Former Neo-Futurist Kurt Chiang and current long-distance Lucky Plush ensemble member Mindy Myers have been hoping to collaborate on an original performance piece for years. They finally got around to it (mostly over Zoom) during the pandemic shutdown, and the result, Unfinished Business, continues tonight and tomorrow at 7 PM at Links Hall (3111 N. […]
It’s never too late to learn a new skill, or polish an old one. Chicago has many organizations that offer adult education classes and workshops designed to teach students new concepts, technical skills, or even new dance moves. Taking a class is a good way to set an ongoing friend date if you’re someone who […]
All hands on deck! Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is hosting a volunteer day at their farm site (31st and Albany). From 8 AM-noon, they’re inviting people to spend some time getting to know them and the land. What a great way to soak up the last of the season’s sunshine, right? Be sure to […]
The Chicago Poetry Center kicks off another season of Blue Hour tonight. Blue Hour is an in-person series of readings by poets, largely Chicago-based, followed by community gathering time. The readings are preceded by a limited space one-hour guided writing workshop using an exploratory prompt drawn from themes of the work of one of the […]
No war but Cookie War! This afternoon’s Garfield Ridge Farmer’s Market includes a special competition by neighborhood bakeries, including Weber’s, Pticek’s, Talerico-Martin, and Borinken, to see who can reign supreme with the best tasting sweet treat of the season. The market is hosted in the parking lot of the Mayfield Banquet Facility (6072 S. Archer), […]
This week’s featured gig poster was created by illustrator and musician Rei Alvarez, who lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Current musical obsessions of pop R&B artist Jordanna, violinist and composer Lucy Little, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
The folks behind Daphne—including Eris Drew, Sold, and DJ Kiddo—discuss how the festival’s workshops aim to help women and nonbinary people claim their place in electronic-music history.
Nathan Minnehan transformed a modest Rogers Park studio apartment into an imaginative, boat-like getaway.
Chicagoans recommend the Rebuilding Exchange, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, and more.
This year’s U. of C. Folk Festival features blues-guitar scion Elmore James Jr., bluegrass great Danny Paisley, and more.
Patricipant Media hosts a free storytelling workshop to promote its new drama The Help.
Wicker Park and Bucktown locations host the Learnapalooza festival on Sat 6/25.