Shirley Mordine, Linda Solotaire, and Anthony Adler’s new Evanston arts coalition won’t answer to the city. Maybe that’s why the city is listening.
NYCKELHARPA ORCHESTRA The nyckelharpa–a Swedish folk instrument with a 600-year history–is an unwieldy keyed fiddle related to the hurdy-gurdy. Played with a short bow, the standard version has up to […]
I will not be donating any organs–please spend the money that would have gone to those transplants on preventive care for the uninsured instead, OK? “An individual act of organ […]
A self-described pothead dropout, Ron De Jesus got into dance by hanging out with his girlfriend–a dance student–some 20 years ago at Northeastern Illinois University. Previously he’d partnered her in […]
A Rogers Park animal shelter braces for the annual influx of discarded Easter gifts.
There is a common scene on TV and in the movies where there has been a murder. The body has been removed, but its outline is preserved on the floor […]
The Difficult Hour Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company By Justin Hayford Swedish poet, novelist, and dramatist Par Lagerkvist arrived at just the right moment to despise naturalism. He was born in 1891, […]
Metalheads in Mourning Even as Chicago’s music scene has blossomed over the last decade, energized by everything from post-rock to alt-country to free jazz, heavy metal has been pushed further […]
Friday 4/13 – Thursday 4/19 APRIL By Cara Jepsen 13 FRIDAY According to the lore of the Ashanti peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, […]
Enter the Night, Will Act for Food, at Stage Left Theatre. This is one of the more obscure pieces by a playwright known for her avant-garde work. Maria Irene Fornes […]
Walking the Prairie Avenue Historic District is a bit like visiting a ruin. Your imagination is essential because only a few late-19th-century mansions still stand, remnants of a time when […]
The Designated Mourner, Lower Wacker Productions, at the Berger Park Cultural Center. Wallace Shawn has spent his career being astonished that the world isn’t nearly as nice or safe as […]
A top-notch program of short films and videos–some comical, some evocative, but all dealing with sexual desire and its consequences. Jieho Lee’s funny and macabre A Nursery Tale (1999) transplants […]
Princess Turandot, European Repertory Company, at the Theatre Building. Director Luda Lopatina’s contemporary rendition of an 18th-century Italian adaptation of an ancient Chinese fable seems an exercise in style. But […]
“Celebrating humanity” is the theme of Muntu Dance Theatre’s spring concerts, according to drummer and assistant artistic director Babu Atiba. And there is something joyous about the company; arriving for […]