy, and more happenings from June 27-30
Blues great Otis Rush been sidelined by a stroke, but more than 25 musicians will pay tribute to him at this year’s festival.
Detholz! and friends throw a Groundhog Day party in memory of bassist Ben Miranda, Caribbean dance night Feel the Rhythm makes its overdue return, and more.
The mural dedicated to the late Chicago DJ lasted 415 days in Logan Square.
The New Yorker stops by this weekend in support of a strong new album.
The Refinery could use some refining.
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?
Noah Baumbach’s entertaining new comedy pays tribute to 60s French New Wave films, but to what end?
Brandon Baltzley’s new Crux collective hosts a second pop-up dinner, this one with a late-Roman theme, at Evanston’s Pensiero Ristorante on Monday.
This week in Food & Drink: Key Ingredient abalone, robata restaurant and lounge Roka Akor, Tribute and other South Loop restaurants.
Tribute: a handsome addition to the South Loop comes out misfiring