Barry Jenkins To Direct Film About Choreographer Alvin AileyRaised in segregated rural Texas, Ailey became a pioneering choreographer, dancer and director who helped popularize modern dance.
Chicago Karaoke Tips: Dance… Or ElseEven some good singers will screw up their performance by standing still as a statue (but not one a those hot nude statues people label as “art” — like a scary gargoyle statue). Great, you sing well, but who cares? A drunk, chatty karaoke audience will happily ignore you, good voice or not, if you’re not animated enough.
Copycats: The Best Cover Bands In ChicagoAre you ready to rock like it's 1972? Relive your youth or the youth of others by checking out some of the top cover bands in Chicago.
Best Places To See Ballet In ChicagoFor those who enjoy going to the ballet and for aspiring dancers as well, the following list of performing arts venues and studios are among the best Chicago has to offer.
Eight Things To Know About The HideoutFor both newbies and regulars alike, The Hideout is an abundantly friendly venue with great rustic appeal, a front-porch Americana vibe that is hard to find elsewhere, an ideal destination for a laid-back night of down-to-earth fun with a group of friends. It’s a vibrant nugget of conviviality tucked modestly away on an industrial side street, with plenty to offer beyond the standard menu of amusement, and should be embraced for these virtues and more. Here are eight reasons why.
5 Picks For Late Night DancingWhen it's 12:00 a.m. and you just can't go home, there's always somewhere open in Chicago to get your dance on. They may not all be classy, the average age may be 22 and your shoes might get stuck to the ground, but there sure will be dancing. Here's an eclectic sampling of some of the best late night dancing spots in Chicago.
Spotlight On dance(e)volve: New Works FestivalDancers usually perform works by outside choreographers, but at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, company members create dances for each other. The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 (a training company for six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25) stepped up to the challenge, and the results are on view during the danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, held January 19 to 22 and January 26 to 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
January Arts PreviewThere aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out this quick guide to our five can’t-miss arts picks for January.
December Arts PreviewThere aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Chicago. But there are a few events that you just can’t afford to miss. Here’s our quick guide to five must-see events and exhibits in Chicago in December.
Best Northside Dance Spots For Awkward NerdsI am a vile human being. The vilest..est... I'm a shoe gazer. The guy at a show that stands in the back, not moving; a statue that wards lovers of things like dancing, music, and fun, far, far away. Are you like me? Well, don't fret, friend. There IS a place for us.