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Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

17
Dec

Kanye West @ the United Center

John Dewey, Frank Lloyd Wright, Milton Friedman.  A lot of great men have come from Chicago, but none of them even approach the pertinacious greatness that is Kanye West.  By far, Chicago’s most favoritest son.  Our city’s meager United Center comes nowhere close to containing the unstoppable invocation of a Kanye West concert which is   

10
Dec

Seinfeld @ Chicago Theatre

Last summer, despite what everyone says about giant venue shows and over-the-hill performers, we went to see Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field.  Would it have been better to see McCartney at a smaller venue?  Yes.  Would it have been better to see McCartney 4-decades ago?  Of course.  But despite the diminished quality of the overall   

22
Nov

ARCHITECTONIC at DFBRL8R

When our web designer told us that our blog needed to have specific categories that people could search, we said, “great.”  We write about all sorts of stuff, just give us categories, and we’ll give you blog posts.  We can handle it. But now that we’re several weeks, and several posts, in, it’s become very   

16
Nov

Millennium Park Ice Skating

Shakespeare once said, “all’s well that ends well.”  That may explain our endearing affection for 1991’s Delirious.  It may, in part, have to do with the fact that John Candy plays the lead and, as Chicagoans, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Second City alum.  But primarily, our fondness is intertwined with the   

13
Nov

Sour Christmas at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Our favorite Division St. sandwich, beer, and goodtime purveyors over at Jerry’s Sandwiches are throwing another one of their distinguished holiday-related brew events.  On December 17th, they’ll be outdoing themselves by offering a night of suds soaked holiday cheer.  Jerry’s always has an amazing selection, but for their Sour Christmas, they’ll be giving guests a chance to sample   

02
Nov

Free Comedy Show at Innertown

Not into American Football?  (Or alternatively) Into American Football, but deeply bummed that your hometown team lost to the Patriots earlier in the afternoon?  Then might we recommend the Innertown Pub’s Sunday Night Comedy Show?  What better way to wash away the anxiety of being trapped in a consumerist society almost uniformly obsessed with the   

29
Oct

Halloween & Hood Smoke at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Jerry’s Sandwiches, our favorite Division St. sandwich-based restaurant named after a 60’s Flower Power Era stalwart, will be throwing a throwback costume & covers party this Halloween night. Chicago’s own Hood Smoke will play The Police’s album ‘Synchronicity’ while miss remember will do a rendition of Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged in NY.’ Throw on a costume, save   

26
Oct

Door No. 3 Comedy Show

Oh what?  You think you’re too good to laugh at strangers telling you fart jokes in a room full of drunks?  That’s not entertainment for you?  Just who do you think you are, sir?  You’re in Chicago!  Save your evening of being locked away in quiet seclusion for Solitaire night at the No-Fun Room. Door No.   

22
Oct

Bill Cosby at the Chicago Theatre

When people talk about the great comedians of our time, like Louis C.K. or Bill Burr of Maria Bamford, they often use the phrase “comedian’s comedian.”  That’s all well and good, but what about the people’s comedian?  The comedian that speaks to everyone?  The comedian that universally appeals to all people of all walks of