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Kimski at Kedzie, Family Holiday Community Musical, and Clickbait

Monday Night Foodball returns tonight with a special menu from chef Won Kim of Bridgeport’s Korean-Polish restaurant Kimski, who is back in town and in the kitchen after a well-deserved five-month sabbatical. Read Reader senior writer Mike Sula’s preview here and join in the delicious fun at Kedzie Inn (4100 N. Kedzie); walk-in orders start […]

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Calligraphy, puppets, and protest

Whether you’re a calligraphy explorer or a hand-lettering veteran, check out the Newberry (60 W. Walton) today. They’ll be joined by the Chicago Calligraphy Collective for a Calligraphy Fair. From 10 AM-noon, they’ll have a breadth of demonstrations and hands-on how to’s that cover everything from gothic lettering and creative caps to arabic calligraphy and […]

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Best new west-side arts space

To activist Glen Kehrein, it was appalling that Austin lacked a center for fine and performing arts to showcase the neighborhood’s homegrown talent. His dream was to convert the unused auditorium in the former Siena High School expansion—one of the city’s finest remaining examples of midcentury modern architecture—into a professionally equipped community arts center. Kehrein’s […]

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Long live Squeak

I met Squeak in Saba’s grandparent’s basement. The walls were plastered with magazine covers, the space stuffed with recording equipment and video games. A memory not easily forgotten—I’ve probably told this story a thousand times, in writing and in person. It was 2016, a year after the first time I interviewed Saba and a couple […]