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Sapphire Weinberg/Newton Gallery October 07
In this group exhibition, artists Anna Elise Johnson, Jason Pallas, Deb Sokolow, and Danh Vō react to the 2016 presidential election. Opening reception Fri 10/7, 5-8 PM.
Creating Shakespeare Newberry Library September 23
A literary exhibit exploring Shakespeare's life and influence through his own works and the work of actors, writers, printers, artists, and filmmakers he inspired. Part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago.
Graphic Relief Awakenings Foundation Gallery October 13
Being catcalled on the street is annoying. It makes you feel exposed and unsafe. »
Does a "master drawing" have to be drawn by a master? What is a "master drawing"? »
Chicago Underground Comedy Beat Kitchen August 26
A showcase.
Drunk Science The Comedy Bar July 29
Sean Flannery is distinctly qualified to host a show like Drunk Science, a multimedia stand-up revue dedicated to the science behind getting wasted. And we should know: the Reader named Flannery "Best Drunk" in the 2014 Best of Chicago issue, something he acknowledges by showing the audience that you can't google "Sean Flannery" without the search engine asking, "Did you mean Sean Flannery drunk?" »
3033 iO Theater July 14
A comedy supergroup consisting mainly of former members of People of Earth, 3033 creates some of the liveliest, most consistently solid improv around. Unlike most troupes at iO, 3033 doesn't stick with the Harold improv format. »
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera Northwestern University Block Museum of Art September 17
Photographer Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong and participated in the downtown Manhattan art scene during the 1980s. This biographical information is reflected in his work, primarily photographs he took of himself in a Maoist uniform standing in front of such famous landmarks as the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. »
Dateline: Bronzeville Rebuild Foundation, Stony Island Bank September 30
This collaboration between the Rebuild Foundation and Video Game Art Gallery spotlights the work of Bronzeville artist Philip Mallory Jones and the title video game, in which a newspaper columnist solves a mystery in the south-side neighborhood. The exhibit includes screenshots, historical material, and a playable vignette of the game. »
Inspired by Social Issues Bridgeport Art Center November 18
Lelde Kalmite curates this group show featuring works by local male artists of color. Opening reception Fri 11/18, 7-10 PM.
Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College October 20
Artist Iké Udé's photography of Nigerian film stars. Opening reception Thu 10/20, 5 PM.
Brick by Brick Museum of Science and Industry March 10
Brick by Brick: Find Your Inner Builder is a new yearlong exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. Its subject? »
Felt iO Theater August 13 1
This adult-oriented improvised puppet show by the Atticus Finch ensemble suggests bitter, rejected prototypes of Elmo, Chewbacca, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Crank Yankers/Muppets characters ganging up in a dark alley off Sesame Street. The performers display sophisticated physical control as they wield the puppets from behind the curtains of a bi-level ministage. »
Lincoln's Undying Words Chicago History Museum April 14
The Chicago History Museum presents an exclusive look at some of Abraham Lincoln's most famous speeches and the cultural impact they have today.
City of Ideas: Architects’ Voices and Visions Chicago Design Museum October 28
Architect and writer Vladimir Belogolovsky curated this exhibit exploring the purpose of architecture through text, audio recordings, images, and projections.
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present" is perhaps the most outstanding major exhibition the Art Institute has displayed during the past few years. The subject, Laszló Moholy­-Nagy, a Hungarian artist who was based in Chicago for most of the last decade of his life, was a prominent professor in the Bauhaus school, and made a significant contribution to contemporary art and design. »
Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier Chicago History Museum October 22
An exhibit celebrating the work of Chicago couturier Main Rousseau Bocher (otherwise known as Mainbocher), who designed outfits for everyone from the Duchess of Windsor to the Girl Scouts.
Tattoo Field Museum October 21
Is tattooing an art form? Answers vary. »
Broken Journey Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum May 06
When you walk into the second-floor gallery space of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum you might be surprised to see Art Fox's photographs of birds literally hovering off the wall. For the exhibition "Broken Journey," instead of being displayed in a standard gallery presentation—where the artworks are positioned flush against the wall—15 of Fox's images are hung with wire to appear as if they are floating. »
TJ & Dave iO Theater, The Mission Theater October 23
Veteran comedians TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi perform a long-form improv show each week.
Super Human iO Theater August 28 2
Five women storm the stage. Over the loudspeaker Philadelphia-bred rapper Khia sings of her neck and her back and two specific parts of her nether regions while the ladies hump the air and pound the walls—one even does a handstand. »

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