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The Beatles run free in A Hard Day’s Night.

Workin’ Like a Dog

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While our nation celebrates the anniversary of its independence, our former colonial oppressors are marking another anniversary. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the release of A Hard Day’s Night, the greatest rock ’...


Michael Joe Goggans, Jeff Stanfield, and Rupert Crabb take an old story back to its roots in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Pinocchio Commedia.

Night & Day

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WED ▪ 25 Tonight’s edition of the Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes on A Boy and His Dog, a 1975 film starring Don Johnson as a young man in a post-apocalyptic world who communicates telepathically with his dog. Strange...



Michelle Gifford dances in Ballet Concerto’s tribute concert, Thu-Sun.

In Memoriam

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Christine Marie Hay passed away last November at the age of 53. The choreographer for Ballet Concerto had created more than 10 ballets for the troupe in the last 15 years. In her memory, Ballet Concerto will perform several of ...


Quaker City Night Hawks are just one of the 48 bands playing at our Music Awards Festival, Sun. Lee Chastain

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 Sundance Square has held outdoor screenings of movies before on summer evenings, but this year they’re better (and better attended) than ever, thanks to a huge screen visible from every corner of the new plaza. Ton...



The cast of Hope & Gravity (all nine of them) at Circle Theatre.

Love (and Other Things) in an Elevator

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Michael Hollinger’s new stage work, Hope & Gravity, was originally entitled Ups & Downs and set largely on an elevator. We’re really glad he changed the title, and while the elevator remains part of the play, it’s...


See Thursday

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 The Tony-nominated songwriting team of Pasek and Paul (specifically Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) is best known for its songs for A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the movie that came out a little more than a ye...



Archibald Motley’s “Tongues (Holy Rollers)” at the Amon Carter.

All That Jazz

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A New Orleans native who adopted Chicago as his hometown, Archibald Motley Jr. (1891-1981) never lived in Harlem, and yet he became one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance, the great African-American cultural flowe...


See Wednesday

Night & Day

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WED ▪ 4 The appeal of Patsy Cline remains undiminished more than 50 years after the country singer’s death. Always … Patsy Cline may not be the most au courant theatrical option, but for a midweek evening, Casa Mañana’...



Àlex Brendemühl and Florencia Bado first meet in The German Doctor.

Das Experiment

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The deeply unsettling The German Doctor begins in 1960 with an Argentinian couple (Diego Peretti and Natalia Oreiro) opening a lakeside resort hotel, where one of their first guests is a Teutonic physician (Àlex Brendemühl). ...


See Tuesday.

Night & Day

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WED ▪ 28 This month’s Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes up Think Big as its target of derision. The 1989 comedy about two dull-witted truck drivers transporting toxic waste tried to make stars out of pro wrestlers Peter...