The UniverSoul Circus returned to Washington Park this year after a break during the initial COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, to the delight of families looking for a fun excursion. The organization features many BIPOC performers and offers clowns, motorcyclists, dance troupes, contortionists, aerial ballerinas, and plenty of interactive moments with the audience members so […]
Another few days of summer weather for the next week will surely bring Chicagoans out and about! Be safe, have fun, and consider one of these options as you make your plans. Fri 9/10 (open run): Theater Wit had a huge hit in 2015 with Anne Washburn’s apocalyptic black comedy, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, […]
James Allen is serving three life sentences for murder. No one ever said he killed anyone.
But Protect Our Parks says more legal challenges are coming for the Jackson Park plan.
With short sets from small groups in unexpected spots, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival creates a communal experience that’s pandemic safe.
UTB mastermind Andre Gibson used years of free sessions with Columbia College audio engineering students to develop his far-reaching hybrid style.
Community organizers connect politics with plant care.
A Pritzker-backed machine operator, a rogue three-time candidate, a U of C darling, and lots of idealistic novices compete in a ward known for corruption.
The new theater in Washington Park is the first performing arts center to open on the south side in 40 years.
The court clerk lost the records of James Allen, who’s fighting to overturn convictions that put him in prison 30 years ago. His case is not unique.
An emotionally symposium at the University of Chicago this week brought out many opinions but few solutions.
Theaster Gates’s Washington Park restaurant may be setting the stage for a soul-food comeback.
Also, Chris Kennedy continues bold attack on Emanuel by mentioning Joe Berrios.
Chanté Moore at the Promontory, the Chicago Park District’s Summer Dance-Off, and more happenings from July 10-13
UIC grad student Hunter Chase competes in the first “open” competition for carillonneurs ever held in the United States.