Let’s Phosphoresce by Intellection #1, a painting by Roberto Matta, part of Constellations, running through Oct 18 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, 312-280-2660.
Painting by Bruce Noel Mortenson, part of the exhibition “Playgrounds: Works by Bruce Noel Mortenson,” opening Fri 8/7 at Eyeporium Gallery, Eye Want Eye Wear, 1543 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622; opening reception Fri 8/7, 7-10 pm.
Frozen yogurt chain Red Mango celebrates the opening of its first branch in the city of Chicago (there’s already one in Evanston) this Saturday from 4 to 7 PM by giving away a free small yogurt with one topping to each customer to stop by the new Lakeview store (2806 N. Clark).
Blue, a painting by John Airo, part of the monthly Atomic Sketch event last Thursday at Evil Olive (1551 W. Division). Airo’s work will be on display until the next event, Thu 8/27 at 6 PM.
Rick Bayless at the Interview Show, Veggie Fest, a bourbon dinner, and more.
Theatre Building Chicago spokesperson Jeff DeLong said today that board president Craig Wilson has offered to step down if departing artistic director John Sparks will agree to stay on. Sparks announced his departure in protest after the board dumped longtime executive director Joan Mazzonelli. The board’s action has led to a storm of comment (at […]
Noted gay activist Cleve Jones—a close associate of Harvey Milk’s and founder of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt—will be in Chicago Saturday, August 29, to promote the upcoming National Equality March for LGBT rights taking place the weekend of October 10 in Washington, D.C.
Since it’s rude-transit-asshole day, I’m flagging Tamale Chica’s needed complaint about CTA leg-spreaders (via Windy Citizen). Honestly, people. But I do want to correct one assertion. I am sure that if we were to get up, and another guy sat down in our place, Mr. Leg Spreader would suddenly figure out a way to keep […]
Good news on the Trib bankruptcy front: the US bankruptcy trustee and three unions involved aren’t going to roll over for corporate’s blatantly offensive plan to reward themselves for actually doing the job that reasonable people who care about their colleagues expect of themselves as employees: “At a time when media companies are suffering incomparable […]
Chicago designer (and Michelle Obama favorite) Maria Pinto will speak at a networking lunch sponsored by the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago on September 9. The title of her talk: “Chicago Fashion—Is It the New Center of the Globe?”
Most of us would agree that it’s great news—that it’s about-freaking-time news—when the city announces it’s forged a deal to bring a supermarket to a longtime food desert in Roseland. Many of us might also wonder if it should have taken less than ten years and cost less than $3 million in taxpayer money.
At this point, whenever I hear that a company is relocating its operations to the city, my first question is: how much are we paying them? Looks like another $25 million this time. At least it’s a better deal than MillerCoors: 2,800 relocated jobs for $25m ($9k per job) vs 325 relocated jobs for $6m […]
Check out the, smart, hot debate triggered by Deanna Isaacs’s Reader column about Theatre Building Chicago, whose board fired longtime exec Joan Mazzonelli to go off in a new direction.
You might have noticed that in the Reader‘s recent Web makeover the convenient single-page online version of Early Warnings disappeared. (I know you noticed, actually; ’cause we got your angry letters and e-mails.) And while our new, more robustly featured music listings page sort of made up for it, many people—myself included—missed the old, easier-to-browse […]
Well, gosh, no sooner does Fahrenheit/Spiaggia vet Pete Balodimas settle in at Evanston’s Quince, “executing an ambitious menu” and “unexpected juxtapositions,” as Kate recently put it, then he’s up and gone. The restaurant recently confirmed what Balodimas has been hinting at on Facebook since the beginning of July.