5 days ago

The Best Music on Earth for Earth Day

Delbert McClinton at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 8 PM. $55 - $68.

   Merv Collins at Dannon Gallery, 1810 Central, Evanston. 6 PM.

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  Sue Fink,  Mark Dvorak, and Val Leventhal at Wishbone North, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM (or so, I guess).

Earth Day Show with the New Zeitgeist ansd Anna P.S. at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. $10.

6 days ago

Weekend: Ichi the Killer, Basket Case, Satanic Panic, Horror Music Jam

34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10. ($10 on Mondays & Tuesdays.) Horror selections include:

BASKET CASE - (April 13th & 14th) New 4K digital restoration. Back for another weekend of classic Henenlotter! Midnight Friday and Saturday. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

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SOUND OF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL - (April 14th from 7pm-9pm) 13 short films have been chosen and each scored by a different composer. Also includes a special late night program. Genres range from sci-fi to drama, comedy, and more. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625. (Event Page)

...it all went wrong. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

...anaglyph short Red Capriccio will screen beforehand. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637...

TERMINATOR 2: Judgment Day - (April 13th-16th at 11:10pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

Sinema Obscura Movie Night - (April 16th at 7pm-10pm) They'll be screening 15-minute segments of their favorite flicks including BAD ATTITUDE aka WHITE COP. Logan Bar, 2230 N. California, Chicago, IL 60647.

...event! Dress in your best punk rock, goth, or heavy metal attire. SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603...

...and horror-themed albums! Possible screening if things get rockin'. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

...ve explored ideas and dreams regarding society's relationships with technology. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Weekend: Ichi the Killer, Basket Case, Satanic Panic, Horror Music Jam
    Happy Friday the 13th, horror fans! While there aren't many F13-specific events going on in Chicago this weekend, Bucket O' Blood Books & Records is having a happy hour jam session at their store tonight where they'll be spinning horror records and drinking beer! The Music Box Theatre has some great older horror films screening...
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Apr 11

Q&A Interview With Dave Hause (Concert Preview: Friday, April 13, 2018 At FitzGerald's In Berwyn)

6615 Roosevelt Rd.

    Q&A Interview With Dave Hause (Concert Preview: Friday, April 13, 2018 At FitzGerald's In Berwyn)
    Headed back to town Friday night for a performance with his brother Tim at FitzGerald's, I spoke with Dave Hause about the songwriting process as he readies work on his fourth solo album, the influence of pop on it and much more... ...
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Apr 11

The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Organ

See this fantastic film on Thursday, April 12th! Located at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. Doors open at 7pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. All ages. Handicapped accessible. Vendors, free posters, and a charity auction for Vitalbridges.org.

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Organ
    Terror in the Aisles presents an evening of classic cinema with a screening of silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) starring the great Lon Chaney! Jay Warren (Silent Film Society of Chicago) will perform live organ accompaniment, making the viewing experience all the more rewarding.
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Apr 09

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: J. Young reaches five times; T. Miller dazzles; Pereda, Amaya, Alamo homer

...and the White Caps would pick up right where they left off after Saturday's 1-0 South Bend victory as Garrett  King and Erich Uelmen each looked brilliant shutting down the opposing offenses...

    Daily Cubs Minors Recap: J. Young reaches five times; T. Miller dazzles; Pereda, Amaya, Alamo homer
    AA Mississippi 5, Tennessee 3 Game Recap Oscar De La Cruz made his AA debut and things were looking good to start as he gave up just one run through four innings but four straight hits to begin the fifth chased him from the game. All four eventually scored.
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Apr 07

Spring is Cancelled - Music Isn't

   Andrew Calhoun and  Tom Kastle at Wishbone North, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.

February Sky at Molly's Cafe, 941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago. 7:30 PM.

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David Bromberg and Packy Lundholm at Old Town School, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. $45, but sold out, so you don't have to save up the $45.

    Spring is Cancelled - Music Isn't
    Never mind the terrible weather, the concerts are still all indoors. Tuesday, April 10. "Tragic Folk" on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, April 11. Stage Leftovers at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren, Woodstock. 7 PM. Friday, April 13.
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Apr 06

Weekend Horror: Basket Case, Murder in the Woods, C2E2, Walker Stalker

34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10. ($10 on Mondays & Tuesdays.) Horror selections include:

BASKET CASE - (April 6th & 7th) New 4K digital restoration. Classic Henenlotter! Midnight Friday and Saturday. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

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BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE [35mm] - (April 8th at 7pm) Dark comedy about a man driven to violence thanks to a barking dog. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host). Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

GOLDSTONE - (April 6th-12th) Crime thriller. Australian “outback noir” following the story of a detective investigating a woman's disappearance and finding himself deep in a rabbit hole of crime and corruption related to the case. Times vary. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL.

10th Anniversary Screenings at Nightingale - (April 4th-7th) Celebrate a decade of Nightingale cinema with a variety of screenings through April 7th (which is Home Video Day 1pm-5pm). 1084 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.

MACHETE - (April 6th-9th at 11:10pm) Danny Trejo at his finest! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

...happily in love. Part of their 23rd Annual Asian American Showcase. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

...Punk, Dave Bautista, Ricky Whittle, Troma Entertainment, vendors, and much more! McCormick Place (South Building), 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. Join Goldstar and get discount passes HERE...

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY - (March 2nd-April 15th) Adapted from Oscar Wilde's brilliantly disturbing novel about a truly vain man who is willing to sell his soul for permanent youth. The scene is set in NYC around 1970-1980. City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60660.

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - (April 12th) Silent with live organ by Jay Warren. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln.

Satanic Panic - (April 13th from 7pm-midnight) Good vs. Evil! 40+ visual artists, designers, and performers. Vendors, interactive characters, games, photo ops, and more. SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

    Weekend Horror: Basket Case, Murder in the Woods, C2E2, Walker Stalker
    Chicago horror fans have it good this weekend. Countless genre screenings, 35mm fun, several conventions, film festivals, and so much more. "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!" MOVIES: 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10.
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Apr 05

Zillow's home price Zestimate accuracy still sucks

Note that there are some huge errors in these anecdotal results, which reinforces my point above. You just never know when you are staring at a BS number. Like...check out the forecast for unit 520 at 550 N Kingsbury

    Zillow's Home Price Zestimate Accuracy Still Sucks
    People pay an awful lot of attention to Zillow's Zestimates of home prices and, to their credit, Zillow is constantly working to improve their valuation algorithm. In fact I think it was in June of last year that they launched their $1 MM Zillow Prize to be awarded to the team that could most improve...
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Apr 04

Baconfest Chicago 2018

Baconfest Chicago will be held at the UIC Forum, located at 725 West Roosevelt, Chicago. The fest includes three sessions: dinner on Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday...

    Baconfest Chicago 2018
    This weekend will herald the arrival of one of the most delicious events of the food-lover's year - the 10th Annual Baconfest Chicago! We here at Count Gregula's Crypt are also hex-cited to announce that Team Gregula will be providing creepy coverage of Chicago's premiere bacon festival for the THIRD yummy year in a row....
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Apr 03

Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?

Baconfest Chicago turns ten this year and it's hotter than ever. This year's fest, coming to UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, will feature over 140 restaurants, highlighting nearly 50 of the best chefs in the city.

Apr 02

Live from the Lounge at Wicker Park's Robey Hotel

Chicago's new hotspot, The Robey in Wicker Park sits high above the six corners intersection where Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenue meet. Known for its laid back attitude, indie spirit and trending bars and restaurants, the Wicker Park neighborhood is where hipsters and hipster want-a-bes hang.

2018 W North Ave.

    Live from the Lounge at Wicker Park's Robey Hotel
    Chicago's new hotspot, The Robey in Wicker Park sits high above the six corners intersection where Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenue meet. Known for its laid back attitude, indie spirit and trending bars and restaurants, the Wicker Park neighborhood is where hipsters and hipster want-a-bes hang.
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Apr 02

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 2-Sunday, April 8, 2018

Afterthoughts at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Comedians are on stage while their fellow comics write anonymous roasts...

CAMP Comedy at Village Tap, 2025 W. Roscoe, 8:15 p.m. Tessa Orzech hosts. Terence Hartnett, Aaron Klopfer, Zachery Boyce, Asia Martin, Kate Barron, and & CAMP's Samantha Berkman. Pre-show game at 8:15. Show at 8:30 p.m.

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Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Paper Machete at The Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 6:30 p.m. Live, free magazine with comedians, musicians, writers and other artists. Always a great line-up. Not just Saturdays anymore! Arrive early for seats. Follow link for line-up.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live starring Rachel Bloom at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. Sold out, but always worth checking with the theater.

Psychotic Break at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 8:00 p.m. “Chicago’s best mental illness and addiction themed variety show is back! Songs, stories and standup to keep away the darkness!” Upstairs at Schubas. Free.

Doppelganger (an international farce) at Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted, 7:30 p.m. Starring Rainn Wilson (The Office). Through May 27, but Rainn Wilson won’t be in all performances. Follow link for all details.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 2-Sunday, April 8, 2018
    Visitors in town: Nemr, Maria Bamford, Rachel Bloom and the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Weird Al with Chicagoan Emo Philips. Also returning to their hometown: Rainn Wilson and Jeff Garlin. At Zanies: Andy Woodhull, Ronny Chieng and John Caponera. Jeff Garlin's show is a special event at the Chicago Zanies on Sunday.
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Mar 31

March Madness Ends, Music Madness Begins

Mud Morgenfield at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 8 PM. $17 - $27.

Dona Herula and Rebecca Toon and John Abbey at Wishbone North, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7:30 PM.

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Simeon Peebler and Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers at Elevated Songwriter Series, 925 W. Diversey, Chicago. 8 PM. $10 - $15.

Robin and Linda Williams at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM. $24.

    March Madness Ends, Music Madness Begins
    Ok, the music has always been here, but it makes for a nice, flowing headline. Tuesday, April 3 Happy 2nd birthday to JWT. Festival mixer with a segment on baseball on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, April 4. Rachell Drew and the Bitter Roots at Fitzgerald's, 6615 W.
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Mar 30

Where's spring? See a preview at Macy's Flower Show

If you just can't wait, head to Macy's Flower Show, "Once Upon a Springtime" at their State Street Store (111 N. State)--now through April 8.

    Where's spring? See a preview at Macy's Flower Show
    Spring seems to be having a hard time finding its way to Chicago this year. With the coldest Easter in 22 years predicted for this Easter Sunday, April 1 (no April's fools). Locals are getting impatient. If you just can't wait, head to Macy's Flower Show, "Once Upon a Springtime" at their State Street Store...
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