All the highlights of another busy cultural season
Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet September 21 Matthew Lux is the Kevin Bacon of Chicago music, connected to just about every important living player in the city. He’s been a […]
Chicago Architecture Biennial Aside from the main exhibition taking place at the Cultural Center, this year’s biennial boasts a number of smaller satellite shows, including new “anchor sites” in various […]
Battle of the Sexes The 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King was a carnival—the equal rights movement as prime-time game show, broadcast on ABC to an […]
The Hunting Accident by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair The Hunting Accident is the story of how Charlie Rizzo uncovered the story of his father Matt’s friendship with his […]
The Toad Knew News items always ID James Thierrée as “Chaplin’s grandson,” but he deserves something more like “physical theater genius” or “cunning surrealist.” Back at Chicago Shakespeare after a […]
Prairie School Late September A collaboration between Heisler Hospitality and Jim Meehan, founder of New York’s PDT bar, Prairie School is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright—both the design of the […]
Shen Wei, Reggie Wilson’s Citizen, Faye Driscoll’s Thank You for Coming, and more
Nathan for You Nathan Fielder saves struggling businesses by taking the longest possible route for the shortest possible gain. In one instance, he enticed customers to fill up at a […]
Nick Offerman: Full Bush Tour On the TV show Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson was known for his love of red meat, his carpentry, and his bushy […]
The Chicago police officer and citizen activist was years ahead of her time.
The onetime artistic director of the defunct theater has a new nonprofit, the Cabinet of Curiosity Events.
German dancer-choreographer Nejla Yatkin and the new South Chicago Dance Theatre put Jackson Park’s Garden of the Phoenix at the center of an immersive work.
A dual-sided look at health care and an electrifying study of heroism are among this week’s best bets.
The U. of C. professor and Twitter star’s genre-defying debut book is the first part of a long-term creative project.