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Comedy Tue Sep 01 2015

The Jangleheart Circus Returns with 3 Nights of Comedy

A Jangleheart CircusThe Jangleheart Circus by Upstairs Gallery -- one of the city's largest and most diverse comedy festivals, featuring local improv, sketch, and stand-up stars -- returns for its third year this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (September 3-5) at three different venues on the North Side.

On Thursday night, the CiC Theater (a few blocks north of the Music Box) will host 12 acts including one of iO Chicago's best Harold teams, The Late '90s, and the popular independent improv group, Sand.

On Friday night, the Annoyance Theatre & Bar at Belmont and Clark will feature stand-up from Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Conner O'Malley, the Annoyance's experimental group Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, and 17 additional acts.

Finally, on Saturday the party moves to The iO Theater, where The Second City, Drunk History, and "Parks and Recreation" alumnus Tim Baltz joins "that guy from the Sonic commercials," TJ Jagodowski (both of whom would already be on "Saturday Night Live" if there were any justice in the world), while the writers from The Onion bring you Amazing: A Clickhole Show that parodies Buzzfeed and other clickbait sites. One of Chicago's most interesting and storied theatre troupes, The Neo-Futurists, will also be in the house, along with a mind-blowing 23 additional acts.

Here's the performance schedule for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and here's where you can buy tickets for $25 per night.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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