This year’s Lolla review wraps up with Day 3 highlights as well as a Food Recap and a Best of the Fest spotlight.
Nightlife & Music
Lolla Day Two: Mother Earth kicks up a big storm, so does Franz Ferdinand!
Gene and Andrew tag-team Lolla again. This year there was no easing into the festival. Go!
Happy Lolla everybody! Here is our Lollapalooza preview with our picks for what bands to see when.
There is a different Chicago Street Festival every weekend of the summer, if not more than one! Check out our guide to May’s festival’s to kick off the summer.
The Burlington is quickly emerging as one of Logan Square’s premiere music venues. Even if it’s only a small basement.
As Velicity Metropolis, the boisterous blonde drag queen and host of Hamburger Mary’s weekly Bingo, will be sure to tell you, this really isn’t your grandma’s church basement Bingo.
Beyond the plethora of music venues, record stores and starving musicians looking to make more than a peep in this city, Chicago is one of the leading hubs for record labels.
Transistor is one of those hard-to-define Andersonville stores. Is it a record store? A bookstore? With art for sale on every inch of wall and amps, instruments, and headphones on display, I had to ask—what is Transistor?
Mark Smith runs a tight ship at the poetry slam held on Sunday nights at the Green Mill.
Looking for a place to get into the holiday spirit with friends and family? Check out these 5 kickass decked-out holiday bars!
We are on a mission to perfect the art of the neighborhood bar crawl… and I’m not gonna lie, I think we may have accomplished our goal with this one. Good beer, good pub food, so-bad-it’s-good karaoke, and one member mysteriously disappearing mid-crawl? Yep, we’ve officially done it.
Ah, ice skating. A winter tradition, and one of the only things that will tear Chicagoans from their cozy fireside cocoons before heading back for a cup of hot cocoa or cider. Whether you’re a novice or pro, getting out for at least one skate is a must.
Starting in late November, a Chicago holiday tradition will be unveiled at the Lincoln Park Zoo. More than a million sparkling lights fill the zoo, creating one of the brightest parts of a Chicago winter.