Agenda | Events | Calendar | Chicago Reader

Agenda Calendar

Today 10.20.17 Saturday 10.21.17 Sunday 10.22.17 Monday 10.23.17 Tuesday 10.24.17 Wednesday 10.25.17 Thursday 10.26.17
Jayna Zweiman: Welcome Blanket Smart Museum of Art August 09
For a while last winter, Jayna Zweiman was the most famous artist in America, although almost no one could identify her by name. But everyone saw her work. »
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.
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.
The sole character in Glen Berger's one-act, an anxious and depressed librarian played by Darren Hill, is something of a dramatic one-man band. He wears a mike and speaker around his neck, fumbles around setting up the only props (a projector screen and piece of brown paper), then furiously clicks through slides as he relays his obsessive search for the borrower of a book that's 113 years overdue. »
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.
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?" »
I Shit You Not! Logan May 30
Local comedians and monologists share personal stories of inadvertent defecation. Michael Sanchez and Monte LeMonte host.
A display of the museum's more than 30 million specimens including rare deep sea-dwelling creatures, fossil brains, and meteorites.
Saul Steinberg liked to call himself "a writer who draws," but during the 20th century few draftsmen could approach his inventiveness. In his drawings, Steinberg's lines seem to reinvent themselves as they progress, zigging when you expect them to zag, or disappearing abruptly just as they appear to be gathering steam. »
Uptown Poetry Slam Green Mill July 10
Featuring open mike, special guests, and end-of-the-night competition.
Boris, Helms Alee, Endon Thalia Hall October 23
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. »
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. »
Giselle Auditorium Theatre October 18
Joffrey Ballet presents the Chicago premiere of the classic 1841 ballet as adapted by Lola de Ávila, former associate director of the San Francisco Ballet.
Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno Second City E.T.C. January 12
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. »
Trap iO Theater, The Mission Theater August 24 1
David Pasquesi and TJ Jagodowski have been doing a long-form improv show called TJ & Dave together, off and on, for 12 years. The two of them get onstage at iO and look at each other for a while until something inscrutable is triggered and they start improvising. »
Works by Ed Paschke, 1969-2004 Ed Paschke Art Center July 03
Ed Paschke almost never took a vacation. The six days a week he spent at his Rogers Park studio painting the vibrant, haunting portraits that were his trademark was vacation enough, Paschke's son Marc once said. »
Warning, Thou, Vukari Reggie's Rock Club October 26

Tabbed Event Search