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5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: Swervedriver, Dent May, Kevin Morby

From classic shoegaze to cosmic tunes, here are five essential shows this week. Friday, Sept. 1 Kevin Morby Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501 Musician Kevin Morby returns to Chicago with support from California singer Shannon Lay. Morby was formerly a supporting player in bands Woods...

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  • Grab an 88-cent glazed doughnut Saturday at Stan's to celebrate founder's birthday

    Grab an 88-cent glazed doughnut Saturday at Stan's to celebrate founder's birthday

    Getting your weekend doughnut fix should leave your wallet feeling a little fuller this Saturday—to say nothing for your waistline (which, who cares?). Stan’s Donuts plans to celebrate its founder Stan Berman’s 88th birthday by selling 88-cent glazed doughnuts Saturday, while supplies last. That...

  • Sumi Robata Bar will close Aug. 28

    Sumi Robata Bar will close Aug. 28

    Sumi Robata Bar, the Jean Banchet Award winner for Best Neighborhood Restaurant (and part of my "Phil's 50" list of great Chicago restaurants), will close on Monday. Chef/partner Gene Kato and partner Victoria Rojas announced the closing of the four-year-old restaurant in a video posted on Facebook....

  • Pan-Asian pop-up Hapa returns with dinners, will take over Emporium's indoor food truck

    Pan-Asian pop-up Hapa returns with dinners, will take over Emporium's indoor food truck

    Hapa Chicago doesn’t have its own storefront, but the local restaurant concept has been popping-up around the city since late 2014, serving their menu of Asian-street-food-meets-American-comfort-food at various venues and events throughout Chicago, as well as doing a little catering. So far, 2017...

  • Modern meets traditional at Steingold's, new Jewish deli in North Center

    Modern meets traditional at Steingold's, new Jewish deli in North Center

    Chicago has one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States, and while there are select delis that have thrived here, the deli is not nearly as prevalent as it is in New York City, where bagels and pastrami on rye are as symbolic of the city as the Statue of Liberty. With their new BYOB...

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  • 5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

    5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

    Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing’s coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. @AudreyGorden | agorden@redeyechicago.com

  • What's streaming and leaving Netflix: September 2017

    What's streaming and leaving Netflix: September 2017

    Just like hamburgers are "the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast," Netflix is bringing us classics like “Pulp Fiction” to feed our fall streaming appetite next month. If you’ve been craving a good foreign-language flick, check out “Amores Perros” or “City of God.” Or, if you’re more in the...

  • Get nostalgic at Headquarters Beercade's boozy Disney singalong brunch

    Get nostalgic at Headquarters Beercade's boozy Disney singalong brunch

    Let’s be real: You’ve probably gotten drunk and sung along to your favorite Disney movies more than once already. Why not do it surrounded by other fans? Headquarters Beercade River North (213 W. Institute Place), already a mecca of nostalgia, is hosting an “evil queen-themed” singalong boozy brunch...

  • T-Pain ditches the Auto-Tune for Tiny Desk-inspired tour with Chicago stop

    T-Pain ditches the Auto-Tune for Tiny Desk-inspired tour with Chicago stop

    T-Pain is synonymous with Auto-Tune. In the mid-aughts, the singer knocked out hits like “I'm ‘N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” and “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” that leaned heavily on the assistance of computer programs to produce his signature sound. But in October of 2014, something unexpected, and...

  • Explore Chicago by Divvy with these customized, bike-friendly routes

    Explore Chicago by Divvy with these customized, bike-friendly routes

    Divvy bikes have been around for a few years now, but not all Chicagoans have figured out how to harness the power of these little blue bikes. With the warm weather still working in our favor, there’s no better time than the present to make those two-wheelers work for you. To help your planning,...

  • 5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

    Show some pride at a beach party, go out to watch the Mayweather-McGregor fight or find your favorite food trucks all in the same place this weekend in Chicago. Still beach party season Days of fun in the sun are dwindling as summer gives way to cooler weather, but Fahrenheit Chicago gives you...

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  • Get moving with Chicago's Tough Mudder run

    Get moving with Chicago's Tough Mudder run

    Running on nicely manicured paths or clean roadways is fun and all, but why not forego the concrete for some good ol’ fashioned mud? Tough Mudder, “probably the toughest event on the planet,” is a 10-mile course of mud with more than 20 embedded obstacles designed to help you push your fitness...

  • Do good this week with Kuumba Lynx

    Do good this week with Kuumba Lynx

    Tatiana Serrato is a junior at Harold Washington College, but before she was a college student, she was a young artist with Kuumba Lynx, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to developing the artistic skills of the city’s youth. “I’ve been with Kuumba Lynx since I was 10 years old. I’ve grown...

  • 5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: Cosmo's Midnight, Playboi Carti, Fake Limbs

    5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: Cosmo's Midnight, Playboi Carti, Fake Limbs

    From rap to strident punk sounds, no matter your genre preference, this weekly dosage of music has something for you. Friday, Aug. 25 Cosmo’s Midnight Beat Kitchen 2100 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-4444 These twins utilize a diverse group of collaborators and drum machines to produce impassioned electro...

  • Green thumbs come together at Chicago's community gardens

    Green thumbs come together at Chicago's community gardens

    There’s nothing like getting dirt under your fingernails and spending some time among the greenery. But in a city as crowded as Chicago, you’re one of the lucky ones if your apartment or home has a yard big enough to let you get down and dirty. Thankfully, Chicago is home to dozens of community...

  • Starbucks hops on the sushi burrito bandwagon

    Starbucks hops on the sushi burrito bandwagon

    The sushi burrito trend might be so last year, but better late than never, right? Starbucks is the newest spot in Chicago to feature sushi burritos on the menu, starting at two locations—the Loop (39 S. LaSalle St.) and Bronzeville (3506 S. State St.). A part of the recently-launched Mercato menu...

  • Q&A: 'Destroy Your Art' founders ask filmmakers to create—then delete

    Q&A: 'Destroy Your Art' founders ask filmmakers to create—then delete

    Art is often discussed in terms of its creation: How ideas are conjured and art is constructed—those elements “behind the art” can be as inspiring as the artwork itself. But thinking about the entire life cycle of art—the different ways we create, consume and destroy it—can also be informative,...

  • Free concert series comes to town featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, Leather Corduroys and Towkio

    Free concert series comes to town featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, Leather Corduroys and Towkio

    Adidas Originals is bringing their "Essentialism Free Concert" series to Chicago—and they’re toting along some big names. After debuting in Portland, the concert series will hit Chicago on Aug. 25. Leather Corduroys, a Chicago hip-hop group with Kami and Joey Purp, will perform as well as Towkio...

  • Ask Anna: My boyfriend cheated on me

    Ask Anna: My boyfriend cheated on me

    Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, I have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now. He asked me to move in so I did. I recently found out that he is into transgender men or shemales. I'm not sure...

  • Ready, set, no pants: Underwear Run added to this year's Chicago Triathlon

    Ready, set, no pants: Underwear Run added to this year's Chicago Triathlon

    Boxers or briefs? Next weekend, the 35th running of the Chicago Triathlon kicks off with just that question, at least for some people. This year’s Triathlon adds a little bit of nearly-naked fun to the physical festivities, with the addition of an Underwear Run on the Friday before the weekend’s...

  • Chicago date idea: Italian food at Volare then fireworks

    Chicago date idea: Italian food at Volare then fireworks

    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then just hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing dinner at Volare with a summer fireworks show at Navy Pier. Main attraction: Volare 201 E. Grand Ave. 312-410-9900 How much: $7-$45 You know the food at a restaurant...

  • Go to the Upside Down with 'Stranger Things' pop-up bar in Logan Square

    Go to the Upside Down with 'Stranger Things' pop-up bar in Logan Square

    Can’t wait for the “Stranger Things” season two premiere in October? Emporium Arcade Bar has reimagined its old Surf Bar pop-up space to house a “Stranger Things”-themed bar, appropriately titled “The Upside Down” (2367 N. Milwaukee Ave.). It opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The entrance of the...

  • 5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

    A backyard barbecue with pros, Pilsen’s street festival and a fantasy football convention—it’s just another weekend with plenty to do in Chicago. Party in Pilsen Live music from Grammy-award winning acts? Check. Delicious street food? Check. Artwork and decorations from renowned local muralist...

  • 5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

    5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

    Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing’s coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. @AudreyGorden | agorden@redeyechicago.com

  • A guide to Chicago's Air and Water Show 2017

    A guide to Chicago's Air and Water Show 2017

    The Air and Water show is, quite literally, Chicago’s can’t-miss event of the summer. No matter where you are throughout the city, you can look toward the lake and probably catch a glimpse of the many stunting aircraft—you certainly won’t be able to avoid hearing them soaring over parts of Chicago....

  • Chance the Rapper, Solange, Vince Staples to deliver talks at Museum of Contemporary Art this fall

    Chance the Rapper, Solange, Vince Staples to deliver talks at Museum of Contemporary Art this fall

    Chicago’s favorite rapper is helping the Museum of Contemporary Art celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, as the museum announced today that Chance the Rapper—as well as fellow musicians Solange Knowles and Vince Staples—will all deliver a talk this fall as part of the MCA’s In Sight Out conversation...

  • Do good with Chance the Rapper-approved STATE Bags

    Do good with Chance the Rapper-approved STATE Bags

    If an organization is supported by Chicago’s hometown hero, you can bet it’s a good one. STATE Bags, a one-for-one bag brand, already has Chance the Rapper on board with its mission. The organization delivers a fully-stocked backpack to a child in need for every bag sold, with this summer’s efforts...

  • Get moving with these Chicago running and walking trails

    Get moving with these Chicago running and walking trails

    It’ll be perfect running weather before long, and we’re ready. Soon to be gone are the days of high humidity and awful sunburns, and on the horizon are 60-degree days where the only warmth you’ll need will come from the burn in your muscles. Grab your running shoes, your Spotify playlists and your...

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