Agenda Calendar

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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.
Beatlemania Under the Gun Theater May 07
Audience suggestions inform improvised retellings of the Beatles' history.
A Stranger Still . . . Jean Albano Gallery May 05
New paintings from local artist Zack Wirsum. Opening reception Fri 5/5, 5:30-8 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A collection of historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, and more examining war, internment, resistance, and civil rights movements in 19th- and 20th-century America.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.
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?" »
Smoke, Nearby Museum of Contemporary Art April 15
An exhibition of Tania Pérez Córdova's sculptures.
The Kates Book Cellar August 01 1
Stories, monologues, and more by this all-female comedy troupe and recent Best of Chicago winners.
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.
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. »
Everything Is Fluid Chicago Art Source Gallery April 06
New ink and watercolor works by New Jersey-based artist Ruth Hamill. Opening reception Thu 4/6, 5-7 PM.
Kilimanjaro: The Last Glacier Schneider Gallery May 05
Ian van Coller's photographs from his expeditions with climate change researchers studying disappearing glaciers. Opening reception Fri 5/5, 5-7:30 PM.
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. »
A display of the museum's more than 30 million specimens including rare deep sea-dwelling creatures, fossil brains, and meteorites.
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 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.
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.
Girl Play Johalla Projects April 28
A collection of Chicago-based artist Marzena Abrahamik's photographs exploring intimacy and female friendship. Opening reception Fri 4/28, 7-10 PM.
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.
TJ & Dave iO Theater, The Mission Theater October 23
Veteran comedians TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi perform a long-form improv show each week.
Congrats on Your Success Uncharted Books January 03
Rebecca O'Neal hosts this BYOB comedy show that features local stand-ups and is, curiously enough, operated out of a used bookstore.
Lincoln Lodge Subterranean December 19 1
For close to 15 years, one of Chicago's best comedy clubs wasn't even in a club. It was in the back of the Lincoln Restaurant, a modest diner in North Center where the Lincoln Lodge, the successful indie stand-up and variety show, set up shop. »

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