Shawn Wayans headlines The Improv November 24-26

Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following his...

Venues across the area celebrate the Black experience

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader The Gift Theatre launched its 17th season with the world premiere of Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour’s haunting and often-humorous...

Summer Intensive program students showcase talents

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) conducts its 20th annual Summer Intensive, themed “Looking to the Youth,” from June 25–July 21 at its home studio,...

Chicago’s arts scene is flush with diverse offerings for fall

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner Darryl Maximilian Robinson returns to Chicago in the Saint Sebastian Players Revival of Rupert Holmes’...

An Unconventional One-Day Art Exhibit Comes to Chicago’s South Loop

On December 2, 2017, from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the workVAULT, located at 1420 South Michigan Avenue, five artists from around the...

Celebrate the 3rd Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party

On Saturday, July 28, the Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the Austin Town Hall will host the 3rd annual Chicago Poetry Block Party. Between...

‘Everything Changes’ by 6Degrees Composers concert

6Degrees Composers recently announced plans for the concert, “Everything Changes,” which will be an afternoon of music with a wide range of colors and...

Crowdfunding campaign launched for the “All Things Art Workshop” series in...

Gary teens will soon have a new opportunity to express their creativity in a series of art workshops, thanks to a recently launched crowdfunding...

The Joffrey Ballet opens the holiday season with the newly reimagined...

Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, the Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award®-winning...

Lake Meadows Art Fair scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend

After one of the coldest Spring seasons in decades, Chicago’s warm weather is now in full swing. Residents are outdoors riding bicycles, running races,...