We all have 'em: hilarious or embarrassing public transportation stories. In a city like Chicago, it's pretty hard not to have heard a transportation story or two that will permanently be etched into your brain. If you haven't heard a good one in awhile Read more

Formal | Loose | Painting

This Thursday is our opening reception for our latest exhibit, Formal | Loose | Painting. Join us for refreshments, to speak with the curator, Jennifer Murray, and of course, to appreciate the contemporary abstract art! This event is FREE and will be held in the Ralph Read more

fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life

The time has finally come! Our third mainstage production, fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life will be featured on our Newhart Family Theatre stage these next two weekends! Join us for this contemporary play that explores cyber-bullying, homophobia and the complexity of being a Read more

Prism Walls: Sexual Identity and the Expression of Desire

This Thursday the Newhart Promenade will be featuring our new gallery exhibit, Prism Walls: Sexual Identity and the Expression of Desire. Join us for this FREE event from 5 - 6:30 PM to get a first look at the art which examines the moment when self-preservation and the Read more

Ancient Greek Shenanigans

Posted on by Halligan Kilroy Posted in Around Town, Theatre | Leave a comment

antagonickSideshow Theatre Company presents Antigonick, showcasing the ancient Greek tale of Antigone and her two late brothers. For those of you who aren’t die-hard english majors, let me provide a brief history of this infamous myth:

We all remember the story of Oedipus Rex and his accidental incestious relationship with his mother, right? Basically this highly regarded King of Thebes unknowingly kills his pops, and proceeds to bear a child with his mother; that child is named Antigone. After Oedipus connects the dots and realizes he has inadvertently procreated with his mother, he blinds himself and requires assistance getting around for the remainder of his life. During this time, Antigone’s two brothers quarrel over who would be the new King of Thebes– both men are murdered, and their Uncle Creon reigns supreme. Antigone is faced with a moral dilemma when Creon declares that only one brother can be buried.

This performance is presented by Sideshow Theatre Company, and will run from March 1 through the 5, with tickets going for $10. Click for more information regarding the show, or to purchase tickets today!


Atmospheres I: An Object Roundtable

Posted on by Layne Hillesland Posted in Around Town, Free | Leave a comment

Sticking around Chicago for your “spring” break? Check out the Smart Museum of Art on Tuesday, March 3 for a round-table discussion about nine works from the Smart Museum’s collection.

This discussion goes from 1-2:30 PM and includes presentations from Nancy Kawalek, Benjamin Morgan, Emily Osborn and many more.

If you’re interested in attending, RSVP to aleonard@uchicago.edu. Space is limited so sign up quickly! For more information about this event, click here. 

Silk Road Ensemble With YO-YO Ma

Posted on by Sarah Ali Posted in Around Town, Music | Leave a comment

The Silk Road Ensemble joined with creative director YO-YO Mama is coming to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Silk Road ensemble brings together musicians and composers from over 20 countries. Celebrating their 15th anniversary, this concert features new music from the group as well as commissions by acclaimed composers.

The show is March 6 at 8 PM. Tickets start at $80 and can be purchased here.