One of the most prominent holidays for beer nerds is less than two months away, and details surrounding the celebration are beginning to emerge. Of course, we're referring to Three Floyds' annual Dark Lord Day—the only day of the year when the Munster, Indiana brewer releases its highly coveted Dark Lord Russian-Style Imperial Stout to the public. The only way to get your hands on a bottle of the delicious and potent brew is to make the trip to the Three Floyds brewery on May 19 for the Dark Lord Day celebration, which is a cross between a beer festival, a metal concert and a bacchanal. In order to attend the event and obtain bottles of Dark Lord you'll need to get tickets, which go on sale Saturday, March 31 at noon via the Dark Lord Day website. Tickets to this year's event are $180 and include admission, four bottles of Dark Lord, a random variant of the prized beer and a tote bag to cart around your spoils. The festivities begin at 9am with an all-day beer festival featuring pours from local brewers like Marz, Pipeworks and DryHop as well as out-of-state breweries such as Mikkeller San Diego, TRVE and Dark Horse. Plus, attendees are allowed to bring up to 72 ounces of beer into the festival, allowing for some impromptu bottle shares. If you want to spend a day drinking beer, waiting in line for rare bottles and listening to metal, you'll need to snag tickets to Dark Lord Day before they (quickly) sell out. The annual event will likely go through some changes once Three
After months of speculation and rumors, the Lollapalooza lineup is finally here and attendees of the summer music festival can look forward to headlining sets from The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The National, Travis Scott, Vampire Weekend and Odesza. RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Lollapalooza While most of the top-billed acts are performing at plenty of other U.S. festivals (and the majority have headlined Lollapalooza previously), Lolla's undercard contains some interesting acts. Sets from Tyler, the Creator, Brockhampton and Post Malone should satiate the cravings of hip-hop fans, while indie rock-lovers will flock to sets from St. Vincent, Lykke Li, Franz Ferdinand and Parquet Courts. There are even a few local names on the list, including Taylor Bennett, Knox Fortune and Supa Bwe. Unlike in previous years, tickets to Lollapalooza haven't sold out (yet), which means you can still snag a four-day general admission or VIP pass via Lollapalooza's website. Check out the complete lineup below and clear your schedule for Lollapalooza's return to Grant Park from August 2–5. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
1. The weekly Soup and Bread community event at the Hideout raises funds for local food pantries. Tonight’s meal is the next to last one of the season; it starts at 5:30pm and entry is pay-what-you-can. 2. There’s been renewed talk recently about whether video-game violence can lead to real-world manifestations. Get an artistic perspective at VGA Gallery’s free exhibition “Gun Ballet: the Aestheticization of Violence in Video Games,” open this evening from 5 to 8pm. 3. On Your Feet!, the infectious musical biography of Gloria Estefan and her producer husband, Emilio, returns to Chicago in a touring production this week. Tonight’s show at the Cadillac Palace Theatre is at 7:30pm, and tickets start at $30. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Plenty of people were looking forward to Lollapalooza tickets going on sale this morning, but even more folks are anticipating the official lineup announcement. We've been keeping track of Lollapalooza lineup rumors for the past few months, but the event's organizers may have dropped a few hints during a promotional event in the Loop this morning. RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Lollapalooza The coordinators of the summer music festival chartered a CTA train (plastered in Lollapalooza logos), which ran in circles around the Loop this morning, making stops at Orange Line stations. Riders could hop on the train to receive free Lolla T-shirts and koozies and listen to music being played from a boombox at the back of the car. The playlist blaring from the Lolla Train doesn't seem to be a random selection of songs. Rather, it's quite possible that the music chosen for the event corresponds to artists who will appear on the lineup. When we took a spin on the train, we heard tracks from Lil Pump, Superorganism, Pale Waves and R.LUM.R. Luckily, resourceful Twitter users @nicoleeooo and @Lyssuhh7 stayed on the train for an extended period of time and built a Spotify playlist of the songs they heard along the way. Here are the artists they heard (who may or may not be on the 2018 Lolla lineup): Bruno MarsLizzoLil PumpZeddCHVRCHESWalk the MoonPortugal. The ManBrockhamptonVampire WeekendPlayboi CartiQuinn XCIIRex Orange CountySuperorganism Post AnimalBebe RexhaNAVCuco Stay tu
Chicago-born M Burger is celebrating its eighth birthday on Wednesday, March 21 with a very rewarding goody bag. Visit any location to cash in on a free cheeseburger with any purchase. (And yeah, fries count.) They'll even toss in a complimentary mini ice cream cone to sweeten the deal. If you're looking to score a mostly free lunch, head to one of M Burger's six locations in the city and 'burbs: - The Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street- River North at 5 West Ontario Street- Water Tower Place at 835 North Michigan Avenue- Streeterville at 161 East Huron Street- Skokie at 3654 West Touhy Avenue - Aurora at 1650 Premium Outlet Boulevard If one burger won't satisfy your cravings, enter to win free M Burger for a year by texting "Birthday" to 70717 between now and noon tomorrow; the winner will be notified on March 22 at 4pm. In the meantime, savor your free cheeseburger and contemplate what you'd do with all those patties if you won. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Did you miss out on tickets to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s show at Soldier Field on August 10? Couldn’t scrape together $350 to snag a seat on the field? We hear you—the Beyhive (and Jayhive?) swooped in when tickets went on sale yesterday and bought up nearly all of the best seats (though you can still find a few tickets, as long as you don’t mind the view from the nosebleeds). Thankfully, you’ll get another chance to score some primo seats to Bey and Jay’s latest co-headlining tour. This morning, the power couple revealed a string of new dates on its OTR II stadium tour, including a second Soldier Field gig on August 11. Tickets for the second show will go on sale Monday, March 26 at 10am via Ticketmaster. Yes, investing in a pair of Beyoncé and Jay-Z tickets will probably cost you a good chunk of next month’s rent, but that’s just the price you have to pay to see “Drunk in Love” performed by the couple who wrote the song. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
1. Catch the world premiere stage adaptation Pretty Woman: The Musical, playing the Oriental Theatre now ahead of its Broadway opening this summer. Tickets for tonight’s 7:30pm show start at $30. 2. Put some thought into your favorite chair after seeing “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design.” The exhibit at the Driehaus Museum is open from 10am to 5pm today, and is included in the price of admission. 3. Visit the Chicago History Museum’s ongoing exhibition “Race: Are We So Different?” to learn about the latest anthropological thinking on the concept of race and racism. It’s open from 9:30am to 4:30pm today, and continues through July 15. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Tomorrow is a big day for Chicago: You can vote in the Illinois primary elections, snag Lollapalooza tickets when they officially go on sale at 10am and go for a ride on a Lolla train. Over the weekend, the summer music festival announced that it's going to put a #LollaTrain on the rails in the Loop on Tuesday, March 20—your guess about what exactly will be happening inside the train is as good as ours. RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Lollapalooza According to the announcement, the Lolla Train will make stops at Orange Line stations within the Loop, running in circles from 10am to 2pm. While we have absolutely no idea what will be happening inside the train, it's possible that riders could get some hints about which artists will perform in Grant Park this summer (we have a few guesses). By the time the train finishes its dizzying journey, there's a good chance that Lollapalooza tickets will already be sold out, so you should probably lock yours down before you hop on board. The #LollaTrain hits the rails next week! pic.twitter.com/USx77mIRGW — Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) March 17, 2018 Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
1. See Canadian instrumental rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor perform at Metro Chicago tonight. Tickets for the 8pm show are still available starting at $37. 2. Check out the latest exhibition at the Field Museum, Mummies, which investigates the ancient tradition in a new light. It’s included in Discovery and All-Access passes, and the museum is open from 9am to 5pm. 3. Head up the Glencoe for the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show, which displays hundreds of species of the ornate flower. It’s open from 10am to 4pm, and entry is $10. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Few cities celebrate the arrival of St. Patrick's Day with the gusto and vibrant green hues that Chicago typically employs. As usual, the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 were up bright and early at 9am to dump pounds of dye into the Chicago River, turning it into an unnaturally tinted stream that resembled Nickelodeon slime. From there, it was on to Grant Park, where revelers decked out in shamrocks lined Columbus Drive for a three-hour procession that included bagpipers, marching bands, cheerleaders and plenty of political candidates reminding people to vote in the Illinois Primary Election on Tuesday. Whether you joined in on the festivities or tried to avoid the emerald-clad hordes that descended upon the Loop, take a look at our photos from Chicago's spirited St. Patrick's Day celebration. Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: Grace DuVal Photograph: