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Tales of the Journey

What: Tales of the Journey CD Release Party When:  Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Where:  Citlalin Gallery, 2005 S. Blue Island Ave. FREE.  

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Shen Yun Show

After playing to sold out houses in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Houston, London, Berlin, Paris and Taiwan, Shen Yun Performing Arts will return to Chicago with all new 2016 program for three performances at the Rosemont Theatre February 13-14, and one performance at Civic Opera House March 15. The New York-based […]


Los Vicios de Papa

Chicago’s very own Los Vicios de Papa, known for their own unique brand of Latin Ska fusion will be playing a free show to kick off the new year. When: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m. Where: Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. For more info visit oldtownschool.org.   

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“Endangered Species”: A one-man exhibition by Chicago Artist Mark Nelson

Prospectus Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of Chicago-based artist, Mark Nelson. Mr. Nelson, an artist and educator has been a resident of Chicago since 1984 where he arrived from the Panama Canal Zone, Republic of Panama to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His work was shaped by his […]

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Bridgeport brought the beef in first ever competition

The beef lovers of Bridgeport came together for a night of thrills, laughs and celebration of the local restaurants and eateries that showcase the neighborhood’s delectable dishes.  Last Saturday, the inaugural Bridgeport’s Got Beef Italian beef competition was an indisputable beef battle royale, which took place at Co-Prosperity Sphere located at the intersection of 32nd […]

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Bridgeport’s Got Beef competition

The Best Italian Beef Sandwich in Chicago will be decided Saturday, Nov. 14, (3-5:30 p.m.)in WLPN 105.5 Lumpen Radio’s first-ever “Bridgeport’s Got Beef” competition, featuring a “beef battle” broadcast live in front of a studio audience. The event will take place at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, at 3219 South Morgan Street, in Bridgeport. Eight local beefs will be judged by […]

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Villarte celebrates artists old and new as festival turns 10

What’s in a neighborhood?  Art can be a beautiful way to document who we are, wherever we are, at a particular moment in time.  Neighborhood artists, homegrown and transplanted, unite in inviting, colorful spaces connected to our everyday lives: the tattoo shop, the community center, the library.  The intersection of the art and the communal […]

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Husband-wife duo take their talent to the streets

When a mural popped up on 47th Street a few weeks ago, I had to do a double take. Were the artists who painted the new public masterpiece local? What inspired them? Would they be painting more murals in the neighborhood? These and other questions swirled around in my mind when I noticed the artists […]

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5th Annual Villapalooza Music Fest

Don’t miss the 5th annual Villapalooza Music Fest Saturday, Sept. 5 from 12-10 p.m. at 26th and Central Park.  For more info visit www.villapalooza.org.


Midnight Circus in the Parks citywide tour kicks off this weekend, runs through October

The internationally-renowned Midnight Circus is back for the annual Midnight Circus in the Parks citywide tour, kicking off this weekend in Grand Crossing Park and running for eight consecutive weekends, concluding in Welles Park on October 18 (ticket and location details below).  Fresh off a triumphant run at the world-famous Montreal Circus Festival, where they […]