Agenda Calendar

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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.
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.
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.
Baconfest Chicago UIC Forum March 31
The fest dedicated entirely to that beloved pork product includes three different sessions to choose from, each one featuring myriad chefs serving up bacon in every way imaginable.
Belongings Patron April 01
Paintings by New York-based artist Ryosuke Kumarkura. Opening reception Fri 4/1, 4-7 PM.
Both casual booze enthusiasts and professional mixologists can enjoy seminars, demos, tastings, and networking with some of Chicago’s most notable cocktail professionals.
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.
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.
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.
Childhood Fractured: A Live Narrative Awakenings Foundation Gallery March 31
This is the first in a six-part live painting series focused on sharing stories of childhood sexual abuse; the featured artists are Allen Vandever, Derek Hopkins, and Cheryl Manaligod. Discussion about the work follows.
Gods Do Handstands Chicago Artists Coalition March 31
Kaveri Raina's paintings depicting the struggle between her Indian and American cultures. Opening reception Fri 3/31, 6-9 PM.
Blek Le Rat: Ratical Vertical Gallery April 01
The gallery celebrates its four-year anniversary with work by Blek Le Rat, founder of the international stencil art movement. Opening reception Sat 4/1, 6-10 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.
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. »
Reverend Jesse Jackson UIC Student Center East March 29
The civil rights leader discusses political and social developments since the presidential election.
Jami Attenberg Book Cellar March 30
The author discusses her novel All Grown Up.
During this special Friday-night edition of the monthly show, the Reader's Ben Joravsky and the Sun-Times's Mick Dumke talk with congressmen Danny K. Davis and Luis Gutierrez about congressional resistance in the Trump era.
This Land Is Your Land Chicago Artists Coalition March 31
New work by three international artists: Azadeh Gholizadeh, Frances Lightbound, and Verónica Casado Hernández. Opening reception Fri 3/31, 6-9 PM.
Salonathon Alphawood Gallery April 02
This special pop-up version of the performance series features Erin Kilmurray, Quinn Tsan, Lucy Stoole, and more responding to the exhibition "Art AIDS America Chicago."
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.
Somnium Catherine Edelman Gallery March 03
An exhibition of work by French photographer Laurent Millet. Opening reception Fri 3/3, 5-7 PM.

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