Agenda Calendar

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I Shit You Not! Logan May 30
Local comedians and monologists share personal stories of inadvertent defecation. Michael Sanchez and Monte LeMonte host.
Late last fall, right-wing nonprofit Turning Point USA started a website called the Professor Watchlist, which singles out college professors who "discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda," according to a mission statement on its home page. Curator Ruslana Lichtzier was appalled by the site, so she decided to organize an exhibition in response. »
Post Filter Space May 05
Marta Zgierska's project exploring trauma, inspired by the artist's own experience surviving a serious car accident in 2013. Opening reception Fri 5/5, 6-9 PM.
Beatlemania Under the Gun Theater May 07
Audience suggestions inform improvised retellings of the Beatles' history.
Comedy group Huggable Riot presents an interactive sketch show all about drinking games.
An exhibition curated by Ross Jordan that looks at portrayals of a black president in visual culture, both historical and contemporary. Opening reception and curator tour Sun 3/26, 3-4 PM.
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?" »
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.
The Dead Know Everything Western Exhibitions April 15
Elijah Burgh's colored-pencil drawings exploring friendship, death, flags, gods, demons, and paradise. Opening reception Sat 4/15, 5-8 PM.
The Kates Book Cellar August 01 1
Stories, monologues, and more by this all-female comedy troupe and recent Best of Chicago winners.
Shulin Sun Evanston Art Center May 04
A collection of the Chinese artist's paintings and ink drawings inspired by nature. Opening reception Thu 5/4, 6-8 PM.
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A collection of historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, and more examining war, internment, resistance, and civil rights movements in 19th- and 20th-century America.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.
Tattoo Field Museum October 21
Is tattooing an art form? Answers vary. »
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. »
Eternal Youth Museum of Contemporary Art March 11
A group exhibition featuring works from the MCA's collection that explore youth and how its depictions respond to evolving social, cultural, and political climates, including Eddie Peake's Destroyed by Desire and photographs from Larry Clark's Kids series.
Glasur Stykker Volume Gallery April 15
A collection of Anders Herwald Ruhwald's ceramic objects. Opening reception Sat 4/15, 5-8 PM.
Natural Inclinations Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art April 07
A group exhibition of photographs generated on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Opening reception Fri 4/7, 6-9 PM.
A Stranger Still . . . Jean Albano Gallery May 05
New paintings from local artist Zack Wirsum. Opening reception Fri 5/5, 5:30-8 PM.
Paintings by Caroline Kent, Sofia Leiby, Suzanne McClelland, and Emil Robinson exploring means of communication. Opening reception Sat 5/6, 3-6 PM.
Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat. Art Institute of Chicago March 30
A comprehensive look at the work of video artist Zhang Peili, from his first pieces in the 1980s to videos made in the 2000s.
TJ & Dave iO Theater, The Mission Theater October 23
Veteran comedians TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi perform a long-form improv show each week.

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