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Updated 2 days ago

Man charged with trespassing on school property

Piermario Molinelli, 24, of the 5300 block of North Glenwood Avenue, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal trespassing to state land, according to police.

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About 1 p.m. April 19, Molinelli walked up to kids and a parent at a playground in the 4300 block of North Paulina and told them he was a movie star before a parent walked him off the playground, police said. Ravenswood Elementary is located at 4332 N. Paulina.

About 1 p.m. April 19, Molinelli walked up to kids and a parent at a playground in the 4300 block of North Paulina and told them he was a movie star before a parent walked him off the playground, police said. Ravenswood Elementary is located at 4332 N. Paulina.

...p.m. May 5, Molinelli was also the person who entered a playground in the 4700 block of North Wolcott Avenue and said “hi” to children, police said. When a parent confronted him, he told them...

...told them he was inspecting the playground equipment. James B. McPherson Elementary is located at 4728 N. Wolcott...

    Man charged with trespassing on school property
    An Edgewater man was charged with trespassing after he was identified as the person who entered two North Side elementary school playgrounds in the past month, Chicago Police announced Thursday. Piermario Molinelli, 24, of the 5300 block of North Glenwood Avenue, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal trespassing to state land, according to police.
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Dramas

...citizens against Hauptmann during the 1936 “trial of the century.” $10–$29. City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr. citylit.org

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...Hecht. Longtime Sherman collaborator Dennis Zacek directs. $30–$35. Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes, Evanston. grippostagecompany.com

...to hold on to one of Manhattan’s last rent-controlled apartments. $44–$86. Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted. steppenwolf.org

Through 7/3 Before sitting down at this Christopher Chen play, audiences must walk through the art gallery of a Chinese dissident, then decide whether his depictions of unjust imprisonment are fictive. $10–$30. Sideshow Theatre at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln. sideshowtheatre.org

Through 7/31 The iconic image of a protester facing a Chinese military tank during the Tiananmen Square massacre is the setting for Lucy Kirkwood’s drama about the mysterious “tank man” and a U.S. journalist searching for him. $38–$51. TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington. timelinetheatre.com

...bullying, prudery, and a soul dead set on getting even. $38–$48. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand. chicagoshakes.com

6/6–7/10 Migdalia Cruz’s 50-character political drama follows the life of Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón, one of four Puerto Rican nationalists who opened fire on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954. $10–$20. UrbanTheater Company at Batey Urbano, 2628 W. Division. urbantheaterchicago.org

...student about the contents of his locker. $14–$24. Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. interrobangtheatre.org

Through 6/19 Rebecca Gilman’s much-anticipated new drama tracks the fallout in a small Wisconsin town after its biggest employer is bought by a massive Chicago corporation. Tony winner Robert Falls directs. $10–$40. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org

...sends him down a dark path. $12–$26. Irish Theatre of Chicago at Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee. irishtheatreofchicago.org

...losing an integral part of themselves. $20. First Floor Theater at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee. firstfloortheater.com This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Dramas to Go to in June
    6/10-7/17 Playwright James Sherman ( Beau Jest, Jest a Second!) stars in his own one-man show about the famed newspaper reporter, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht. Longtime Sherman collaborator Dennis Zacek directs. $30-$35. Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes, Evanston.
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Musicals

Through 6/12 David Kornfeld and Alex Higgin-Houser trace the life of Lucy Parsons, the anarchist labor activist, muckraking reporter, and unsung Chicago hero who helped found the Industrial Workers of the World. $20–$25. Underscore Theatre at Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. underscoretheatre.org

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...cut friends try to save Uganda. $99–$169. Broadway in Chicago at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe. broadwayinchicago.com

6/4–7/10 Jackie Taylor’s latest musical bio explores the life and sound of the soulful singer of “Mercy, Mercy Me,” “What’s Goin’ On,” and “Heard It Through the Grapevine.” $50–$65. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark. blackensembletheater.org

...Get Me to the Church on Time.” $34–$98. Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston. lightoperaworks.org

Through 7/17 The innocent daughter of a clergyman leaves her rural home to work in a world of high-society balls only to find herself caught in a web of false friends. $20–$40. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood. lifelinetheatre.com

Through 6/26 Dancing Nazis storm the stage in a show that skewers World War II, gay culture, seniors, and show biz. $30–$65. Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. mercurytheaterchicago.com

...stage, where couches and tables create a cozy cabaret space. $50–$95. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. lyricopera.org

6/7–19 Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs Rodgers and Hammerstein’s tale of the aspiring nun who changes lives faster than you can say “do, re, mi.” $24–$90. Broadway in Chicago at Cadillac Palace, 151 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com

...being directed by Steppenwolf vet Tina Landau. $33–$100. Broadway in Chicago at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, broadwayinchicago.com

...and direction by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens). $48–$175. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org

...for the glitter balls, stay for the Olivia Newton-John classics. $30. American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. atcweb.org This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Musicals to Go to in June
    6/29-8/14 Back in town for the third time in four years, the South Park creators' tale of Mormon missionaries is funny as ever. Even if you don't believe Jesus wants you to own a planet someday, you'll bust a gut as Elder Price and his ridiculously clean-cut friends try to save Uganda.
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Andersonville

This fiberglass sculpture at the corner of Clark and Farragut replicates the wooden original, moved inside the Swedish American Museum after Chicago winters wreaked too much havoc on it.

Some say the former speakeasy, with its façade modeled on the luxurious SS Normandie, is haunted (boo!), so go on a slow afternoon and ask owner Scott Martin for a tour. 5210 N. Clark St. Swedish American Museum Photo: Timmy Samuel

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1621 W. Rascher

    A Field Guide to Andersonville
    This fiberglass sculpture at the corner of Clark and Farragut replicates the wooden original, moved inside the Swedish American Museum after Chicago winters wreaked too much havoc on it. Some say the former speakeasy, with its façade modeled on the luxurious SS Normandie, is haunted (boo!), so go on a slow afternoon and ask owner Scott Martin for a tour.
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Lunchbreak: prepared by Big Jones chef Paul Fehriback

Chef Paul Fehriback Big Jones 5347 N. Clark Street Chicago (773) 275-5725 bigjoneschicago.com/ Event: 6th Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival Saturday, April 30...

    Lunchbreak: prepared by Big Jones chef Paul Fehriback
    Chef Paul Fehriback Big Jones 5347 N. Clark Street Chicago (773) 275-5725 bigjoneschicago.com/ Event: 6th Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival Saturday, April 30 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Chicago French Market 131 N. Clinton Chicago For event information: www.
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May 20

Updated 6 days ago

8 New Chicago Restaurant Openings To Get The Weekend Started

ANDERSONVILLE— The Goddess and The Grocer's new Andersonville spot will feature a cocktail program, the first for the mini-chain. Debra Sharpe's restaurant will feature salads, sandwiches and sweet treats. There's also a patio. Status: Opening on Saturday, 5318 N. Clark St.

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THE LOOP— The Protein Bar spinoff, Thrive360 Eatery, opened its first location. The chain hopes the new restaurants will expand its customer base, not solely relying on the health conscious. They will continue to serve Protein Bar's blended drinks. Status: Certified open, 37 S. LaSalle St.

LAKEVIEW & MAG MILE— Stan's Donuts & Coffee has two new locations, giving the chain six. They're also doing their traditional giveaway at 6 a.m. on opening day for the first 100 customers. Status: Opening Saturday, 535 N. Michigan Ave. and 3300 N. Broadway St.

LAKEVIEW & MAG MILE— Stan's Donuts & Coffee has two new locations, giving the chain six. They're also doing their traditional giveaway at 6 a.m. on opening day for the first 100 customers. Status: Opening Saturday, 535 N. Michigan Ave. and 3300 N. Broadway St.

WICKER PARK— Detroit-style pizza is now in Wicker Park as Michigan chain Jet's Pizza has expanded, bringing with them brick cheese and square-cut pies. Now if only Buddy's Pizza could join them. Status: Certified open, 1811 W. North Ave.

PORTAGE PARK— So long E Wok Cafe, everyone will miss the "Star Wars" pun. But in its place Hands On Modern Thai & Sushi Kitchen has taken over. It's the second location for the owners who run a location in Dunning. Status: Certified open, 5056 W. Irving Park.

    8 New Chicago Restaurant Openings To Get The Weekend Started
    THE LOOP- The Protein Bar spinoff, Thrive360 Eatery, opened its first location. The chain hopes the new restaurants will expand its customer base, not solely relying on the health conscious. They will continue to serve Protein Bar's blended drinks. Status: Certified open, 37 S. LaSalle St.
    http://chicago.eater.com

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A Church 4 Me's cabaret benefit May 28

A Church 4 Me MCC is hosting "Harmony ... A Cabaret" Saturday, May 28, 7-10 p.m., at @mosphere, 5355 N. Clark St.

    A Church 4 Me's cabaret benefit May 28 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    A Church 4 Me MCC is hosting Harmony ... A Cabaret Saturday, May 28, 7-10 p.m., at @mosphere, 5355 N. Clark St. The show was created by A Church 4 Me music director Michael McBride and features Chicago cabaret and theater performing artists.
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THEATER REVIEW Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook

Playwright: Alex Higgin-Houser ( book, lyrics ), David Kornfeld ( music ). At: Underscore Theatre Company at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets: 312-646-0975; Underscoretheatre.org; $20-$25. Runs through: June 12

    THEATER REVIEW Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - THEATER REVIEW Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook Playwright: Alex Higgin-Houser ( book, lyrics ), David Kornfeld ( music ). At: Underscore Theatre Company at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets: 312-646-0975; Underscoretheatre.org; $20-$25. Runs through: June 12
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SUMMER THEATER SPECIAL Summery theater treats in the city

Hauptmann, City Lit Theater at Edgewater Presbyterian, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Allowing the man executed for one of the twentieth century's most cruel murders the chance to tell his side launched John Logan's playwrighting career in 1986. June 7-July 10; www.CityLit.org .

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Once in a Lifetime, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway. Kaufman and Hart's comedy lampooning the early days of Hollywood provides the perfect vehicle for Strawdog's goodbye to the loft above Broadway. Through June 11; www.Strawdog.org .

The Importance of Being Earnest, Dead Writers Theatre Collective at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. You knew the Dead Writers had to get around to this Victorian ( gay nineties? ) classic sometime, didn't you? July 1-31; www.DeadWriters.net .

Xanadu, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. It was a favorite of ATC's late director, but Electric Light Orchestra nostalgionados and Olivia Newton-John crushies can tuck away their hankies and float along on the falsetto harmonies. June 8-July 17; www.ATCWeb.org .

...Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Songbook, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. Whether you remember this prolific songwriting duo for "I've been Lumbered" or "The Candy...

The Book of Mormon, Broadway in Chicago at the PrivateBank Shubert Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. Trey Parker and Matt Stone find a way to offend everybody in their runaway hit...

Lolita de Lares, Urban Theater Company at the Batay Urbano, 2620 W. Division St. Last produced in Chicago by Latino Chicago in 1995, Migdalia Cruz' dramatic pageant recounts the...

Death and Harry Houdini, House Theater of Chicago at the Chopin, 1543 W. Division St. We just can't get enough of Dennis Watkins defying death in the role of history's greatest magician. It runs through July 24; www.TheHouseTheatre.com .

The Good Person of Setzuan, Cor Theatre at A Red Orchid, 1531 N. Wells St. Tony Kushner's translation may incline toward prissiness, but Cor's reputation rests on sweaty...

The Plough and the Stars, Wayward Productions at Johnny O'Hagan's, 3374 N. Clark St. On the anniversary of the 1916 Irish Uprising, Sean O'Casey's diatribe on the folly of war fueled by misguided patriotism hits home all the harder. Through June 11; www.WaywardProductions.org .

The Grapes of Wrath, Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. An impoverished Great Plains family migrates to Northern California during hard times in a ramshackle car on a storefront stage barely bigger. June 16-Aug. 14; www.TheGiftTheatre.org .

The House of Bernarda Alba, Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway. Federico Garcia Lorca recounts a torrid tale of unhappy women and Oracle's intimate storefront puts their suffering right in our laps. June 4-July 23; www.PublicAccessTheatre.org .

    SUMMER THEATER SPECIAL Summery theater treats in the city - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Summer theater usually suggests Shakespeare-under-the-stars, song-and-dance spectacles in a barn or retro-cabaret on the patio. The city offers some of these citronella-circuit treats, but you can also find plenty of serious warm-weather thrills, too-and you don't need to wear bug repellent or sunscreen to the theater.
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Ravenswood Breweries Front And Center During Chicago Craft Beer Week

• Empirical, Aquanaut and Half Acre are in the spotlight at Jerry's Andersonville, 7 p.m., 5419 N. Clark St.

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Tickets to the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, 1-5 p.m., 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., are $60 for general admission, which includes tastings and a sampling glass. VIP admission costs $80 for an extra hour of drinking (enter at noon) and includes $10 in food tickets. (Click here to purchase.)

• Beer and yoga at Begyle: 6:30 p.m.; $25 for an hour of yoga and two flights of beer; bring a mat, water and a towel; 1800 W. Cuyler Ave.

• Spiteful tap takeover at Four Moon Tavern, 5p.m., 1847 W. Roscoe St.

• Whiskey-infused 2 Sheeps Derby Cartwheel release at Fountainhead, 5 p.m., 1970 W. Montrose Ave.

• Trivia night at Empirical Brewery, 7:30-10 p.m., 1801 W. Foster Ave.

• The Northman cider pub will feature ciders, cheeses and seafood from the Spanish region of Asturias. Guests can enjoy table-side long pours of Spanish cider, 4 p.m. to midnight, 4337 N. Lincoln Ave.

• Brown Line Brews at the Long Room showcases breweries along the CTA Brown Line — Aquanaut, Begyle, Empirical, Half Acre, Metropolitan, Spiteful and the debut of Dovetail. Food pairings by Beard and Belly, 6-9 p.m., 1612 W. Irving Park Road.

• Meet the artists who create craft beer labels, 5 p.m., the Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe St. Enjoy beers from the featured breweries, including Half Acre, Pipeworks, Aquanaut and Surly.

• Celebrate the women of craft beer with special tappings, featured pints and more, 7-11 p.m., Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe St.

• Aquanaut, Begyle, Empirical and Metropolitan are among the breweries participating in Bitter Pops' Ultra Fresh Brews. All the beers have been packaged within days of the event, 6-9 p.m., 3345 N. Lincoln Ave.

• Can't make it to the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest? Montrose Saloon and Begyle Brewing are hosting a back yard barbecue after-party. Lawn games, Begyle beers, sausages and more, 5-11 p.m., 2933 W. Montrose Ave.

• Show your Welles Park fest wristband at Band of Bohemia and they'll pour you a free 12-ounce beer with your first small plate order, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Ravenswood Breweries Front And Center During Chicago Craft Beer Week
    RAVENSWOOD - Lincoln Square, North Center and Ravenswood are at the hub of Chicago's thriving craft beer scene, so it's only fitting that Welles Park will play host to Chicago Craft Beer Week's closing festival on Saturday. Tickets to the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, 1-5 p.m., 2333 W.
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