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Chicago Underground Comedy Beat Kitchen August 26
A benchmark for local stand-up comics takes the form of a slot at Chicago Underground Comedy—a weekly, curated showcase with the occasional former Chicagoan headlining. Think T.J. Miller, Hannibal Buress, Cameron Esposito, or John Mulaney.
Out of the Closets & Into the Exhibits Gerber/Hart Library June 15
The Gerber Hart Library and Archive will have an open house where several exhibitions will be on view, as well as objects from the archive.
Riff Mission Theater at iO Chicago June 08
Art Institute Block Party Art Institute of Chicago July 21
The second annual Block Party will be kicking off at the Art Institute of Chicago where the museum will have discussions, activities, and performances. Chicago Reader cover girl, Jamila Woods, will also be performing for a special event. »
Michael Morley's Never Quartet Project International Museum of Surgical Science July 16
Diane Alexander White presents her 1976 photos of the Pride Parade at the hotel, The Hoxton. PHOTO: Diane Alexander White »
Jesse Malmed is a curator and performance artist who will be screen reading at the DePaul Museum. Set against the backdrop of a film, or projection, Malmed when perform in front of the screen. »
Wet Cash Dark Tower Comics July 28
Stand-up with a very big twist. Each week, performers at this showcase can do anything they want. »
Set times:
1 PM Lala Lala
1:45 PM Ric Wilson
2:30 PM Chai
2:45 PM Bitchin Bajas
3:20 PM Cate Le Bon
4 PM Jay Som
4:15 PM Parquet Courts
5:15 PM Kurt Vile
5:15 PM Amber Mark
6:15 PM Stereolab
6:30 PM Freddie Gibbs
7:25 PM Belle & Sebastian
7:45 PM Jeremih
8:30 PM Isley Brothers
Set times:
1 PM Dreezy
1:45 PM Flasher
2:30 PM Black Midi
2:45 PM Tasha
3:20 PM Jpegmafia
4 PM Ibeyi
4:15 PM Clairo
5:15 PM Khruangbin
5:15 PM Amen Dunes
6:15 PM Whitney
6:30 PM Neneh Cherry
7:25 PM Charli Xcx
7:45 PM Snail Mail
8:30 PM Robyn
Extraordinary Popular Delusions Beat Kitchen January 14 4
Love All Potatoes The Franklin June 14
The alternative gallery space, The Franklin, will be hosting a group exhibition, LOVE ALL POTATOES with artists Jim Duignan, Claire Pentecost, and Melissa Potter. The artists will plant heirloom potatoes in various location (compost bins and a homemade garden cart) and develop this work into other projects.
Opening Reception: Ghost Sex M. LeBlanc June 22
Large scale works by Stevie Hanley will be exhibited at M. LeBlanc Gallery with an opening reception from 7-11PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6PM.
Oh Hell Yeah Mission Theater at iO Chicago June 22
Lincoln Lodge Lincoln Lodge December 19 2
For close to 15 years, one of Chicago's best comedy clubs wasn't even in a club. It was in the back of the Lincoln Restaurant, a modest diner in North Center where the Lincoln Lodge, the successful indie stand-up and variety show, set up shop. »

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