It’s the last day of Grabadolandia, a three-day printmaking festival in Pilsen organized by the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. From 10 AM-5 PM, they are hosting a printmakers fair at the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th) where you can appreciate (and buy!) works from various members of the Pilsen printmaker community. The […]
Ableton demos, Sweeney Todd, and more
Hey electronic artists, wanna level up your Ableton game? Join Penthouse Audio Group at Hush (311 W. Chicago), where you can get track feedback from professionals. Ableton-certified program trainers Orville Kline, Basura Boyz, and Cofresi will present some production techniques. There will also be a beat battle (for prizes) and raffles. This is happening from […]
The gorgeous luchadoras of wrestling
This is the Chicago theatrical premiere of The Batwoman and the U.S. theatrical premiere of The Panther Women.
One-man soul factory Phillip-Michael Scales celebrates the new Sinner-Songwriter
One-man soul factory Phillip-Michael Scales celebrates the new Sinner-Songwriter, Litebulb of the Era helps fund-raise for the arts nonprofit he’s cofounded, and more.
Toastamania: Halloween Havok collides rowdy bands and gonzo wrestling for the wildest show of the season
Chicago thrash band Texas Toast Chainsaw Massacre headline the latest of their Toastamania debacles this Saturday in Pilsen.
Stranger Things dance party the Upside Down, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
Hyde Park Flea Market, the 100th birthday of Jack “King” Kirby, and other happenings from August 25-27
Alderman Raymond Lopez under police protection after retaliatory threats from gangs, and other Chicago news
Also, former mayor Richard M. Daley’s photo has finally been added to the wall of mayors at City Hall.
Chicago goes wild when the WWE comes to town
Cena gets booed, CM Punk gets woo-hooed, and other scenes from the July 6 taping of Monday Night Raw at Allstate Arena
Best Amateur Hip-Hop Dancer Who’s Also a Professional Wrestler
If you can execute a moonsault, hip-hop will be a snap, of course.
Wrestling with the monster burgers at Squared Circle
Pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon works the room at this Lincoln Park burger/pizza joint.
Talking truth with Fake It So Real director Robert Greene
An interview with the independent documentary filmmaker
Benjamin Kegan’s documentary “Team Taliban,” about the reflections of a Muslim pro wrestler, screens Saturday 10/10 in the Chicago International Film Festival’s Illinoi[s]emakers shorts program.
“Receiver” and Other Shorts
A prizewinner at the New York Underground Film Festival, Jon Leone’s Receiver documents teenage backyard wrestling in Belvidere, Illinois: contestants smash each other with garbage cans, throw each other into beds of thumbtacks, and wrestle in a ring laced with barbed wire. Kurt “the Strangler” Jensen, a star of these painful displays, says he “always […]