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She-Nannigans House of Beers, 16 W. Division St., hosts a bra drive for new and gently used women’s bras to benefit women...
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...of a discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.
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In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)
The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.
...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...
Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!
...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...
PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...
...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...
THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...
City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!
...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...
...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...
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“The Second City’s Fast, Loud & Funny” at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Second City takes on modern ridiculousness and aggravation.This article has 38 other Chicago locations (Show)
“Sadsacks and Wisecracks” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m. Weekly comedy showcase hosted by Natalie Jose. Headliner: Pat McGann. Featuring Jason Melton, AJ Lubecker, Bobby Condon and Shannon Noll. Music by Paul Karner (Ragged Claws, Meatbute).
“100 Proof Comedy” at Comedy Sportz, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. Features comedians who have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The TBS "Just for Laughs Festival" and more.
“The Cricket” at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Parody of spoken word showcases. You’ll never think of “The Moth” the same way again.
...The Interview Show” at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:00 p.m. Interviews with humor. Mark Bazer (of WTTW’s awesome, much-missed...
“Buzz Records” at Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. This musical comedy traces the ups and downs of indie band CLVTCH. Original music w/live band.
“The Comedy Bowl: It’s the most wonderful time of the year … ugh” at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. Comedy and trivia showcase hosted by Mona Abumishan. Featuring Benita Santillanes, Mickey Housley, Veronique Nikki Martinez and Ken Garr.
...Secrets, Lies and Alibis” at Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave., 8:30 p.m. “Sketches and games inspired by your secrets written and performed by...
Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Birth place of groundbreaking comedy. Tonight: Goodrich Gevaart, Adam Burke, Sonia Denis, Ross Kelly, Josh Cocks and Abby Stassen.
“Surprise Party” at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Free weekly showcase.
“Special Event: Supply and Demand” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Featuring Jeff Arcuri, Calvin Evans, Emily Galati, Drew Frees and more TBA. “Mix of the super famous with the next big thing … expect the unexpected.”
“Laugh Battle” at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. Tonight is the Winners Showcase of this improv/sketch competition.
“Comedians You Should Know” at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:00 p.m. Album release party for David Drake. Featuring Reena Calm, Marty DeRosa, Cameron Gillette, Matty Ryan and Jeff Steinbrunner.
Planned Parenthood Stand Up Benefit at The East Room, 2828 W. Medill, 9:00 p.m. With Reena Calm, Ali Clayton, Nickolas Rouley, Kristin Clifford, Natalie Jose. $5 donation at the door.
“Blind Bet” at The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Weekly showcase.
...Congrats on Your Success” at Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee, 7:00 p.m. I love when bookstores host free comedy events. Free beer from...
Kevin Williams at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m.
“N2O Presents: Gender By Us” at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Gender roles through a comedic lens.
“Stand Up Stand Up” at The Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave., 9:00 p.m. Free show. Free pizza. Weekly comedy showcase acclaimed by Splitsider.com and The Chicago Tribune.
“Barack All Night” at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 9:00 p.m. The President hosts a talk show where he can finally say what he really thinks.
...Parlour Car” at Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen, 9:00 p.m. New City just named Parlour Car “Best Comedy Night 2015” and...
Bridget Everett at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. When Bridget Everett takes the stage, she promises, "Some of you...
Jeff Steinbrenner at Access Chicago Realty’s “House of Laughs, 2256 W. North, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Nightly Show contributor Felonious Monk and featuring Pablo Rodriguez of the sketch group “Taco Flavored Eggrolls.”
9th Annual Witty Women Conference at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Readings from Amy Guth, Stacy Ballis, Claire Zulkey, Jen Lancaster and Wendy McClure. Early arrival recommended.
“The OMG Improv Nightmare Before Christmas” at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 8:00 p.m.
“Lincoln Lodge Showcase” at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. One of Chicago’s most renowned showcases. Tonight: Defiant Thomas Brothers, Reena Calm, Calvin Evans.
“VHS IV: The Return of the Tapes” at @North, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Featuring: Kevin White, Matt Riggs, Xavier Lamont, Kristen Toomey.
Barry Brewer at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Featuring Em Brown. Hosted by Marvin Mdubs Phipps.
"Just Dickin' Around" All Ladies Showcase at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. The JDA showcase is "a women-run, queer-friendly showcase that provides a safe, supportive space with a positive energy for our performers and guests." Also: free pizza!
“Pimprov” at CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Rd., 10:30 p.m. This famous night of comedy features pimps improvising. Back at CIC for a limited run.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Broadway Playhouse, Watertower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, 10:00 a.m.
...Paper Machete" at Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, 3:00 p.m. This weekly spoken-word showcase features comedians, actors and writers. Lots...
...Mortified” at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 7:30 p.m. “Everyday people read aloud their most embarrassing … teenage diary entries...
"The Two-Hour Comedy Hour" at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. Free showcase.
“The Revival Hour” at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 8:00 p.m. An hour of improv on the exact same corner where The Compass Players got their start.
“Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night” at Royal George Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, 3:00 p.m. Also Fridays and Saturdays. Written by Vicki Quade (Late Night Catechism).
Steel Panther at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:30 p.m. The parody glam metal band brings their “Well Hung-Over” Tour to Chicago.
...Arguments and Grievances” at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport, 8:00 p.m. This month’s debates: Peter-john Byrnes vs Cody Melcher (Christmas...
Comedy of Chicago Showcase at Henry’s, 18 W. Hubbard, 8:00 p.m. A showcase curated by comedyofchicago.com
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Busts of cultural figures were removed from the Garrick’s second-floor balcony. Some of them now adorn the entrance of the Second City building at 1616 North Wells Street.This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)
...holding placard) organized a 1960 protest to save Adler & Sullivan’s Garrick Theater Building at 64 West Randolph Street. Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Waters/Chicago Sun-Times; all other photos courtesy of the Richard...
...at least wanted to save their ornamentation. The 1958 razing of the 1883 house at 2147 West Lake Street began before Nickel could get there. Albert Sullivan’s house at 4575 South Lake Park...
...2147 West Lake Street began before Nickel could get there. Albert Sullivan’s house at 4575 South Lake Park Avenue, which his brother, the architect Louis Sullivan, designed in 1891. Nickel took this photo in...
...Merrill, in a failed effort to save Adler & Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Building at 30 North LaSalle Street. By the following March, he would tell his friend Tim Samuelson that he was ready...
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VIP tickets are still available for the ever-popular Last Speakeasy party at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park). In honor of the 82nd anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal, you can dance all night long and sip on Templeton rye cocktails. Buy $150 tickets here.This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)
The latest edition of the longstanding Farm Dinner at Lula Cafe (2537 N. Kedzie Blvd., Logan Square, 773-489-9554) will pair three courses with beverages from Geneva-based Penrose...
Sing and drink your way into the holiday spirit at Tack Room (1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-526-3851). For the next three Thursdays, they’ll be slinging seasonal drinks...
Construct the coolest gingerbread house at Freestyle Food + Drink (660 N. State St., River North, 312-943-0333) during their Gingerbrunch. The $40 promotional package, available every Sunday...
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There's no timetable for opening at 1500 N. Wells St.
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Through 2018 The Secret Lives of Objects. Get a glimpse of Ann Landers’s typewriter, Charlie Chaplin’s bamboo cane, and more historical paraphernalia.$12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.orgThis article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)
Through 2015 Persepolis: Images of an Empire. Explore the afterlife of the first Persian Empire through photographs, a video display, and satellite imagery from the Institute’s excavation in the 1930s. Free. 1155 E. 58th. oi.uchicago.edu
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Through 1/9 Barbara Kasten: Stages. Prismatic, abstract, and beautifully staged, the latest work by this Chicago photographer recalls such modernist masters as Calder and Miró. 4 W. Burton Pl. grahamfoundation.orgThis article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)
...t all bleak; using dramatic text on the walls, Dill considers refuge and forgiveness, too. 1104 S. Wabash. colum.edu
Through 12/20 Idol Structures. Photographer Matt Siber turns his camera to what he calls “advertising architecture,” the tall freestanding sign structures that, when photographed from certain angles, take on the appearance of totemic sculpture. 935 W. Fullerton. museums.depaul.edu
5020 S. Cornell. hydeparkart.org
Through 1/3 Mad as Hell: The Collages of Richard Saholt. Abused as a child and diagnosed with schizophrenia as well as posttraumatic stress disorder from World War II, Saholt died last year, leaving behind a large body of therapeutic art. 756 N. Milwaukee. art.org
...areas such as the Amazon and Bangalore to show art as a form of survival. 915 E. 60th. arts.uchicago.edu
...local artists. Folk art and 13 ofrendas (artistic altars) honor deceased artists and missing children. 1852 W. 19th. nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
...gives insight into his process, with architectural renderings and sketches from the last seven years. 5811 S. Ellis. renaissancesociety.org
...most freeing art movements. This show considers some of Germany’s masters: Kandinsky, Kollwitz, Schwitters. 5550 S. Greenwood. smartmuseum.uchicago.edu This article appears in the December 2015 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe...
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12/12 at 8 Based in New York, James Hoff intentionally infects his electronic music with computer viruses, playing musical host to these nefarious digital pathogens. Free. Graham Foundation, 4 W. Burton Pl. lampo.orgThis article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)
12/19–20 The addition of soprano soloist Amanda Majeski, who performed in Lyric Opera’s The Passenger this year, to the choir’s annual Messiah performance makes it stand out from the others in town. $30–$60. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org
...nuanced traditional favorites you’re likely to hear this season. $39–$61. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. cso.org
Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. cso.org
Constellation, 3111 N. Western. constellation-chicago.com
12/3 at 8 French accordionist Julien Labro accompanies the contemporary ensemble in a vibrant mix of Latin jazz and tango composed by Andrés Carrizo. Free. Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon. spektralquartet.com
...sabbatical. They’ll sing primarily from their holiday repertoire here. $5–$35. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn. chicagopresents.uchicago.edu This article appears in the December 2015 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe...
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Sedgwick at Locust rendering courtesy of Belgravia Realty Group
Construction crews have begun turning the site formerly home to Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church into the newest project by Belgravia Realty Group. Sedgwick at Locust (367 West Locust Street) will be a 6-story condo building with a 52-car parking garage, with electric charging.
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Last week, The Chicago Architecture Blog was at the groundbreaking ceremony for Niche 905 (905 North Orleans Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood.
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EveryBlock collects 26 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 60610.