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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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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Otro Ritmo, Jazz Fest, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Thursday night punk music at One City Tap (3115 S. Archer)? Must be Otro Ritmo! Rejoice in the frenzied guitars of Poison Boys, Liquids (a favorite of Reader senior writer […] The post Otr…

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Potato pancakes, Mary Jane, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen (1141 S. Jefferson) is celebrating a staggering 80 years in business today, with special offerings and a cake cutting ceremony at lunchtime. The food is …

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Chalk Howard Street, Reclamation, school supplies, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Rogers Park hosts Chalk Howard Street today, the annual chalk art festival where the neighborhood is the canvas. Renowned 2D and 3D chalk artists will share the streets with kids, […] The …

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Chinatown hip-hop, Summer Skate, Dracula, and dance by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Have you hit a summer festival in Chinatown yet? Starting today through Sunday, Hip Hop in Chinatown is happening at Chinatown Square (2133 S. China Pl.), a three-day festival celebrating […

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Douglass Park forum, jazz, Chicago trivia, Studs and Spikes by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

From 5-7 PM, the Chicago Park District has organized a listening session seeking community dialogue about visions for Douglass Park. The park district’s Douglass Park Community Engagement …

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Healing Circle, Nitrate Kisses, disasters, and punk rock by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Hopefully you’ve been following our recent comics journalism pieces on art and artists created by Reader contributor and former Chicagoan Coco Picard (her latest, an interview with artist …

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Work from home, work on your home, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Does your work from home soundtrack need a refresh? Patrixia, our latest Chicagoan of Note, is a DJ who dominates the digital club space. She’s so good at getting the […] The post Work f…

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Records, Ruido, robots, and Peaches by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Chicago Vinyl Connection celebrates one year of bringing independent record sellers, vintage vendors, and music lovers together with today’s latest edition of their nomadic gatherings of g…

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Las Comadres, tenants rights, Call Me Elizabeth, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Wanna learn more about community groups organizing around issues like tenants rights and the cop academy? The Humboldt Park Housing Project (HPHP), a group fighting for affordable housing fo…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Films, discussions, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

The city’s SummerDance series is well under way, and today’s fusion of live music, dance instruction, and outdoor activities takes place in Englewood’s Ogden Park (6500 S. Racine). The…

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Patrixia, in-person and livestream DJ by Micco Caporale

Patrixia reigns supreme in digital clubspace. It’s where the 29-year-old DJ feels empowered to be her spookiest, silliest Latinx self. Locally, she’s known for DJing goth and industrial …

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Do you hate movies, or do you like to fuck? by Micco Caporale

That’s what makes the Pioneers of Queer Cinema series at Gene Siskel Film Center this month a true event “for the culture”: it’s a broad survey of movies made by queers, for queers t…

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Electro beats, fiction, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Tuesdays are a good day (and night) to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as there are extended hours for both the museum and the store (10 AM-9 PM) and museum admission is free o…

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

FroSkate shoe release, tattoos, music fests by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

FroSkate, a BIPOC-led skate collective that centers female, trans, queer, and gender nonconforming skaters, is celebrating the release of the FroSkate x Nike SB Dunk. The skate shoe drops th…

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