10 hours ago

Chicago Shakes Brings Brilliant Irish Production of Waiting for Godot, a Play About Nothing

Waiting for Godot continues at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 700 E. Grand Ave., through June 3. Tickets are $66-88 for performances Tuesday-Sunday. There will be two performances on May 26, 31 and June 2.

    Chicago Shakes Brings Brilliant Irish Production of Waiting for Godot, a Play About Nothing - Third Coast Review
    You know the scene. "A country road. A tree. Evening" Samuel Beckett couldn't have been more succinct in the scenic direction for his existential classic, Waiting for Godot. That tree takes on mythic proportions as the play proceeds. Druid Theatre of Galway, Ireland, has brought its radiant production of Samuel Beckett's Godot to Chicago Shakespeare Theater for an abbreviated run....
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2 days ago

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/24 – 5/27

2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM – 50th Anniversary @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., Various times, All Ages

Scott Ligon’s Organ Freakout @ FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd., 7:00pm, 21+

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Per·i·pa·tet·ic Works by Caroline Liu @ The Silver Room, 1506 E 53rd St, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

Spectacle Release Party with Megan Rose Gedris @ Challengers, 1845 N Western Ave., 7:00pm, All Ages

Lo Rez CBW 2018 Day Party @ Lo Rez Brewing, 2101 S Carpenter St, 1:00pm – 7:00pm, 21+

Hidden In Plain Sight @ All Star Press, 2775 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00pm – 10:00pm, All Ages

Bangers & Lace and Solemn Oath Brewery Are Having A Street Fest @ Bangers & Lace, 1670 W Division St, Noon – 10:00pm, 21+

50/50: Beach Bunny, The Evening Attraction, Hala, The Slaps @ Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., 5:00pm – 10:00pm, All Ages

Sun Cop / Wavy ID / Cool Pollution / Daysee @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 8:30pm, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/24 - 5/27 - Third Coast Review
    It's Memorial Day Weekend! While many will be out and about traveling for festivities or staying home to grill out with the best of them, some of us are looking for something fun to do this weekend. So why not take on a concert, or an art show, or even chow down on some mole...
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4 days ago

Court Theatre’s The Originalist: Two Legal Intellects Skirmish From Political Extremes

The Originalist continues at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., through June 10. Running time is 100 minutes with no intermission. Buy tickets for $44-74 for performances Wednesday-Sunday. Phone 773-753-4472 for info. Find more about Court’s discussion series on The Originalist here.

    Court Theatre's The Originalist: Two Legal Intellects Skirmish From Political Extremes - Third Coast Review
    The Originalist profiles one term in the career of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Court Theatre production, directed by Molly Smith, proves that although Scalia may have been a "monster," as his opponents called him (to his delight), he was really a charming monster.
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5 days ago

In Refrigerator at First Floor Theater, We’re Depositing Our Consciousness … Somewhere

Refrigerator by First Floor Theater continues through June 9 at the Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee. The play runs about 100 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $10-20 for performances Thursday-Sunday.

    In Refrigerator at First Floor Theater, We're Depositing Our Consciousness ... Somewhere - Third Coast Review
    Refrigerator is a play about the future. A dystopian future, of course. Playwright Lucas Baisch speculates that some day we will be willing to get rid of our physical bodies and allow our consciousness to be uploaded to some digital memory bank in the sky.
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5 days ago

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/21 – 5/23

2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM – 50th Anniversary @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Various Times

Ladylike @ Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

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Slide Show @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 7:00pm, 21+

Sun Ra Birthday Celebration @ Rootwork Gallery, 645 W 18th St., 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Dirty Projectors @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 7:30pm, 17+

The Sea and Cake & James Elkington @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 7:00pm & 10:00pm, 21+

Between The Covers: A Bookstore Erotica Reading @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00pm

A Babely Bazaar 1 Year Anniversary @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm – 11:00pm, 21+

CHIRP Night w/Imelda Marcos and Comfort Food @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:30pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/21 - 5/23 - Third Coast Review
    Looking to fill your after work hours with something fun? Well, we have some ideas for the start of your week. Movies, talks, readings, concerts and a night market are all waiting for you to join in and enjoy! So don't let the beginning of the week be all work and no play, get out...
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May 17

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/17 – 5/20

Foxy Ed’s: A Mini-Bar @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave., 5:00pm, 21+

Pipeworks Recurring Pipedream Popup @ Emporium Pop Ups, 2367 N Milwaukee Ave, 6:00pm, 21+

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Trek To The Waterfall @ Sleeping Village, 3734 W Belmont Ave, 7:00pm, 21+

Emily Jane Powers, The Jellies, & Tarnynon Onumonu @ Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Anna Hasseltine: Unlikely Friends and Certain Enemies, 2415 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00pm -10:00pm, All Ages

Lil Bub’s Hello Earth Arcade Party @ Logan Arcade, 2410 W Fullerton Ave.,7:00pm, 21+

Deeper / Pool Holograph / Earring @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 9:00pm, 21+

Chicago Zine Fest @ Plumbers Union, 1340 W Washington Blvd., 11:00am – 6:00pm

Jessica Risker @ Reckless Records, 1379 N Milwaukee Ave., 2:00pm- 3:00pm, All Ages

Food Truck Social @ Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, All Ages

Red & Wild Feminist Prom @ The Living Room, 2423 W. North Ave., 8:00pm

Queen! with Todd Terje / Derrick Carter / Michael Serafini / Garrett David @ Smartbar Chicago, 3730 N Clark St., 10:00pm, 21+

Dumpster Tapes Presents: GOSH!, Clearance, Mia Joy, Courtesy @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/17 - 5/20 - Third Coast Review
    It''s another over flowing weekend for Chicago! There are just too many events going on in our amazing city that it's hard to keep up. Concerts, pop up, food trucks, conventions, and so much more! Don't forget to look at the rest of the calendar for even more things to do this weekend!
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May 15

Signs of Summer: Our Favorite Farmers Markets are Back in Business

The City of Chicago announced the official opening of all city markets last week in a kick-off program at Daley Plaza. This market is open every Thursday from 7am to 3pm at 50 W. Washington St.

    Signs of Summer: Our Favorite Farmers Markets are Back in Business - Third Coast Review
    You'd never know it's spring with our daily changes in weather. Chilly rainy days, brisk winds and the occasional warm day don't exactly say spring is here. Yet, we can always count on the arrival of our Chicago City Markets to get us over the winter blues.
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May 11

The Wizard of Oz at Chicago Theatre Can’t Quite Catch Movie Magic

The Wizard of Oz is playing at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., through Sunday, May 20. Tickets are $39-$129.

    The Wizard of Oz at Chicago Theatre Can't Quite Catch Movie Magic - Third Coast Review
    Based on the 1939 MGM Classic of the same name, The Wizard of Oz attempts to adapt the tale of one Kansas kid's quest to find the titular mage for the stage. And though the iconography and score remain largely intact, both purists and casual fans will likely find fault in the execution of this touring...
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May 10

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 – 5/113

Eric B & Rakim The Technique Tour @ The Patio Theatre, 6008 W Irving Park Rd., 7:00pm, 18+

MISSION: Elbo Room: Fay Ray, Flow Tone, Fiona Kimble, Stephen James @ The Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00pm, 21+

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Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:30pm, 21+

Flora Fauna Group Art Show @ Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N Western Ave, 7:00pm -11:00pm, All Ages

Kitten Forever / OvefOw / Vacuum @ Happy Gallery, 902 N California Ave., 7:00pm

Sunflower Bean & Dream Wife @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 9:00pm, 18+

Midwest Connect Residency: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat / Immigré / Puerko Yakaa Yayauhqui Pitzotl @ Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Renegade Craft Fair @ Halsted St. in Pilsen, 18th Street & Halsted, 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

NOW WHAT: The event is free and open to the public. The fair will be on Halsted St. in Pilsen Between W 18th St. and S Canalport Ave., giving you a great spot to shop and support DIY crafters.

Pilsen Murals Walking Tour @ Mexican Fine Arts Museum, 1852 W 19th St., 2:00pm – 4:00pm, All Ages

Andrew W.K. & The Kickback @ The Vic, 3145 N Sheffield Ave., 7:00pm, 18+

Speedy Ortiz / Nnamdi Ogbonnaya / Didi @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 9:00pm, 21+,

Third Coast Percussion @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 7:30pm, All Ages

Spaceface / Faux Furrs / The Voluptuals @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 - 5/113 - Third Coast Review
    The curated weekend is here and it's a big one! So big in fact that there are quite a few events in the calendar that just couldn't fit into this list. So when your done perusing these carefully selected event including concerts, comedy, art, and craft shows, check out the rest of the calendar for...
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May 10

Preview: Evgeny Kissin Returns with a Daring Program on Sunday

Evgeny Kissin will be playing this Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, 3:00 pm. $55-$180.

    Preview: Evgeny Kissin Returns with a Daring Program on Sunday - Third Coast Review
    A month following his appearance with the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Evgeny Kissin will return to Symphony Center on Sunday to offer a daring solo recital that is best described by a single word: bravado. In his youth, Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin was the rising star of the piano world.
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May 08

Preview: Third Coast Percussion to Premiere Paddle to the Sea on Sunday Evening

Paddle to the Sea will be premiered at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608, May 13, 2018, 7:30 pm. $23-$40.

    Preview: Third Coast Percussion to Premiere Paddle to the Sea on Sunday Evening - Third Coast Review
    Chicago's Grammy Award winning Third Coast Percussion will be offering a water-themed program that includes the world premiere of their new piece, Paddle to the Sea at Thalia Hall in Chicago on May 13, 7:30 pm. The four members worked together to compose the piece to be a live soundtrack of the 1966 film of...
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May 08

Prometheus Bound, a Greek Play Retold With Puppet Gods and Song

Prometheus Bound will run through June 10 at City Lit, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr. Tickets can be bought here or by phone at 773-293-3682. Tickets are $32 but $12 for students and military, $27 for seniors.

    Prometheus Bound, a Greek Play Retold With Puppet Gods and Song - Third Coast Review
    The retelling of classics, especially Greek fables and tragedies, is going through a revival in the contemporary arts and theater world. But what the makers of Prometheus Bound have that few other revivalists do is an actual Greek scholar as a playwright. Nicholas Rudall, Chicago's renowned classicist, was present front and center to see his...
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May 08

In Wake of Recent Tragedies, The Yard Shines With Brutal, Brilliant Columbinus

Columbinus continues at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted, through May 26. Tickets are $25.

    In Wake of Recent Tragedies, The Yard Shines With Brutal, Brilliant Columbinus - Third Coast Review
    Columbinus, directed by Mechelle Moe as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut series, is a must-see production, insomuch as words on the internet cannot do it justice. I read this script a few years ago, and I can attest that the play is a triumph on the page; the late PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam's docudrama about...
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May 07

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/7 – 5/9

Spring Intuit: ART BREWT A Benefit for Intuit @ Lagunitas, 2607 W 17th St., 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave., 6:00pm – 10:00pm

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100% Off Comedy Presents: Deluxe Editions @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

The Breeders @ The Vic Theatre, 3145 N Sheffield Ave, 7:00pm, 18+

Jessica Risker (Record Release) / Emily Ritz / Ty Maxon @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30pm, 21+

The Struts / The Glorious Sons / Spirit Animal @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St, 8:30pm, 18+

Sad Songs @ The Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/7 - 5/9 - Third Coast Review
    We made it folks! No more freezing temps (and hopefully no more hail), just some rain, wind, and whatever awkward weather Chicago wants to throw at us! So go out there and enjoy the music, charity events, and plays happening in the city! Let's give your week a fresh start!
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