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The Best Things to Do in Chicago This August, in One Giant List

...on Europe’s early response to Nazism. Matt Hawkins directs. $24–$28. Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org

...immigrants working there. Foss aims for the same heart-wrenching, stomach-turning impact. Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway. publicaccesstheatre.org

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Through 8/24 Tommy Lee Johnston’s new comedy centers on a painfully shy 30-year-old named Jack who gets a job at a retirement home. When the residents take him under their collective wing, it’s heartwarming life lessons all around. $25–$35. Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr. redtwist.org

...group. Needless to say, things do not go as planned. $20–$86. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted. steppenwolf.org

...in the Midwest thanks to Sideshow Theatre Company. $20–$25. Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater 2433 N. Lincoln. sideshowtheatre.org

...goods somehow darkens to include murder, mayhem, and lethal cake balls. $5–$20. Prop Theater, 3502 N. Elston. thefactorytheater.com

...also see the plays divvied up into smaller chunks of time. $30–$75. Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee. the-hypocrites.com

...a paper-thin love story involving the man behind the mole. $250–$350. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. lookingglasstheatre.org

...for an array of women, ranging from society ladies to prostitutes. $20–$28. Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. eclipsetheatre.com

Through 8/3 Kaiser Ahmed directs the Chicago premiere of Sam Shepard’s 2000 eruption between volatile, combative siblings as they sift through the belongings of their late alcoholic father, who lived in a rundown desert home. $28–$32. Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand. theartistichome.org

...Company (see “What to Do in Chicago in April - Theatre: Comedies”). $37–$50. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. timelinetheatre.com

...s earlier Reasons to Be Pretty (produced at Profiles in 2011). $30–$40. Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway...

...debility than how it affects her complicated yet enduring marriage. $20–22. Steep Theatre Company, 1115 W. Berwyn. steeptheatre.com

...both of whom are seeking solace amid an atmosphere of destruction. $20. Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N. Spaulding. halcyontheatre.org...

...former featherweight boxer Berry Gordy, Jr. $30–$138. Broadway in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com

...enthusiasts, and anyone whose heart is two sizes too small. $18–$28. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand. chicagoshakes.com

...the latest of its impeccably sung, indomitably upbeat musical offerings. $55–$65. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark. blackensembletheater.org

...s planners set the course for making In C an annual thing. $35–$40. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. constellation-chicago.com

St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. rushhour.org

...of “Lips Like Sugar”? Today the band tours on a new album, Meteorites. $30. Metro, 3730 N. Clark. metrochicago.com

...any contemporary indie act. English rocker Steve Winwood opens. $51.50–$131.50. United Center, 1901 W. Madison. unitedcenter.com

8/3 at 8 The Irish rockabilly singer and multi-instrumentalist puts a sonic twist on the thoroughly aped sound of Memphis and the American South with traditional instruments such as the bodhrán and jazz-inspired flourishes. $25. Park West, 322 W. Armitage. jamusa.com

...that’s a strong enough profile to sell out theatres. $38.50. The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. thechicagotheatre.com

...a sweaty post-Lolla dance party, this is the place to be. Sold out. Aragon, 1106 W Lawrence. aragon.com

...lead the youth culture charge. Sold out except for $3,600 platinum package. Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph. lollapalooza.com

...Alex Wiley, making his first big festival debut. $149 for three-day passes. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. northcoastfestival.com

...the air at the Pritzker’s breezy confines. $25–$59.50. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph. jamusa.com

...the South Loop at Columbia College’s Papermaker’s Garden, with objects in the gallery. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/ADGallery

...stars Ivan Brunetti and Onsmith and some newcomers from Columbia College’s comic art program. 618 S. Michigan. colum.edu/deps

...of free-flowing energy. Also showing: new work by Tiffany Pascal and Lynn Christine Kelly. 2156 N. Damen. arcgallery.org

...less inclined to invest in experimental electronic art, Bartlett also shows new collages and drawings. 8 S. Michigan, SUITE 620. bgfa.us

...accidental death of thousands of migratory birds as they smash into the city’s skyscrapers. 217 N. Carpenter. chicagoartistscoalition.org

...everything from the “stupid to the sublime.” (Think Joseph Cornell with a sense of humor.) 2124 N. Damen. firecatprojects.org

5020 S. Cornell. hydeparkart.org

Through 8/16 Bourque, Bondgren & Bourbon. Using high-key color and collage, the painters Rob Bondgren and Loretta Bourque create highly charged portraits of gender identities, from the gay male and feminine perspectives. 327 N. Aberdeen. lindawarrenprojects.com

1542 N. Milwaukee. lvl3gallery.com

Through 8/16 Bernard Williams: The Dark Came Down. One can always expect to see formal innovations in a Williams exhibition. New work includes glossy black car bumpers clumped into impressive arrangements on the walls, like giant plastic gargoyle faces. 835 W. Washington. thomasmccormick.com

...seem to slide off the walls, crawl on the floor, and interact with sculptural objects. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

...these curios—all crafted by women (Lilli Carré, Laura Davis, Carol Jackson, and Diane Simpson). 2154 W. Division. moniquemeloche.com

...comeback for him. Also showing: new works by sculptor Lucy Slivinski and painter Ann Worthing. 942 W. Lake. packergallery.com

...heavy doses of humor and horror. A stolen magic bear suit drives the plot here. 1000 N. California. peanutgallerychicago.com

...into brushstrokes. Contorted poses lend a psychological dimension. Also showing: new paintings by Greg Murr. 210 W. Superior. perimetergallery.com

8/1–30 Bob Palmieri: Lies. It’s no wonder that Palmieri’s photographs depict musicians in spirited performance or candid repose, for the photographer is a musician, too. His empathetic vision extends to architectural details and urban inhabitants. 300 W. Superior. rangefindergallery.com

8/16 Summer Shorts. Sometimes a backyard is the perfect site for a summer outdoor theatre. This intimate new series showcases a curated selection of art films and literary reading performances by Chicagoans. (Rain date is 8/17). 1625 N. Richmond. summershortschicago.tumblr.com

...these prints will open your eyes and mind to artistic innovations happening across the pond. 845 W. Washington. westernexhibitions.com

...show, juried by the University of Chicago’s Monika Szewczyk, examines the power of text. 685 N. Milwaukee. womanmade.org

111 S. Michigan. artic.edu

...immense contribution to the design field. Rick Valicenti, founder of the design firm Thirst, curates. 78 E. Washington. chicagoculturalcenter.org

...typography. A historical overview of Chicago design innovations complements the new projects. Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State. chidm.com

...Also showing: Fires Will Burn: Politically Engaged Art from the Permanent Collection (through 12/21). 935 W. Fullerton. museums.depaul.edu

...but the standout may be Haw, whose powerful portraits express everything from womanhood to mortality. 100 W. Randolph. museum.state.il.us

...crumbs and dust left over from those who came before us. Spare, haunting images predominate. 600 S. Michigan. mocp.org

...homegrown glitch art movement. Expect lots of artfully manipulated GIFs, bent circuits, and static noise. 2320 W. Chicago. uima-chicago.org

...60 now-iconic photos. Mon–Sat 9:30–4:30, Sun 12–5. $12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

...just for one day. The colorful paintings include diverse techniques, from mosaic to textile design. 3015 W. Division. iprac.org

...a million people each year, making it one of the largest festivals in the Midwest. 1400 W. Cermak. fiestadelsol.org

Through 9/14 Learn and execute new dance steps to a live band or people-watch like crazy at this popular city-sponsored dance party. Free. Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan. cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html

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Join our nanny share!

We are looking for a family to join our nanny share near Sheridan and Belmont. We are hoping to find a someone close in age to our 16mo old. Our nanny is awesome and has more than 15 yrs experience. Let me know if you have any leads!

  • Fletcher Brehler Next chapter in IL

    Hi J Pin..

    What time of nanny share are you thinking about? split days? times? etc

    I have a 3 yr old and 6 month old, who are both in day care during the day, but due to work schedules, I am looking for help before and after..

    We live in Lakeview (irving park and lakeshore dr)..

    thanks
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New buyer emerges for Chicago Public Schools HQ Crain's Chicago Business: A venture of Blue Star Properties will invest more than $30 million renovating 125 S. Clark St., founder Craig Golden estimates.

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$40 hard-copy Neverland tix (no service fee) in  Boystown boutiques XO Studio and Egoist Underwear. Best way to avoid service charges or the $50 door cover.  THE METRO  3730 N. Clark

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Events Wed., July 30 - Thursday, Aug. 7

...music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center, 615 W Wellington Ave., www.genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRADropIn.html

Documentary Just Gender screening Film explores the world of transgender people. Note: A certain number of tickets must be purchased in advance for the film screening to go forward. 7:30pm Landmark Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St., Tickets: gathr.us/screening/8358 .

...made at the door by cash, check or credit card ). 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St

...registration; $15 at the door. lkarlic@centeronhalsted.org 6:30pm - 8:30pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted 773-661-0954 JustDickinAround.com

We Only Talk in #Hashtag Featuring the return of Billboard dance artist #LUCIANA performing her hits "U B The Bass," "I'm Still Hot," "Primitive," and "You Only Talk In #Hashtag." 11:00pm - 2:00am Roscoe's Tavern 3356 N Halsted St www.roscoes.com .

...tickets to see Perry in concert. 11:00am - 4:00pm Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club 3700 N Halsted St., 773-525-1111; Tickets: KitKatChicago.com...

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...an out recording artist and championship women's football player. 8:00pm City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Tickets: www.citywinery.com

Lollapalooza Lollapalooza is a three-day music festival ( through Aug. 3 ) with more than 100 popular alternative rock, punk rock, heavy metal, and hip hop bands; comedy and dance; and craft booths. 12:00pm - 12:00am Grant Park 337 E. Randolph St., lineup.lollapalooza.com/events/2013/08/02/ .

...large insects.$25 general admission. $35 preferred seating. First show 7pm 9:30pm Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave., 773-381-4551 www.maynestage.com...

...on by for our last Saturday School. 10:00am - 12:00pm Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell www.hydeparkart.org...

...oeuvres, silent auction, short films on gender-related topics. 7:00pm - 10:00pm Kinowerks Studio, 5645 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago Tickets: www.chicagohouse.org ./?post_events=transreelization

...True stories from featured performers. 21+. Tix $15, available online. 7:30pm Mary's Attic 5400 N Clark St., Tickets: www.yourebeingridiculous.com...

...14 cover/2-drink minimum ) 10:30pm - 11:30pm Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret 1383 N Milwaukee Ave davenportspianobar.com Tickets: davenportspianobar.com...

...welcome. First Monday of every month. Room 722 6:00pm - 7:30pm Asian Human Services 4753 N. Broadway 7th Floor www.chicagoi2i.org...

...to corey@theafa.org or by phone. 6:30pm - 8:30pm Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N Clark St 718-853-1411 Tickets: www.theafa.org...

Miles Away For Sissy and Ron, two desperate pool hustlers holed up in a cheap hotel, a brutal cycle of dependency, betrayal, and hope comes to a head. 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave http://www,thesideproject.net Tickets: www.thesideproject.net .

...Aug. 9. Open to the general public, unless noted. Registration required. $30. University of Chicago, 5733 S. University Ave., www.brownpapertickets.com/event/740948...

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Storytelling show OUTspoken! at Sidetrack Aug. 5

OUTspoken! is a new storytelling show presented at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Storytellers identify as LBGTQ.

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THEATER REVIEW The Jungle

Playwright: Matt Foss, adapted from Upton Sinclair's novel. At: Oracle Productions, 3809 N. Broadway. Tickets: www.publicaccesstheatre.org; free ( but reservations essential ). Runs through: Sept. 6

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THEATER REVIEW Hellish Half-Light

Playwright: Samuel Beckett. At: Mary-Arrchie Theatre Compay at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. Tickets: 773-871-0442; www.ticketweb.com; $25. Runs through: Aug. 30

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