Arts & Entertainment

Famous Chicago Homes For Sale

From Cameron’s house in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s Ravenswood Manor, several famous Chicago homes are now on the market, available to anyone who wishes to purchase a piece of Chicago history. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, WBBM Newsradio 780’s Kris Kridel will discuss those homes, as well as […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/15 – 7/17

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! The Chicago Way lit series: Michael Harvey Local author Michael Harvey reads from his new book, We All Fall Down at The Hidden Shamrock. We All Fall Down tells the story of Chicago P.I. Michael Kelly as he searches […]

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Glessner House

History and architecture combine in one of the more controversially beautiful buildings of its day at the Glessner House Museum. Built in 1886 at 1800 South Prairie Avenue, the Glessner House was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose work proved influential over modern architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Glessners worked […]

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Comedian Jeff Garlin

Comedian and Chicago native Jeff Garlin from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to talk about his new stand-up comedy show in town at Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theater called “No Sugar Tonight.” The show is an ever-changing account of Garlin’s battle with sugar and other things. The 8th season of “Curb […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/8 – 7/10

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life at the Museum of Science and Industry Examine the inner workings of the human body at BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, for the first time in the U.S. Through Dr. […]

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Adler Planetarium: ‘Deep Space Adventure’

The Adler Planetarium promises visitors can explore deep space without ever leaving the Chicago lakefront. On Wednesday, they unveiled a new exhibit with a sky theater at the center of it. Adler President Paul Knappenberger joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to talk about the science behind the planetarium’s latest venture. Deep Space […]

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss joins us to discuss four plays on the stage right now. Tonight, we’ll hear about “Broadway Bound,” “Chinglish,” “OVO,” and “Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark.” “Broadway Bound” at Drury Lane The third and final installment of the Neil Simon’s Eugene trilogy, […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/1 – 7/4

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! “A Curious Patchwork of Evanston Treasures” at Evanston History Center Pop culture, technology, Dior and more—“A Curious Patchwork of Evanston Treasures” has it all. Items range from silent films produced by an Evanston family in the 1920s to the […]

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The Wilder Life

After more than two decades, Wendy McClure reached for the books of her childhood and rediscovered the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder. One year and seven states later, McClure emerged from her journey back to the 19th century with a new book detailing what she discovered — and what she thinks about it. She joins […]

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Evanston History Center

Evanston housewife Ethel Sampson began making a quilt in the 1930s, at the beginning of the Great Depression. She kept collecting fabrics for her quilt until her death in 1961. Now the quilt has turned into a fascinating historical artifact. It’s on display as part of a collection of curios showcasing Evanston history. Eddie Arruza […]

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Cabin Fever

The clash between nature and technology can be all too familiar these days. One man from suburban Chicago has set off to rediscover balance with nature, and explore a modern interpretation of Henry David Thoreau. Tom Montgomery Fate, author of Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild, joins us on Chicago Tonight at […]

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Architect Louis Sullivan

He was brilliant and passionate, hot-tempered and egotistical, and he altered the course of American architecture. Louis Sullivan’s life story is like a Greek tragedy. And his buildings are works of great art. In the mid-twentieth century, many of his buildings were torn down and Sullivan himself was nearly forgotten. In their new book, Louis […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/24 – 6/26

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization at The Oriental Institute See what Egypt was like in its earliest days at The Oriental Institute. This special exhibit showcases artifacts over 1,000 years older than the pyramids, from Egypt’s […]

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Poetry Foundation

Poetry magazine has opened its first permanent center downtown. At the corner of Dearborn and Superior streets, the Poetry Foundation has constructed a magnificent building that will host poetry readings, book launches and visiting school children. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we take a tour inside the Poetry Foundation’s bold new downtown building. Check […]

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Jeffrey Lyons: ‘Stories My Father Told Me’

Jeffrey Lyons had quite a role model: his father. Leonard Lyons wrote “The Lyons Den” column for the New York Post from 1934 to 1974, and it was syndicated to more than 100 newspapers worldwide. The column chronicled the lives of the famous and often glamorous people that Lennie Lyons — as he was known […]

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