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More Tacos

Taco chain Del Taco is planning to return to the Chicago area in 2016.

Challengers Enter the Arena

Both Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia officially filed to challenge Rahm Emanuel in the mayoral elections.

DIY Immigration Reform

President Obama came to Chicago Tuesday to make the case for his executive actions preventing the deportation undocumented immigrants with children born in the U.S.

Black Beer Friday

This Friday is your chance to pick up bottles of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout as well as Big Hugs, Half Acre's beloved coffee imperial stout. Expect lines for both.

Elephants in Distress

Thirty Times a Minute, a video installation by Colleen Plumb, intends to draw attention to the plight of elephants in captivity. Plumb is projecting it on buildings around the city; see the schedule for details.

No More Shows at Township

Township has parted ways with MP Shows in what sounds like fairly acrimonious fashion. Upcoming concerts have either been canceled or moved to Reggies and Livewire Lounge.

A Summer of Promise

Filmmaker Ifé Olatunji presents a snapshot of three young girls' experiences going to school at South Shore Fine Arts Academy, and their mothers' hopes for their future. [via]

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"America, I tell the truth you can't say!"

Comedy website Splitsider explores the history and influence of "The Bernie Mac Show," which included elements of the Chicago comedy legend's life.

Immersion-Circulate for the Border

"It didn't take long for the apartment to smell like the inside of a Taco Bell sauna. I couldn't tell if that was a good thing." What happens when you sous-vide Taco Bell for 48 hours.

United States of X: Side Dish Edition

Illinoisians are more interested in hawaiian salad for Thanksgiving than residents of other states, according to a study of Google searches by the New York Times.

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“When a new coach is hired, you go out of your way to like them. Regime change optimism is a good feeling to have.”

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Under the Hood

Book Club

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame to Induct Six Authors

by Nancy Bishop


Strawdog's Desperate Dolls Gets Evil Wrong But Suspense Right

by A/C

Book Club

The Other Chair Up There: An Hour with Donna Seaman

by Alex Thompson

Drive Thru

An Indian Thanksgiving?

by Jeremy Owens


Schubas Warmed Up with Kevin Barnes and Está Vivo

by Julian Ramirez


We Should've Seen the Trestman Collapse Coming

by Chad Ruter


The Impossible Case of the Courts and Police Reform

by Ramsin Canon


Court Theatre Stages a Low-Key Iphigenia in Aulis

by Nancy Bishop


I Would Be so Thankful If Only Chicago Had an Elected School Board

by Mechanics


A Gorgeously Epic Porgy & Bess @ The Lyric Opera

by J.H. Palmer

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



11:00 AChicago Literary Hall of Fame to Induct Six Authors

5:20 PChicago Italian Film Festival

7:00 PMiss Spoken @ Gallery Cabaret

7:30 PTwista @ Double Door

7:30 PYou're Being Ridiculous @ Mary's Attic

11:00 PThe Warriors @ Logan Theatre


8:00 AChicago Thanksgiving Parade on State St.

5:30 PChicago Italian Film Festival

7:15 PSecond City's Holidazed & Confused Revue @ UP Comedy

11:00 PThe Warriors @ Logan Theatre


10:30 A23rd Annual Wreathing of the Lions @ Art Institute

11:00 AMichael Milano Solo Exhibition for Trunk Show

4:00 PSing-Along Sound of Music @ Music Box

7:00 PYou, Me, Them, Everybody Live @ Hungry Brain

8:00 PWhite Mystery @ Red Line Tap

8:00 PPixar In Concert @ CSO

9:00 PLydia Loveless @ Lincoln Hall

9:00 PGood Vybes Fest @ Empty Bottle


12:00 PChicago Indie Artisan Holiday Market

7:00 PEl DeBarge @ The Promontory

7:30 PAngel Olsen @ Thalia Hall

8:00 PPixar In Concert @ CSO

8:00 PHar Mar Superstar & Pizza Underground @ Double Door

8:30 PGood Vybes Fest @ Empty Bottle

10:00 PAllah-Las and Takashi Miyaki @ Lincoln Hall


12:00 PChicago Indie Artisan Holiday Market

3:00 PThe Mash @ High-Hat Club

3:00 PPixar In Concert @ CSO

7:30 PTail Light Rebellion @ Reggies


6:00 PDavid Schalliol @ International Museum of Surgical Science

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf

8:00 PFull Contact Karaoke @ Schubas

8:00 PPechakucha @ Martyrs'

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