Wicker Park news


For more than a decade, contemporary artist Rashid Johnson has worked almost under the radar, turning out work presented at museums and coveted by collectors around the world. But in the last year, the Chicago native, whose works made from everyday objects explore his... more

over 3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Teach Your Neighbors

Learnapalooza is a free festival of workshops and seminars being held June 16 in Wicker Park, with another scheduled for Lakeview in July. They're currently accepting applications for folks interested in teaching.... more

over 3 years ago | Gaper's Block | Permalink

Skokie Couple Turns Living Room Into Performance Venue

About twice a month, Todd and Monica Rogers move the couches out of the living room of their home in Skokie, and turn it into a performance venue called the Pig & Weasel.more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Beating Victim From Northern Ireland Struggles 2 Years Later

A young woman from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten in a Chicago robbery is still struggling two years later. more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Chicago Weekend Plans: Reptiles, Fashion And Sister Spit

This week, Chicago's individuality in the country's cityscape shone through. We established ourselves as quirky eaters, nontraditional daters, creative problem-solvers and a generally fun-loving bunch.... more

over 3 years ago | Huffington Post | Permalink

WATCH: Chicago Neighborhood Could Be Home To New Parklets

Life in a city as large as Chicago comes with plenty of oft-heralded perks, namely a seemingly endless plethora of dining, nightlife and cultural options... more

over 3 years ago | Huffington Post | Permalink

This week on the B Side

Look, of course I'd really like you to read my new essay on Tumblr , its effects on the way music is made these days, and how the Web platform is in little to absolutely no danger of dampening humankind's instinct to create, contrary to... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Unicycle Loves You Gets Down In “Garbage Dump”

Unicycle Loves You released a new music video for their latest album’s opening track, “Garbage Dump,” and it involves a whole lot of costumes and dancing. ... more

over 3 years ago | Chicagoist | Permalink

Ben Greenberg of the Men embarks on a spacey solo mission

A few weeks ago Mark Perro of Brooklyn's premiere post-everything hardcore band, the Men, appeared in the Reader 's Artist on Artist feature . For the past year it's been nearly impossible to avoid seeing some kind of coverage on the Men, resulting in packed warehouse... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath To Headline Lollapalooza

There’s no more speculating about leaked lists – the Lollapalooza lineup is out. more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Wicker Park Singer Booted from 'The Voice'

Erin Martin fights for competition with Elton John's "Your Song.' Photo Credit: NBC Chicago more

over 3 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

The music of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

CIMMfest's attractions include Bobby Bare Jr., Kids These Days, and more than 40 film programs by Luca Cimarusti The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, better known as CIMMfest, is back for its fourth year, bringing more than 40 film programs to venues in Wicker Park... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Obama Reads "Wild Things"

Here's some cute video from Sunday's White House easter egg event. He's reading Where The Wild Things Are, doing voices and... more

over 3 years ago | District 299 | Permalink

Uptown Theater hopes to find a place in city’s cultural plan

The owner of the Uptown Theater hopes the landmark movie house will become the driving force in Chicago’s Cultural Plan for a North side entertainment district. “Uptown Theater is really the key” to figuring out how the city will define what is expected by the term “entertainment district” according to... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Neighborhood News Bureau | Permalink

Check Out This 1995 Encyclopedia Entry About Wicker Park

We recently unearthed our 1995 copy of alt.culture , a purported encyclopedia of the emergence of the underground into pop culture. In the publisher's words: ... more

over 3 years ago | Chicagoist | Permalink