Agenda Calendar

Today 03.27.17 Tuesday 03.28.17 Wednesday 03.29.17 Thursday 03.30.17 Friday 03.31.17 Saturday 04.01.17 Sunday 04.02.17
Thomas Frank Seminary Co-op Bookstore March 27
The author discusses his book Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
Jay Chandrasekhar Music Box March 28
Volumes Bookcafe hosts comedian Jay Chandrasekhar, who'll discuss his memoir, Mustache Shenanigans.
Uncommonplace Gallery19 March 24
Artists Juan Fernandez, Peter Harris, and Alyssa Dennis interpret what it means to be "at home." Opening reception Fri 3/24, 6-9 PM.
I Shit You Not! Logan May 30
Local comedians and monologists share personal stories of inadvertent defecation. Michael Sanchez and Monte LeMonte host.
Context 2017 Filter Space March 03
A group photography exhibition curated by Natasha Egan, executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Opening reception Fri 3/3, 6-9 PM.
Merce Cunningham: Common Time Museum of Contemporary Art February 11
You'd never mistake Merce Cunningham for a traditionalist. A tap dancer growing up, the striking, hollow-faced innovator of postmodern movement is credited with creating some of the most influential and radical dance-theater works of the mid to late 20th century. »
Annoyance Film Night Annoyance Theatre March 01 1
Proving its expertise goes beyond live theater, the Annoyance kicks off a monthly movie night featuring screenings of local independent films. Tonight's lineup includes Harry Bauer's The Video Transmissions of the Frequently Captured Buck Pirate, Robert Carnilius's Forever Diamond and McTucky Fried High, and Gerard Jamroz's experimental short We Are the Binary.
It's Happening Links Hall at Constellation March 27
The variety show hosted by Bill Bullock features comedy from Cleveland Anderson and Deanna Ortiz, music from Carlile, and dance from Darling Shear, Jessica Marasa, and Nora Sharp.
The Girl Talk Hideout March 28
This month the talk show that features "Chicago women doing cool things" invites Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx to discuss topics such as working in the male-dominated justice system.
Check, Please Crowd Theater March 29
Steven King records his first stand-up special, featuring performances from Dane Arden, Megan Stalter, Bobby Condon, Nicky Martin, and Reena Calm.
Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno Second City E.T.C. January 19
In the weeks and now days leading up to the inauguration, it seems like the jokes about Trump and the current state of our political climate are basically writing themselves. Between rumors of golden showers and the president-elect's meeting with Steve Harvey, it sometimes feels as if we're all living in one long political sketch. »
If You Remember, I'll Remember Northwestern University Block Museum of Art February 04
A collection of historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, and more examining war, internment, resistance, and civil rights movements in 19th- and 20th-century America. Opening reception Sat 2/4, 10 AM-4 PM.
Mirror Face Cleve Carney Art Gallery March 09
Autobiographical paintings, drawings, and comics by Christa Donner, Sarah McEneaney, and Keiler Roberts. Opening reception Thu 3/9, 11 AM-1 PM.
Maxwell Street Market Maxwell Street Market July 01
Do you enjoy chomping on a fresh churro while sifting through weathered tools, ball caps, and odds and ends? Of course you do.
Their Funeral, Our Dance Floor Shane Campbell Gallery March 25
New works by local artist David Leggett.
Taco Tuesday Lagunitas Brewery March 28
This dinner, which includes tacos from Taqueria Los Comales and music by Pool Holograph, raises funds for Deborah's Place, an organization that provides support for homeless women.
Re-run: A History of Policing in Chicago, 1850-2017 Chicago Literary Alliance March 29
SURJ Chicago presents this discussion looking back at the history of policing in Chicago.
Art AIDS America Chicago Alphawood Gallery December 15
A shuttered branch of MB Financial Bank sits on the northeast corner of Fullerton and Halsted. It's a bland, corporate, auburn brick building with rectangular aquamarine glass windows that's unmistakably a dispiriting white-collar business. »
In Taverns Hume Chicago March 18
A collection of Dmitry Samarov's paintings from nights out at Rainbo Club, Skylark, and Bernice's Tavern. Opening reception Sat 3/18, 6-10 PM.
A display of the museum's more than 30 million specimens including rare deep sea-dwelling creatures, fossil brains, and meteorites.
Both casual booze enthusiasts and professional mixologists can enjoy seminars, demos, tastings, and networking with some of Chicago’s most notable cocktail professionals.

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