Mixed Media | Music | South Loop

First Time, Every Time

An ever-changing variety show takes the stage at Jazz Showcase

The producers of the Weekly show. From left to right: Dan Shapiro, Robert O’Connor, Angela Oliver, Angelina Marie, and Monte LaMonte.

The producers of the Weekly show. From left to right: Dan Shapiro, Robert O’Connor, Angela Oliver, Angelina Marie, and Monte LaMonte.

The host of “The Weekly Show” takes the stage with a rather impressive false penis hanging out of the front of his pants. After several jokes far too vile for polite publishing, he uses his prosthetic phallus as a phone to call in the next act. Continue reading

Hyde Park | Mixed Media | Pilsen | Visual Arts

Strangers in Strange Lands

DuSable and Museum of Mexican Art explore the Jewish diaspora

SHARON LURYE

SHARON LURYE

As the horrors of the Holocaust loomed over Europe, thousands of Jews fled the continent and a new diaspora began in North America. Two museums on the South Side are now exploring the historical moment when European Jews reached Mexico and the United States and had to redefine their identities in relation to their new neighbors. Continue reading

Mixed Media | Visual Arts

For the Birds

Nora Schultz's "Parottree – Building for Bigger than Real"

TOM VAN EYNDE

TOM VAN EYNDE

Nora Schultz describes her exhibition “Parrottree—Building for Bigger than Real” as being about “superstructure,” the set of dominant principles, beliefs, or ideas that arise from more fundamental realities. As she said at a talk during the show’s opening reception, “Parrottree” is “struggling with being under pressure of any kind of superstructure. I am trying to deal with it, trying to hack the system.”  Continue reading