6 days ago

Pizzeria Bebu turns out pie-in-the-sky good pizza

...head cold of residential/retail overdevelopment. You need to take the Red Line or the #72 North Avenue bus to Pizzeria Bebu. Or ride your bike. Just don’t drive...

    Pizzeria Bebu turns out pie-in-the-sky good pizza
    There is no food more adaptable to the human requirement for joy than pizza. You can share it, hot and steaming, with your best friends, and it's near guaranteed that before you've finished, you'll all burst out laughing together for some reason or another.
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May 24

At Triumph Gallery, more than 150 artists counteract a GOP watch list

2055 W. Cermak

The neon-lit bar at Lawrence and Broadway, now a legendary jazz club, has been around for 107 years—and has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.

    At Triumph Gallery, more than 150 artists counteract a GOP watch list
    Late last fall, right-wing nonprofit Turning Point USA started a website called the Professor Watchlist, which singles out college professors who "discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda," according to a mission statement on its home page. Curator Ruslana Lichtzier was appalled by the site, so she decided to organize an exhibition in response.
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May 24

Aldermen agree to install 30 more surveillance cameras around Wrigley Field after Manchester bombing, and other Chicago news

...in Logan Square. The restaurant will be located in the former home of Analogue, at 2523 N. Milwaukee. Frillman, a veteran of Balena and Perennial Virant, will make the pastas in-house, and...

    Aldermen agree to install 30 more surveillance cameras around Wrigley Field after Manchester bombing, and other Chicago news
    click to enlarge Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Aldermen agree to install 30 more surveillance cameras around Wrigley Field after Manchester bombing The City Council's Budget Committee voted to use a $1 million grant from the Cubs to install 30 more surveillance cameras around Wrigley Field Tuesday morning, just hours after 22 people were killed by a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
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May 23

Updated May 23

Writer, drummer, and emcee Brian Costello closes the book on two decades in Chicago

...a free 12-hour party that kicks off at 2 PM at Madison Public House (2200 N. Milwaukee). Williams has corralled a bunch of talented buddies to perform with him, including Vic Spencer...

    Writer, drummer, and emcee Brian Costello closes the book on two decades in Chicago
    click to enlarge Having survived 20 Chicago winters since moving here from Florida in the late 90s, writer and musician Brian Costello is decamping for Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend.
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  • I suppose the end was the sad sad death of Shame that Tune. The Hideout will miss Brian.

May 23

American Writers Museum is just a dead writers society

Once past Palm, however, the museum, which opened last week on the second floor of a vintage office building at 180 N. Michigan, reveals itself as a friendly little place, a sort of populist literary arcade comfortably in tune with the era of Trump and Twitter.

The neon-lit bar at Lawrence and Broadway, now a legendary jazz club, has been around for 107 years—and has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.

    American Writers Museum is just a dead writers society
    click to enlarge The first exhibit you're likely to encounter at the new American Writers Museum is a temporary installation. That's a good thing, because it means that Palm: All Awake in the Darkness -a commissioned artwork meant to evoke poet W.S. Merwin's garden in Maui and consisting mostly of potted plants on wire shelves-will eventually be removed.
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May 23

Rising Star reveals a young Barack Obama who’s all too human

Jager and Obama lived together for three years in an apartment at 5429 S. Harper. They had, to put it mildly, a tempestuous relationship. He reportedly proposed to her twice...

    Rising Star reveals a young Barack Obama who's all too human
    click to enlarge Joe Wrinn / AP Photo / Harvard University As President Donald Trump came before the White House press corps last week to swear up and down that he hadn't colluded with the Russians to sway the U.S. presidential election, I finished plowing through Rising Star, David Garrow's massive new biography of Barack Obama.
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May 22

Laura Kipnis talks sex on campus, the House Music Conference, and more things to do in Chicago his week

Mon 5/22: This staged reading of the musical comedy Period Piece at MCL Chicago (3110 N. Sheffield) features Sarah Dell'Amico, Julie Marchiano, Rashawn Scott, Katie Rich, and more. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. 8:30 PM

Tue 5/23: This month the Girl Talk at Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) focuses on wrongful conviction with attorney Jennifer Bonjean, the Exoneration Project's Eva Nagao, and Mellon Sawyer fellow Deana G. Lewis. 6:30 PM

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...feminine passivity" of rape culture twice this week: Tue 5/23 at 57th Street Books (1301 E. 57th) and Wed 5/24 at Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan). (Last week Kipnis was named...

...23 at 57th Street Books (1301 E. 57th) and Wed 5/24 at Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan). (Last week Kipnis was named in a defamation lawsuit connected with the book, so these...

Wed 5/24: David Suro, Primitivo Rodriguez, and Kenneth I. Trujillo discuss the Mexican-American immigrant experience during the Borderlands Experience: Life as a Mexican-American Immigrant at Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th). 5:15 PM

Wed 5/24: Chicago rapper-producer Valee performs at Subterranean (2011 W. North). Leor Galil writes, "If you believe the claims in his breakthrough single, 'Shell,' he's...

Thu 5/25: Public Newsroom hosts this presentation of Closing De Facto, a Scrappers Film Group's documentary about the crisis at Chicago State University, at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington). A discussion with Chicago State professor Philip Beverly follows. 5:30 PM

Thu 5/25: Plucky Lush, a fund-raiser at Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted) for the dance theater Lucky Plush, includes appetizers, drinks, and a performance of excerpts from company's repertoire. 6-9 PM

    Laura Kipnis talks sex on campus, the House Music Conference, and more things to do in Chicago his week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Through 7/7: A dozen curators from artistic institutions across the city-including the Zhou B Art Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art, Woman Made Gallery, and more-collaborate on the group exhibit "Curators Create" at Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W.
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May 22

City introduces pro-immigrant ‘One Chicago’ campaign in response to Trump administration policies, and other news

New York-based burger chain Shake Shack will open its third Chicago location in Fulton Market Wednesday. The restaurant at 185 N. Morgan is just about five minutes away from the West Loop Kuma's Corner location, which will also open Wednesday. [Eater Chicago]

    City introduces pro-immigrant 'One Chicago' campaign in response to Trump administration policies, and other news
    click to enlarge Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Monday, May 22, 2017. City introduces pro-immigrant "One Chicago" campaign in response to Trump administration policies The city has launched the pro-immigrant "One Chicago" campaign with the slogan: "Three million residents, three million stories, one Chicago."
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May 19

South Side Craft Beer Festival, Andersonville Wine Walk, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 5/19: Local band Santah hosts Prom-A-Llama 2017 at 1st Ward (2033 W. North), a dance party featuring performances from Carlile, Santah, Glam Camp, Gramps the Vamp, and more. 7:30 PM-midnight

5/19-5/21: The Eifman Ballet of Saint Petersburg comes to the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress) to perform Red Giselle, Boris Eifman's ballet about famous 19th-century Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva. Fri-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2 PM

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Sat 5/20: During Cheap Thrills at Emporium Arcade Bar (2363 N. Milwaukee) local boutiques and artists—including Asrai Garden, Kokorokoko, and Unison Home—sell their goods at this market, which offers drinks, music, and tarot card readings. 11 AM-5 PM

Sat 5/20: As part of Chicago Craft Beer Week's festivities, the inaugural South Side Craft Beer Festival at Baderbräu Brewing Company (2515 S. Wabash) features 24 breweries, mostly from the south side of Chicago and the south suburbs. 2-6 PM

...20: Make magazine celebrates the release of its latest anthology, Make X, at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), with a "barbookque" of pulled pork and veggie burgers; a discussion with book contributors Kathleen...

Sat 5/20-Sun 5/21: Singer and pianist Norah Jones plays at the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State) tonight. Peter Margasak writes that "her voice has never sounded more full-bodied and expressive, and there’s an occasional undercurrent of turbulence." 8 PM

...explores the systems that surround us with "Turbulent Constellations," an installation at Carrie Secrist Gallery (835 W. Washington) of a mobile made up of more than 70 works on paper, large-scale drawings...

Sun 5/21: In Fine Spirits hosts the Andersonville Wine Walk to taste the best vino the neighborhood has to offer, including stops at Candyality, Martha Mae Art Supplies & Beautiful Things, Pastoral, and the Wooden Spoon. Things kick off at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark). 3-6 PM

Sun 5/21: Sunday Salon Chicago at Riverview Tavern (1958 W. Roscoe) features readings from Gint Aras, Re'Lynn Hansen, Leslie Parry, and Elise Paschen. 7 PM

    South Side Craft Beer Festival, Andersonville Wine Walk, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    This weekend there are boozy events on the north and south sides, and a little bit of everything else in between. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 5/19: Local band Santah hosts Prom-A-Llama 2017 at 1st Ward (2033 W. North), a dance party featuring performances from Carlile, Santah, Glam Camp, Gramps the Vamp, and more.
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May 18

Updated May 18

A craftier approach to Chicago Craft Beer Week

...5/20, 2-6 PM (VIP admission begins at 1 PM), Baderbräu Brewing Company, 2515 S. Wabash, $45 ($60 VIP), southsidecraftbeerfest.bpt.me...

...We're starting to realize why." Sat 5/20, 4-8 PM, Right Way Signs, 2333 N. Seeley, thehopreview.com, $35.   v

    A craftier approach to Chicago Craft Beer Week
    Chicago Craft Beer Week is back, and it's as overwhelming as ever: the first night alone features more than two dozen tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases, and other events. The length of CCBW has actually been scaled back slightly, to eight days (May 18-25)-down from the week and a half that's been the norm for the past several years-but the events still number in the hundreds.
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