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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Cult Show examines groupthink and collaboration by Micco Caporale

Cult Show is a play about the human need to socialize and the cult of the Neo-Futurists. In it, ensemble members Alex Hovi, DeVaughn Loman, Joanna Jamerson, and Lara Johnson and writers/dire…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Magic, mystery, and 60 chickens by Micco Caporale

What’s most apparent in Peter Samelson’s Magic, Love, Mystery is the magician’s love for his craft and its ability to bond people. Samelson is a seasoned magician who’s renowned for …

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Last Call Chicago, midwest graffiti, Routes, Braided by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

If you’re interested in queer Chicago history, you’ll definitely want to check this out: At 6 PM, Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted) is celebrating the release of Last Call Chicago: A […] The…

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Sunday, October 9, 2022

Queer Art Party, Afrofuturist performance, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and Zine Not Dead by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Palmer Square Art Fair and Queer Social Club are teaming up to debut Queer Art Party at Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont). From noon-5 PM, vibe out to queer art, […] The post Queer Art Pa…

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Home Movie Day, Baroque Heroes, Irrbloss, and sex talk by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Head to the basement and grab those Super 8 films Grandpa shot at the forest preserve picnic: it’s Chicago Home Movie Day. Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society […] The post…

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Indigenous culture, Nnamdï’s Pancake Haus, Refuge, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Today kicks off the American Indian Center’s 69th Annual Chicago Powwow, which runs through Sunday (10/9). From 10 AM-6 PM each day, thousands will gather at Schiller Woods (events in [……

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Reeling online, Between Friends, Black heritage in Evanston, dating at the Hideout by Salem Collo-Julin, Kerry Reid and Micco Caporale

Today is the final day for the online portion of this year’s Reeling: the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The 40th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ filmmakers and new queer cinema …

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Silent film at the Davis, Sudan Archives, and more by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Magician Paige Thompson takes over the artist-in-residence slot at Chicago Magic Lounge (5050 N. Clark) with her show A Paige in Time, opening tonight at 7 PM and running Wednesdays […] Th…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

First Tuesdays at the Hideout, Isaiah Collier at the MCA, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means that Reader senior writer Ben Joravsky and former Reader staffer Maya Dukmasova host their monthly live interview show at the Hideout […]…

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Vintage Fest, Sérgio Mendes, Hurricane Fiona benefit, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Today is the final day of the Chicago Vintage Fall Fest (19th and Blue Island), an outdoor gathering of vendors, music, and more, happening from noon-8 PM. Fabulous Freddies Italian […] Th…

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

AIDS Diva, AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Gerber/Hart is partnering with the Leather Museum (6418 N. Greenview) for a free screening of AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman. Connie Norman was a trans woman who advocated […] The …

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Sounds & S’mores, Acid Nun, the Crooked Mouth, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Artist Khaaliq Haneef closes out his debut solo show, “The Devious Mind of Khaaliq Haneef” with Sounds & S’mores, an open mike at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot (1408 S. Central […] Th…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Haunted dolls, navigating narcissism, Cristela Alonzo, and more by Micco Caporale, Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

Spooky season is upon us, and what a more uncomfortable way to celebrate than with dolls. Through November 6, the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) presents “Haunted Dolls & […]…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Chefs for Puerto Rico, Mayorkun, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago’s hospitality community comes together tonight to raise funds and awareness for those affected by Hurricane Fiona with the curated tasting event Chicago Chefs Cook for Puerto Rico.…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Black Transport Project, Commuters Take Action, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Bikes aren’t cheap—but neither is public transit! If you or someone you know is a Black trans person in Chicago looking for a free bike, sign up for one through […] The post Black Tran…

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Murals, clothing swap, Ochin Pahki, and more by Micco Caporale

Today’s the final day to throw down on a community mural going up in Belmont Cragin. Hades Underworld Tattoo Studio and AnySquared Projects invite volunteers to join them for a […] The p…

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Little Village farming, Kyiv City Ballet, Tone Deaf anniversary, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

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 …

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

A Natural Turn, Jessica Bardsley, and Cold Waves by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago has no shortage of free museums, and the DePaul Art Museum (935 W. Fullerton) is one stunning example. While it’s never a bad time for a visit (hello, it’s […] The post A Natur…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Blue Hour, financial advice, free store, and concerts by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

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. T…

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Vintage, Afrofuturists, comics, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Vintage clothing, art, jewelry, furniture, home decor, and nostalgic items from mid-century through the 1990s are available for the seekers at today’s Vintage Garage meet-up. This is the s…

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

People’s Music Fest, Queen! at Ravinia, Podlasie reopening, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

If you’re a fan of music and Reader staff writer Kelly Garcia’s Riot Fest coverage, this event is for you! From 2-8 PM, the all-ages People’s Music Fest, which calls […] The post Peo…

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Navigating the After, Red Summer, JB, and more by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Seattle-born choreographer Mariah D. Eastman has called Chicago home for the past few years, and describes her philosophy as a desire to “play with creating unusual sequences of movement w…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Chicago House Music symposium, cheese workshop, music, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

It’s day one of the Chicago House Music Festival and Conference, which runs through Sunday 9/18. Today’s the symposium portion of this free four-day event. At the Logan Center for […] …

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Pioneering electronic producer Man Parrish reworks the music of his departed friend Kaus Nomi by Micco Caporale

You might expect an album of Klaus Nomi material to sound like Klaus Nomi, but Man Parrish’s Dear Klaus Nomi isn’t that. Instead, the New York producer has added highly […] The post Pi…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Jane, Yola, Field, Frunchroom by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Today and tomorrow are two of a slate of Free Admission Days offered by the Field Museum (1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.) through November. Illinois residents with proof of […] The post Ja…

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Farming, bike tour, Moon festival, and more by Micco Caporale, Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

From 9 AM-1 PM, Catatumbo, a worker-owned cooperative farm in Englewood, is inviting volunteers to grow (pun intended) their land knowledge by helping the farm build out their space. During …

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Ableton demos, Sweeney Todd, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

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 …

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

’Palette and Palate,’ Shedd Aquarium, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Today the exhibition “Palette and Palate” opens at Madron Gallery (1000 W. North). It’s a retrospective celebrating Chicago’s Riccardo’s Restaurant and Gallery that anticipates a P…

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Cat show, ZINEMercado, Batmobile, and scooters by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

The International Cat Association (TICA) presents Chicago: Feline Infurno, the 41st annual cat show hosted by TICA and a chance to view at least 400 registered cats ready for judging […] T…

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Signal Records, Lynyn, and music festivals by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago simply cannot have enough record shops. It just can’t. Every one that opens is a treasure—including the latest vinyl vault, Signal Records (3156 W. Diversey). From now on, they�…

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La Esquina, Creepshow, Miss Continental, and Miss Holmes by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

At the corners of Cullerton and Carpenter sits La Esquina, a community center that opened this spring to provide free art classes and provide safer space for neighborhood youth to […] The …

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