This week’s talks, tastings, and events.
Tag: Vol. 38 No. 13
Issue of Dec. 18 – 24, 2008
Barenboim tix $10 tonight
Cheap Daniel Barenboim tickets are available from the Harris Theater box office just before tonight’s show.
They’re lovin’ it
The Chicago Film Critics Association has spoken.
Is It Funny Yet?
The Second City enters the Obama era.
New Year’s Eve 2008 Music
The Reader’s guide to Linsey Alexander Blues Band with Patricia Scott a 9 PM, Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark, 312-661-0100, bluechicago.com, $10. Band Called Catch, Broken Belts, Ben Joyce, Adam Thompson a 9 PM, Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park, 773-871-6239, silvieslounge.com, $60, $45 in advance. Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Vance Kelly a […]
Adobo Grill The four-course prix fixe menu features a choice of items such as guacamole prepared tableside, chicken breast with serrano ham, empanadas de barbacoa, and several desserts, plus unlimited margaritas, beer, and wine and a tequila toast at midnight. Live mariachi music; seatings at 9, 9:30, and 10 PM. Reservations required. a1610 N. Wells, […]
Parties & Special Events
Black Ensemble Theater A performance of “the best of the best” of Black Ensemble Theater follows a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception. After the show there’s an open mike and dancing. a8 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon, 773-769-5541, $100. Celtic Crown: “Celtic Countdown to 2009” This party features an open bar till midnight, […]
What’s Next for Local News? Re “Chicago Needs a New News Model” by Michael Miner, December 11 “Politicians, bureaucrats, academics, intellectuals, activists, nongovernmental organizations—all require a zone where decisions are reported and ideas exchanged.” This seems to be the real crux of this idea as a new model. For that zone to be a successful […]
Did he compromise his own investigation to sound the alarm on Blago? Or did the Tribune do it for him?
Q OK, I need a kick in the face or something. My boyfriend of two years and I broke up a little more than a week ago. He cheated. But there’s a bit more to the story: He was a raging alcoholic, and I’ve broken up with him a few times. One of those times—when […]
Permission to Speak Freely
Locked doors and a lawsuit over First Amendment rights at Northeastern Illinois University
Out the Window
Republic Windows and Doors will make good on what it owes workers. Now what about our $10.4 million?
Omnivorous: The Bread and Water Business
Arkady Kats built homes on the North Shore for 15 years. Then he built a Georgian oven.
Sharp Darts: Neoprimitive Pop
Golden Birthday builds its sound around the cozy murk of overdriven cassette tapes.