Aug 01

Updated 9 min ago

Theater events: 'Rick Bayless in Cascabel' gets extension

...winning "Disgraced." AracaWorks debuts its latest efforts on Aug. 9 at ATC's home at 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago. Featured plays include: David Bar Katz's "Ask/Tell" about a gay soldier shot...

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...circus arts and a love story. Performances run through Aug. 31 at The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 337-0665 or lookingglasstheatre.org...

...has created. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Aug. 10. $30 Friday and Saturday; $75 Saturday and Sunday. See...

...as Iago. Cocktail reception at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, followed by a 2:30 p.m. performance of "Othello" at 4802 N. Milwaukee...

...N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, followed by a 2:30 p.m. performance of "Othello" at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $25. Register at events.dailyherald.com...

...world premiere "The Dueling Gentlemen," opening Friday, Aug. 1, in the third floor loft at 1914 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Performed without dialogue, the story examines the dissolution of the friendship between two performers...

...and directed by Kurt Johns. Previews begin Friday, Aug. 1, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. It opens Monday, Aug. 4. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

...Theater Chicago hosts a Red Party beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at 3031 N. Honore, Chicago. A fundraiser for the company's American Sign Language production of "Romeo and Juliet...

...captioning and American Sign Language production at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The adults-only performance is about the search for love and self. (773) 871...

• Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave., Chicago, hosts the premiere screening of David A. Holcombe's film "Graffito" about the street artists of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. See softcagefilms.com.

...side project theatre company's Chicago premiere of "Miles Away" begin Monday, Aug. 4, at 1439 W. Jarvis St., Chicago. Christine Whitley's three-hander centers on a couple of pool hustlers on the...

...The newly renovated MCL Chicago (formerly Studio BE), at 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, hosts improv groups beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays...

...returning home after multiple deployments in Iraq, opens Thursday, Aug. 7, at National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Produced by Genesis Theatrical Productions, the show is directed by Kay Martinovich and stars...

...Andrew J. Daniels play the opposite gender in various improvised situations. Also at Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, is "The Broken Gay Folk Revue: Stories and Songs to Scare You Sexless," which...

...BoHo Theatre, in residence at 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, has announced its 11th season. It begins Feb. 13, 2015, with the musical "Ordinary...

...be a survivor of the Titanic. The season concludes in October 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, with "Dogfight," the stage adaptation of the 1991 film with music and lyrics by...

• The Second City recently announced the expansion of its training center at Pipers Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago. The additional space will be used primarily for classrooms, digital production, theaters and a screening room.

Jul 31

Updated 12 min ago

2014 Chicago World Music Festival lineup announced

Old Town School of Folk Music ­ The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall, 4544 North Lincoln; 8 p.m. doors open, 8:30 p.m. show

Martyrs’, 3855 North Lincoln; 9:30 p.m. Ages 21+

Old Town School of Folk Music ­Szold Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln; 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph; 6 p.m.

Schubas, 3159 N. Southport; 7:30 p.m. doors open open, 8 p.m. show Ages 18+

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St., 3rd Floor; 9 p.m.-9 a.m.

Chicago SummerDance, ­Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park,  601 South Michigan ..

Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave.; 6 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Steinberg Fine Arts Center, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr; 7:30 p.m.

Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard; Noon

Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; 7 p.m. Ages 18+

City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph; 6 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show

Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.; 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show Ages 17+

The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia; 8 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. show Ages 18+

DePaul University Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden; 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show

Constellation, 3111 N. Western; 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show Ages 18+

National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.; 8:30 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. show

Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.; 9 p.m. doors open, 10 p.m. show

University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.; 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show

Community Café, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.; 7 p.m.

3 hours ago

Dine for Ravenswood Elementary School

Dine for Ravenswood events are fund-raising made easy and delicious! We're kicking Dine for Ravenswood off a little early this school year thanks to the fine folks at Sidecar at LR, which is attached to The Longroom tavern at 1612 W. Irving Park Rd.

The Dine for Ravenswood event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Make sure to mention Ravenswood School when ordering and they will donate 15 percent of your bill to Friends of Ravenswood School for the benefit of the school. A big thanks to Sidecar for holding this event!

9 hours ago

Alinea Alums' Culinary Brewhouse to Open in Chicago

Eater reports that the new restaurant, which will be located at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. near the Lawrence Avenue Metra station, aims for a fall opening.

9 hours ago

Tour 165 Years of Chicago Houses in Five Minutes

Ravenswood's Abbott House at 4605 N. Hermitage (1891, Queen Anne), is immediately recognizable by its purple wood siding. In Old Irving Park, the John and Clara Merchant House (1872, Second Empire) in the 3800 block of North Kostner Avenue, gets a nod for its unusual four-sided mansard roof.

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Ravenswood's Abbott House at 4605 N. Hermitage (1891, Queen Anne), is immediately recognizable by its purple wood siding. In Old Irving Park, the John and Clara Merchant House (1872, Second Empire) in the 3800 block of North Kostner Avenue, gets a nod for its unusual four-sided mansard roof.

    Tour 165 Years of Chicago Houses in Five Minutes
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Chicago's skyscrapers are total attention magnets, but at street level it's the houses that give the city its character. This slideshow, put together by the folks at Rent Cafe, features 165 years of Chitown's residential styles, from a gothic revival built in 1850 in Marquette Park to a contemporary/modern Bucktown home built in 2014.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

9 hours ago

Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week

8/1 at 7. Free. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln. bookcellarinc.com

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7/30 at 7. $56.50–$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/anthony-bourdain

Through 8/1. Free. Kavi Gupta Gallery, 835 W. Washington. kavigupta.com

8/1 at 8:30. $10. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. ticketfly.com

    Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, July 29 through August 4, 2015 Readings: Celebrity cooking's foremost straight-shooter and the host of the lauded CNN show Parts Unknown comes to town to gab about his travels in this one-night only talk. 7/30 at 7. $56.50-$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

9 hours ago

Alinea Alums' Culinary Brewhouse to Open in Chicago

Eater reports that the new restaurant, which will be located at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. near the Lawrence Avenue Metra station, aims for a fall opening.

9 hours ago

Tour 165 Years of Chicago Houses in Five Minutes

Ravenswood's Abbott House at 4605 N. Hermitage (1891, Queen Anne), is immediately recognizable by its purple wood siding. In Old Irving Park, the John and Clara Merchant House (1872, Second Empire) in the 3800 block of North Kostner Avenue, gets a nod for its unusual four-sided mansard roof.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Ravenswood's Abbott House at 4605 N. Hermitage (1891, Queen Anne), is immediately recognizable by its purple wood siding. In Old Irving Park, the John and Clara Merchant House (1872, Second Empire) in the 3800 block of North Kostner Avenue, gets a nod for its unusual four-sided mansard roof.

    Tour 165 Years of Chicago Houses in Five Minutes
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Chicago's skyscrapers are total attention magnets, but at street level it's the houses that give the city its character. This slideshow, put together by the folks at Rent Cafe, features 165 years of Chitown's residential styles, from a gothic revival built in 1850 in Marquette Park to a contemporary/modern Bucktown home built in 2014.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

9 hours ago

Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week

8/1 at 7. Free. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln. bookcellarinc.com

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

7/30 at 7. $56.50–$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/anthony-bourdain

Through 8/1. Free. Kavi Gupta Gallery, 835 W. Washington. kavigupta.com

8/1 at 8:30. $10. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. ticketfly.com

    Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, July 29 through August 4, 2015 Readings: Celebrity cooking's foremost straight-shooter and the host of the lauded CNN show Parts Unknown comes to town to gab about his travels in this one-night only talk. 7/30 at 7. $56.50-$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

12 hours ago

Chekhov in theaters, 'Wait, Wait' in the park, Ari Brown at the MCA

...a.m. Registration $30 in advance, $35 day of event. Tree House Humane Society Headquarters, 1212 W. Carmen Ave.

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...way, at times, very very funny. Through Aug. 30. $20–$25 Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-3000

...trivia quizzes under the stars, plan accordingly. July 30, 7 p.m. Free. Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.

...lot from them. Through Aug. 16. $10-$25. Albany Park Theater Project at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., 312-443-3800

...of that honky-tonk charm. Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $39.50-$75. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 800-745-3000

...the food and award honors for Best Cuisine. Aug. 7. $85, VIP $135. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St.

...since Porchlight is staging “Dreamgirls” next April. Aug. 17, 7 p.m. $60. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St.

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The drawbacks of making an anonomous 911 call. Details: Sun Arrest/Police Activity @1700 bk Roscoe

We walked out of our door on Roscoe St near the Paulina Brown Line around 10am on Sunday, and there were 3 Police SUVs in front of our house with a black male suspect being detained with his hands on the back of the first SUV.

The police were accusing him of "denying everything". We continued walking to our car. As we were loading up our vehicle, we noticed an officer knocking on our neighbors door, then ours. My husband...

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We walked out of our door on Roscoe St near the Paulina Brown Line around 10am on Sunday, and there were 3 Police SUVs in front of our house with a black male suspect being detained with his hands on the back of the first SUV.

The police were accusing him of "denying everything". We continued walking to our car. As we were loading up our vehicle, we noticed an officer knocking on our neighbors door, then ours. My husband returned to our house to see what the officer needed. The officer informed him that they had received several anonomous calls regarding a man fitting the suspects description publicly masturbating around the neighborhood.

The officer then asked if my husband would be willing to press charges. As he hadn't witnessed anything, my husband declined. The officer was visibly annoyed and kept pressing, saying they couldn't charge him otherwise. My husband declined again, restating that he hadn't seen anything.

I'm not sure what happened after that as we went on our way, but for whatever it's worth, I wanted to post here stating that if possible, please do identify yourself when making a complaint to the police. If that man was the right suspect, he should be charged. If he wasn't, he shouldn't be falsely accused. Having the actual witness(es) come forward and identify him, would help to ensure the right thing is done here.

  • Joy Schaad long time resident of Graceland West (1992)

    I call 311 frequently to report street lights that are off. They routinely ask me if I would like to leave my name. I thought it was strange, as who calls in the issue is not relevant. But now see it is probably just 311 & 911 "policy" and not left to the staff member to decide relevance.

  • d3 NOH

    311 has nothing to do with 911. 911 has your name, number, address. I've seen it first hand, in the room you're calling, on the screen they're viewing. I've also seen printouts as the dispatchers see. 311 asks you because it's them entering it into a ticketing system fairly manually...

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    311 has nothing to do with 911. 911 has your name, number, address. I've seen it first hand, in the room you're calling, on the screen they're viewing. I've also seen printouts as the dispatchers see. 311 asks you because it's them entering it into a ticketing system fairly manually when you call (it's literally the same system you could enter it into if you went to the city's web site--I think soon to be replaced).

    Though, having said that, if you're calling 311 and they transfer you to 911, it's possible some of the info doesn't transmit vs if you had called 911 yourself, direct. It seems a bit unlikely these days, but wouldn't surprise me too much either. could find out though. I never call one to be transferred, "up here" we already have to call Evanston and they transfer us.

26 hours ago

Winning $850,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Purchased at Lake View 7-Eleven

The Lucky Day Lotto ticket was purchased at a Lake View 7-Eleven at 1415 W. Irving Park Road. The ticket matched all five numbers: 01-24-33-36-41.

    Winning $850,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Purchased at Lake View 7-Eleven
    Some lucky winner on the North Side has one year to claim the $850,000 prize from the Illinois Lottery's Lucky Day Lotto drawing from July 28. The Lucky Day Lotto ticket was purchased at a Lake View 7-Eleven at 1415 W. Irving Park Road. The ticket matched all five numbers: 01-24-33-36-41.
    http://patch.com

26 hours ago

Winning $850,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold at Lake View 7-Eleven

The Lucky Day Lotto ticket was purchased at a Lake View 7-Eleven at 1415 W. Irving Park Road. The ticket matched all five numbers: 01-24-33-36-41.

    Winning $850,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold at Lake View 7-Eleven
    Some lucky winner on the North Side has one year to claim the $850,000 prize from the Illinois Lottery's Lucky Day Lotto drawing from July 28. The Lucky Day Lotto ticket was purchased at a Lake View 7-Eleven at 1415 W. Irving Park Road. The ticket matched all five numbers: 01-24-33-36-41.
    http://patch.com

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