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Monday, August 13, 2018

Confest 2018 and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Posted By on 08.13.18 at 06:00 AM

Pillowtalk, presented at Confest 2018 - WALTER WLODARCZYK
  • WALTER WLODARCZYK
  • Pillowtalk, presented at Confest 2018

There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:

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Friday, August 10, 2018

BlacKkKlansman and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Posted By on 08.10.18 at 06:00 AM

Adam Driver and John David Washington  in BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman

There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Nikka Costa at City Winery and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Posted By on 08.06.18 at 12:28 AM

Nikki Costa - MATTHEW WELCH
  • Matthew Welch
  • Nikki Costa

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Taylor Bennett at Lollapalooza and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Posted By on 08.02.18 at 09:09 AM

Taylor Bennett at Navy Pier - THOUGHTPOET
  • ThoughtPoet
  • Taylor Bennett at Navy Pier

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Monday, July 30, 2018

The film Eighth Grade and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Posted By on 07.30.18 at 06:00 AM

Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade
  • Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Manuel Cinema's The End of TV and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Posted By on 07.27.18 at 06:00 AM

The End of TV - JUDY SIROTA ROSENTHAL
  • JUDY SIROTA ROSENTHAL
  • The End of TV


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Chicago postpunks Negative Scanner don’t have to stay DIY anymore—they just like it too much to stop

Posted By on 07.25.18 at 06:30 PM

Negative Scanner: Tom Cassling, Nick Beaudoin, Rebecca Valeriano-Flores, and Matt Revers - VITA PHOTO
  • Vita Photo
  • Negative Scanner: Tom Cassling, Nick Beaudoin, Rebecca Valeriano-Flores, and Matt Revers

I feel fortunate to have retained any memory at all of seeing Negative Scanner guitarist and singer Rebecca Valeriano-Flores fronting her first band, Tyler Jon Tyler, at the Empty Bottle ten years ago. I'm foggy on the details—I doubt I could even tell you who else was on the bill that evening—but I absolutely remember coming to the conclusion Valeriano-Flores was a force to be reckoned with. Her bellowing voice wasn't just a hair-raising surprise coming out of someone so small, it also flat-out commanded your attention. I was sure that wouldn't be the last time I'd see her own a stage, whether in a club or a basement.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

The film Sorry to Bother You and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Posted By on 07.23.18 at 06:00 AM

Sorry to Bother You
  • Sorry to Bother You

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Friday, July 20, 2018

The Pitchfork Music Festival and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Posted By on 07.20.18 at 06:00 AM

How many of this year's Pitchfork acts can you identify in this illustration? - JASON WYATT FREDERICK
  • JASON WYATT FREDERICK
  • How many of this year's Pitchfork acts can you identify in this illustration?

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Chicago soul singer Christian JaLon wants you to know what love means to her

Posted By on 07.19.18 at 11:45 AM

Christian JaLon - MATT HARVEY
  • Matt Harvey
  • Christian JaLon

Growing up in the church is a common backstory for black R&B and soul musicians. The choir director is often their first vocal coach, and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" is often the one of the first songs they learn, second only to the ABCs. For Chicago soul artist Christian JaLon, the church is a house of worship, a springboard into musicianship, and something greater than both—it's the home of love.

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The Sea & Cake, Moonrise Nation Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
August 16
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Batushka, Chasm, Suffering Hour Reggie's Rock Club
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