Free admission to the Adler Planetarium, “Saturday Night Live: the Experience,” and more goings-on November 13-16
Also, Rauner is facing a primary challenge from the right.
Ana Custodio ponders whether less is really more.
Employees of the comedy theater say they deserve a seat at the bargaining table with management.
Printers Guild Publishers Fair, sci-fi theater at the Paragon Festival, and more goings-on November 10-12
Violinist Sam Bardfeld creates a unified sound from a diversity of sources, including jazz, rock, New Orleans music, and chamber music.
Sam Pluta’s Chain Reactions/Five Events appears on his new second album, Broken Symmetries, whose release he celebrates at Sunday’s concert.
Also, the City Council approved a $95 million police training academy despite a plea from Chance the Rapper.
Comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov tell the New York Times Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them after performing at a festival.
A campaign is underway to get the Chicago writer hired to be the new storyteller behind Invincible Iron Man‘s Riri Williams.
Few Chicago jazz musicians operate with the erudition and rigor of saxophonist Geof Bradfield, a scholar of the music’s history, a thoughtful composer, and an artist who never reverts to autopilot. When he was approached about making a live release by British Columbia-based jazz label Cellar Live, he didn’t merely trot out an assortment of […]
It’s no longer particularly remarkable when a rock band continues to soldier on more than four decades after it started, but it’s another matter when a group continues to produce strong new music rather than exploit nostalgia. David Thomas is the only member left from the original lineup of Pere Ubu, but despite the stunning […]
Chicago would have been a much more mundane place over the last two decades without the tireless efforts of musician, artist, promoter, historian (and Reader contributor) Plastic Crimewave, aka Steve Krakow. Sometimes his music can seem overshadowed by his work organizing and promoting shows of great psychedelic trip-meisters from all over the world, but a […]
Chicago Fringe Opera is presenting the local premiere of this compact 75-minute transgender coming-of-age story, which has had an unusual number of productions since its first appearance in 2014. That might be due to its economical structure—it requires only two singers and a string quartet—but also, no doubt, owes to its topical subject. As One […]
Elements of vintage soul have long been part of Nashville veteran Jim Lauderdale’s portfolio, dating back to his stunning 1994 album Pretty Close to the Truth (Atlantic)—a knockout hybrid of American music that’s also distinguished by the melodic sensibility that’s made him one of the most successful songwriters in modern country history. They appear once […]