Wicker Park »

Wicker Ice Rink Planners, Book Shop Sisters Ask You To Weigh In (SURVEYS)

Scrabble meet-ups and children's book events are among the ideas floated for Volumes Bookscafe.

Logan Square »

Emporium Plans New Barcade for Suburbanites and 'Hipster-Types'

Emporium Lake County will be far from home on Milwaukee Avenue — can it find a niche in the 'burbs?

Beverly »

Art Show and Auction in Beverly To Benefit Center for At-Risk Youths

The Thursday fundraiser at Beverly Bank benefits Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

Morgan Park »

Barbra Streisand Tribute Artist To Perform at Beverly Arts Center

Sharon Owens will sing Streisand favorites including "People," "The Way We Were" and "Woman in Love."

Hyde Park »

Sounds from the 'Black Mountain' to the Black Sea To Fill U. of C. for Days

Spring Fest kicks off Thursday with music and dances from the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

Lincoln Square »

Craft Beer Week to Hold Closing Fest at Welles Park

More than 80 local breweries are expected to take part in the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest in May.

Edison Park »

More Than 45 Bands to Rock North By Northwest Music Festival

The festival is designed to showcase the music scene in Edison Park, organizers said.

Uptown »

Did You Know Chicago Has Its Own Style of Magic?

It's called close-up magic, and it's performed at Uptown Underground every Thursday night.

Downtown »

10 Facts About Paul McCartney and Chicago: Meat, Ice Cream and Scalpers

Lollapalooza is just the latest of Macca's Chi-Town moments.

Irving Park »

'Man Spread' Away in Spacious Seats at Windy City Playhouse

Windy City's seating negates some of the annoyances that deter people from a night out at the theater.

Downtown »

What We're Reading: Facebook's Media Takeover and the Pain of Legos

Also: A Chicago Reader interview with David Axelrod and a top chef's legal woes.

The Loop »

Lollapalooza Tickets Sold Out

Festival goers without tickets can now consider themselves at the mercy of scalpers.

The Loop »

Selfie Sticks, Drugs Not Allowed at Lollapalooza

The rule could be a blow to headliner Paul McCartney, who says he invented the selfie.

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