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The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery


Like many of us, Ted Geisel felt unfulfilled by his day job. Does it matter that, as Dr. Seuss, Geisel produced some of the world's most beloved picture books and introduced generations of children to the pleasures of reading? For the sake of his young audience, Dr. Seuss had to keep his drawings simple and his color palette limited. But before he'd gone to work as a commercial illustrator, Geisel had trained as a fine artist. So late at night, he painted. He experimented with color and style and more adult themes. He hung his "midnight paintings" in his house in La Jolla, California, but didn't want them released into the world while he was still alive. Continue reading >>

Water Tower Place (map)
835 North Michigan Avenue
Other North The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery


Kick Punch Stand Up

Open run: Fri 8 PM

A BYOB stand-up showcase hosted by Rebecca V. O'Neal, Mike Sheehan, and Alex Stone.

G-Mart Comics (map)
2641 N. Kedzie
Logan Square
phone 773-384-0400


the Vic (map)
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
phone 773-472-0449


Maxwell Street Market

7 AM - 3 PM

Do you enjoy chomping on a fresh churro while sifting through weathered tools, ball caps, and odds and ends? Of course you do.
Maxwell Street Market (map)
800 S. Des Plaines St
South Loop
Maxwell Street Market


Saturday Gallery Tour

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
phone 312-649-0065

This week a representative from Marx-Saunders Gallery will lead the tour to Stephen Daiter Gallery, Printworks Gallery, Jean Albano Gallery, and Marx-Saunders. Meet at the Starbucks at Chicago and Franklin.
Starbucks (map)
750 N. Franklin St.
River North
phone 312-274-0092


God, Sex & Death Variety Hour

First Wednesday of the month: 7:30 PM

Many a mental health professional advises that if you're really afraid of something, the best thing to do is confront your fear. That's sort of what comedian/musician Danny Black is up to with the God, Sex, and Death Variety Hour. During his opening monologue at the August show, Black, who plays host, admits he's terrified of death but swears that "talking about it makes it better." In reference to the god part, Black says he had a religious experience on a retreat once—god spoke to him, obviously—but he mostly ignored it at the time; so giving the guy (or gal) a nod now seems like the polite thing to do. The inclusion of sex as a topic—at any time, in any universe—seems self-explanatory. Continue reading >>

Schubas (map)
3159 N. Southport Ave.
phone 773-525-2508
God, Sex & Death Variety Hour


Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything

Open run: Tue 8 PM, Sat-Sun 4 PM

A collection of scenes and songs that seeks to cover everything you learned in college. $24-$29

Up Comedy Club (map)
230 W. North Ave.
Old Town
phone 312-337-3992


City Winery (map)
1200 W. Randolph St.
Near West Side
phone 312-733-9463


The Wizard of Oz

11/7-1/4: Tue-Sun, 10 AM and 12:30 PM

Musical based on the classic 1939 film. $15

Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire (map)
10 Marriott Dr.
Suburbs Northwest
phone 847-634-0200


Second Sundays

Second Sunday of every month, 1-4 p.m.

Art activities and performances.

Hyde Park Art Center (map)
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Hyde Park
phone 773-324-5520


Kiss Kiss Cabaret

Open run: Fri 11 PM

The tone and pace are just right in this late-night burlesque show. Doubling as affable emcee Max Flattery, director Chris Biddle keeps the evening fresh with a rotating line-up of erotic dancers, campy acts, and nerdy comedians. Striptease routines satisfy a wide range of PG-13 fetishes, sometimes in unconventional ways. Teddy Bare's absinthe fairy number, for instance, incorporates modern dance elements not typically associated with the bump-and-grind. The result is an eclectic blend of steam, smart humor, and shtick. If Biddle and company can maintain momentum, Kiss Kiss Cabaret has what it takes to become a cheeky Chicago staple. —Dan Jakes $15 online in advance, $20 at the door

Greenhouse Theater Center (map)
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincoln Park
phone 773-404-7336

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti


The exhibit consists of 300 ceremonial objects culled from the 2,000-piece Lehmann Collection, now held by the Foundation for the Preservation, Enhancement and Production of Haitian Cultural Works in Pétion-Ville, Haiti.

Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410


The City Lost and Found


A look into the architecture and urban planning of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s.

Art Institute of Chicago (map)
111 S. Michigan Ave.
phone 312-443-3600
The City Lost and Found


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