Half Acre has announced the latest round of its scavenger hunt and it isn't easy. The North Side brewery is offering an early tour of its new Bowmanville brewery for the first person to solve this riddle.Read more
Victory Gardens Theater will swap out a previously announced Marcus Gardley world premiere for this spring, A Wonder in My Soul, for a newer Gardley play written in response to recent racial unease. An Issue of Blood ventures back to 17th-century America and a woman known as Negro Mary in order to address current events.Read more
You probably wouldn't guess that the Annoyance Theatre's wonderfully silly current show Penny, the F*ckable Dolphin: A Love Story, which I saw Wednesday night, was based on a true story. And, well, it's not quite. Officially, Penny is "inspired by the novel Wet Goddess by Malcom Brenner." Of course, you also have to know that Brenner maintains his novel is autobiographical, and based on his own consensual sexual relationship with a dolphin as a young man in Florida.Read more
Maybe you're tired of smelling like you've been steeped in coffee. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you want an alternative to the café and coworking scenes. Chicago is full of free options to get your Wi-Fi on without paying for it. Here are eight great options.Read more
In 1892, the North Side was terrorized by the exploits of a costumed supervillain—in a way. In November of that year, several people on the North Side were accosted by a mustached man in a bowler hat riding a dark horse with a blazing red saddle.Read more
When the Wicker Park offshoot of Xoco opened last year, it was basically the same as the original River North outpost, with a couple key differences: a bar, a brunch menu and tableside service. Now, he's changing things up. It's henceforth called Xoco Bistro, and the menu expands beyond tortas and caldos to include what Bayless is calling "classic plates."Read more
Last year, Redfin predicted that Humboldt Park would have a big year in terms of real estate. It proved to be accurate, as the neighborhood's median sale price rose by 62 percent. This year, the real estate website is at it again, naming Andersonville as one of its "Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015."Read more
Here is what we heard this week:
"America is the Bill Cosby of history."
"I'm pretty much a meat and potatoes guy when it comes to jerking off."
And much more!
Now playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center is a program titled "Dial 3 for 3-D," a veritable film festival of notable stereoscopic films from the 1950s through the present. The series includes everything from vintage horror and cult items like Creature from the Black Lagoon and House of Wax to contemporary documentaries and art films such as Cave of Forgotten Dreams. But the must-sees are Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (1954) and Jean-Luc Godard’s recent Goodbye to Language (2014).Read more