Music, movies, theatre, festivals, food and more: These top-notch activities won’t cost a dime.
With inflation boosting grocery store prices, farmers say the place to find a deal on food are the outdoor markets. Here’s WBEZ’s guide to great ones in the city and suburbs, with days, times and …
Actor Jeremy Allen White recently joined WBEZ’s Reset to discuss what it was like to create The Bear, what he’d like to explore with his character and more.
With free shows, diverse casting and a little artistic license, Midsommer Flight hopes to detangle Shakespeare and make it more appealing to audiences.
From a Scottish castle to a shipwreck in a national park, Northwest Indiana offers several interesting spots to check out on a late summer road trip.
Marin Alsop, the accomplished chief conductor spearheading the event, says there is much work to do ‘to create a more equitable landscape for the future.’
In search of a lifeline during a grueling pandemic, more area residents picked up paddling. Eager conservation groups have taken notice.
Thanks to some regional conservation groups, some Northern Illinois waterways are in better shape than they’ve been in years – making now the right time to explore.
For a generation trained on hyperproductivity, the climbing gym is becoming a go-to spot to make friends, have a serious workout and blow off steam.
The Latina songstress brings her stereotype-pushing music to the Pitchfork Music Festival green stage on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Disbanded before the embrace of the internet, Karate could have remained in obscurity. But courtesy of its Chicago label, the group is on the path to revival.
Up tempo and ideal for families, the Joffrey Ballet’s “Rita Finds a Home” tells the migration story through the eyes of a child. Chicago audiences have seven chances to see it for free in July.
In “Billiken,” premiering tonight as the centerpiece of this summer’s Art on theMART, young dancers appear to glide through blue skies.
His groundbreaking response to the 1991 police beating of Rodney King was the Soundsuit — a largescale abstract costume that allowed him to hide. Now, in a major show at the MCA, Cave takes a full …
Toya Wolfe’s anticipated first novel, ‘Last Summer on State Street,’ is an unsparing portrait of girlhood in the infamous housing complex.
Saugatuck made its name as a haven for those searching out a quieter, more accepting bucolic life. Insiders want to broaden its LGBTQ appeal.
A blockbuster anthology, just out, gives a star turn to 134 living poets with deep ties to the city. Meet three standouts.
After two years in hiding during the pandemic, the 31-year-old blueswoman is bringing that voice and those guitar licks back to local stages.
The Field Museum spent four years redesigning its Native North America hall. That involved looking inward at the harm the museum had done.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche about their new album Cruel Country, and about writing songs with uncomfortable truths.
It has taken Lyn Hughes nearly three decades to rally others behind her campaign to honor the men who helped establish the Black middle class in America.