Movies/Theatres

House Theatre's The Crownless King opened Sunday to appreciative audience

Date: 
09/09/2013
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The Crownless King, another wonderfully entertaining original House Theatre production debuted in Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, on Sun., Sept. 8.

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Parking restrictions in Bucktown for filming of "Chicago Fire"

Date: 
08/28/2013
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Film crews are back in the area for the TV show Chicago Fire on Fri., Aug. 30, from noon to midnight.

Aside from No Parking, motor vehicles may want to avoid the streets from Oakley to Hoyne and Charleston to McLean. Specifically the no parking is listed as:

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Spain and America come together in performance at Defibrillator Gallery

Date: 
08/16/2013
LaIntrusaDanza

La Intrusa Danza's Delta Victor and Rojo Manso is a coming together of Spain and America in Defibrillator Gallery, 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, at 8 p.m. 

In Rojo Manso: "someone approaches and I try to fix the encounter… approaches with good will, but fearfully and I smell it. so never get right in words or gesture." 

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Shakespeare and his merry band of crazy energetic performers in Humboldt Park

Date: 
08/08/2013
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is rolling (literally) into Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Dr. near the bathhouse, for two performances, one on Thursday another Friday, Aug. 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m..

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VLive on Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square now Concord Music Hall... residents have concerns

Date: 
08/01/2013
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Three competing musical promoters came together to purchase the three-story building at 2043-51 N. Milwaukee Ave., formerly known as VLive in Logan Square.

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First free movie in Wicker Park for 2013 is "Earth Girls are Easy"

Date: 
06/20/2013
EGT

Earth Girls are Easy is the first free movie of the season in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., at dusk, Thurs, June 20 and sponsored by The Wormhole Coffee. 

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"Homecoming 1972"...the play and its creator Robert Koon

Date: 
05/31/2013
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The 5-person cast in Robert Koon's Homecoming 1972 at Chicago Dramatist Workshop, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., is superb.

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Film crews in area bring in big $$$ locally and in Illinois

Date: 
04/13/2013
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Illinois’ film industry generated a record $184 million in spending in 2012, resulting in more than 2,200 full-time equivalent jobs, announced Governor Patrick Quinn, Fri., Apr. 12, on a Chicago set for a science fiction movie Divergent. 

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Magnificents IS MAGNIFICENT and not to be missed at the Chopin Theatre

Date: 
01/29/2013
TheMagnificents

Set in a bygone era of carneys on the road, The Magnificents has everything… fabulous magic, aerial acrobatics, clowns, shtick, "old time" movies, romance and tugs on the heartstrings for family and lose. The audience was on its feet, cheering and applauding at the end of The House Theatre's Sun., Jan.

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Still facing Mayan prediction in Our Last Night On Earth with Wicker Park's Collaboraction ensemble

Date: 
12/21/2012
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Though the Mayan prediction of the end of the world appears to have been "greatly exaggerated," there is still a chance for the end to come and you can participate in it at Collaboraction's Our Last Night On Earth, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor, thru Dec. 22.

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Still have time to see "Freshly Fallen Snow" which begins Chicago Dramatists new year

Date: 
10/20/2012
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Jeff recommended Freshly Fallen Snow, with its minimalist but effective stage set, closes on Oct. 28,

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Part of 24th Polish Film Festival in America to be screened in Noble Square

Date: 
10/05/2012
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Society for Arts’ Gallery Theatre (GT), 1112 North Milwaukee Ave., will be the primary location for documentary film showings during the 24th Polish Film Festival in America (PFFA)

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Fall lineup announced for Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series

Date: 
09/05/2012
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A 30 year plus year tradition of a Saturday Series continues at Chicago Dramatists Theatre, 1105 West Chicago Ave., beginning Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

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Wicker Mic opens microphone on Friday while Wicker Park movie-goers closed the 2012 season Wednesday

Date: 
08/23/2012
SignUpSignListeners and performers are all welcome to be part of Wicker Mic, Fri., Aug. 24, in the Wicker Park softball field near the Schiller fence at 1425 N. Damen. Performers of any age may play an instrument, sing, perform stand-up comedy or read a poem or story.
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Relive the 1920s silent movie era with live music at the Portage Theater

Date: 
08/08/2012
ElGaucho

The Gaucho starring Douglas Fairbanks and Lupe Velez in the 1927 silent movie, with live photo play music by the Mont Alto Orchestra, is scheduled for an 8 p.m. showing at the Portage Theatre Fri., Aug. 10.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark breaks attendance records for Wicker Park's movie nights

Date: 
08/02/2012
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"We had one of the biggest all-ages crowds for our movie night, thousands attended!," reports Susan Fontana, a member of the Wicker Park Advisory Council. People were on the grass from the dog park, along Schiller down to the grove as well as along Wicker Park Ave.

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E.T. drew record crowds for movie night in Wicker Park

Date: 
07/13/2012
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Approximately 2,000 attended movie night in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen , for the thirty-year-old E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on July 11, during a beautiful evening.

This classic American science fiction film was co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Melissa Mathison, it stars Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, and Peter Coyote.

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Meet the multi talented Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader

Date: 
05/14/2012
TMaderSonLike so many in the area, Tammy Mader is a multi-talented Logan Square resident. In her case she is the the Director and Choreographer for Drury Lane Theatre's Hair Spray as well as being mom to two young children.
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CIMM Fest 2012 beats previous three years and faces new challenges

Date: 
05/01/2012
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While the 4th Annual Chicago International  Music and Movie Festival (CIMM Fest) was the most successful that they have produced, the creators are meeting a new challenge according to Josh Chicoine, Co-Executive Director.

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Collaboration's "Be A Good Little Widow" runs through Oct. 23

Date: 
09/30/2011
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Be a Good Little Widow runs until Oct. 23 in Collaboraction's performing space in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave. Written by Bekah Brunstetter, it is directed by Anthony Moseley, Collaboraction's Executive Artistic Director.

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