Agenda Calendar

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Rhinofest Prop Thtr January 16
The Rhinoceros Theater Festival is billed as "Chicago's longest running fringe festival," but last year's edition took a different tack from the 27 before it. Or seemed to, anyway. »
A Closer Look at the Ordinary Catherine Edelman Gallery January 06
Work by Beiruti photographer Serge Najjar. Opening reception Fri 1/6, 5-8 PM.
Kapwani Kiwani: The Sum and Its Parts Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts January 20
The first American solo exhibition for Paris-based artist Kapwani Kiwani. Opening reception Fri 1/20, 6-8 PM.
Poor Jim Lehrer. Like those hapless souls in horror movies who somehow catch Satan's eye, the distinguished former PBS news anchor has stumbled into Mickle Maher's sights. »
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.
The Kates Book Cellar August 01 1
Stories, monologues, and more by this all-female comedy troupe and recent Best of Chicago winners.
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.
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. »
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A collection of historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, and more examining war, internment, resistance, and civil rights movements in 19th- and 20th-century America.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.
Riot Grrrls Museum of Contemporary Art December 17
My youngest sister moved to Chicago two years ago to study painting at Columbia College. As she develops her aesthetic, she's been looking to both art history and contemporary pieces for inspiration. »
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. »
Jamire Williams, Junius Paul Constellation February 24
Music For Merce Museum of Contemporary Art February 25
Uptown Poetry Slam Green Mill July 10
Featuring open mike, special guests, and end-of-the-night competition.
Architect and writer Vladimir Belogolovsky curated this exhibit exploring the purpose of architecture through text, audio recordings, images, and projections.
Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory Northwestern University Block Museum of Art January 21
What does it mean to "fix" something? If a bond—physical, social, psychological—is broken, can it ever truly be reconnected? »
Tattoo Field Museum October 21
Is tattooing an art form? Answers vary. »
I Shit You Not! Logan May 30
Local comedians and monologists share personal stories of inadvertent defecation. Michael Sanchez and Monte LeMonte host.
Dua Lipa, Ro Ransom Lincoln Hall February 24
Fackbuddies Den Theatre September 27
Longtime Chicago improviser Dina Facklis's new training program Chicago Improv Den is a tricky souffle either on the verge of rising or deflating. Facklis, an ImprovOlympic alum, started the Den last March, partly to create a troupe with an especially sharp focus on ensemble and emotional exploration and partly because, unlike iO and Second City, where students have to wait in order to perform, she sees training and performance as going hand in hand. »
Eddie Holman The Promontory February 26

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