Video Segment: The Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Watch the full segment from FOX here.
An important Chicago artist is getting his first solo exhibition in nearly 70 years. Todros Geller was an immigrant artist who depicted both the old country and his new adopted home. Chicago Tonight visited on opening day of the exhibition called “Strange Worlds.” Read the full story from WTTW here.
Hiding in a Chicago neighborhood, in what looks like just another apartment building, is a new exhibition space celebrating architecture and socially engaged art. Wrightwood 659 was once a three-floor walk-up on the city’s north side but is now a four-floor space with an outdoor patio on the top floor. Read more from Smithsonian.com here.
The culminating event of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Year of Creative Youth initiative, the festival will feature hundreds of local creatives showcasing their talents (dance, fashion, theater, music, spoken word, the visual arts, among others) throughout the Millennium Park campus on Saturday. Workshops, pop-up performances, DJs, mural painting and a variety of interactive activities, including performances from the […]
For one night only, dozens of Chicago musicians and vocalists gathered at Englewood’s Lindblom Academy for a tour de force of the city’s best known musical styles. Quantum Englewood is a journey through 100 years of South Side musical history. Watch the story from ABC here.
“One of Cirque du Soleil’s world-famous crews will soon be coming to Rockford as they perform “Corteo” at BMO Harris Bank Center April 5-8. Corteo made its premier in Montreal in April 2005. Since then the production has visited more than 60 cities in 19 different countries. “It was the first Cirque du Soleil show […]
Ameteur chefs competed side-by-side to see whose chili reigns supreme at the Heat It Up! Chili Cook-off in Rogers Park, with all proceeds from the chili cook-off benefiting local farmer’s markets and food access programs. The event raises tens of thousands of dollars every year. See more on WGN here.
With the best opera singers booked years in advance, getting soprano Ailyn Pérez for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Gounod’s “Faust” — just weeks before it opened — proved challenging. Pérez, who grew up in Elk Grove Village and now lives in Bloomingdale, had to cancel engagements in Munich and Hamburg to take […]
Former White House Correspondent Frank Sesno moderates Critical Conversations: “You’re responsible for the safety of your teachers and the students”
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership will host its first Critical Conversations event March 18. Moderator Frank Sesno discusses the program with WGN Radio’s John Williams here.
“When you grow up in the Black community, you learn to “rep your ’hood.” In I Puritani my duty and honor is to rep my ’hood and I’m not going to let something happen to somebody from my ’hood. In that moment, that feeling overrides my commitment to love. Like, if I have to take a […]