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This week features an outdoor group exhibition of posters curated by Someoddpilot and Public Works.
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Post-everything fusion band Je’raf celebrate their debut album, Nicky Flowers resuscitates a Morrissey-tweaking all-synth Smiths cover project, and more.
Saxophonist Hunter Diamond debuts four free shows’ worth of new material at the Whistler, Matthew Rachman Gallery opens a new exhibit of Wesley Willis’s artwork, and more.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah’s Nocturna party turns 30 this weekend, the new What’s for Brek-Fest takes over the Wicker Park Emporium, and more.
Indie Boots Theater Festival, Bit Bash Takeover, and more happenings from May 8-11
Dmitry Samarov’s exhibit “In Taverns,” Hidden Figures Revealed, Drunk [Redacted] Talks, and more happenings from March 20-23
Ty Segall hangs his first art show in Chicago, hip-hop showcase All Smiles puts together a top-shelf March lineup, and more.
The science behind Sharknado, Chicago’s Creative Identity with Joi Ito, and more happenings from March 13-16
Self-Care as Warfare, First Bites Bash, and more happenings from January 23-26
Ice Cream Beer Social, Kim Kong: Comedy Monster, and more happenings from January 16-19.
Underground Casino, New Year’s Day PJ Brunch, and more happenings from December 30-January 1
Seinfeld Trivia Festivus, a special edition of the Slo ‘Mo dance party, and more happenings from December 12-15
Burgers and Beer 5K, Summer Night Market, and more happenings from July 18-21.