Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/01 – 5/03

Your first Fresh Start of May is here to help you make the beginning of this month great.

In case you somehow aren’t aware, the David Lynch Retrospective at the Music Box is still going on and there are quite a few great movies playing this week, from surrealistic winding films like Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway to simple and poignant narratives like The Straight Story. I highly suggest you check a few if not all of them out.

Enough about one of my favorite directors and the must see presentation at the coolest theatre in Chicago, lets get on with your fresh start to your week!


Juliana Hatfield / Pool Holograph @ Lincoln Hall. 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM

WHAT: The amazing Juliana Hatfield
SO WHAT: Juliana Hatfield will be touring in support of her latest album Pussycat, which she produced and played every instrument on (other than drums). The album was a cathartic release, taking twelve and a half days to complete from recording through mixing the whole thing. She will be  joined by local band Pool holograph, whose sound will add a post rock madness to the night
NOW WHAT: Tickets for this evening are $20.

Divino Niño /  @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., 9:00PM

WHAT: Tour kick offs and local jams
SO WHAT: Divino Niño makes their headlining debut at Empty Bottle, bringing their dreamy and psychedelic sound to get everyone’s week started off right! Joining will be a whole bunch of great local act including Paul CherryCafe Racer, and Head
NOW WHAT: Free show! Just go to this show!

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd and 4th

Whose Live Anyway? @ City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St., 8:00PM

WHAT: A new improv tour featuring the current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?
SO WHAT: Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and songs all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will be leading the show with their decades of combined improv skills. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might even be asked to join the cast onstage!
NOW WHAT: Tickets range from $35 to $50. Doors open at 6:oopm, All ages welcomed! There are also tickets for Wednesday.


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Serengeti / Ceschi / Chisme / Paulie Think @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00PM

WHAT: Oddball hip hop
SO WHAT: Chicago prolific and utterly fantastic Serengeti will be throwing one heck of a show as he reignites his Kenny Dennis persona for this great night of hip hop. Pretty much anytime Serengeti is performing is going to be a great time. Joining him will be the folk hip hop of Ceschi as well as Chisme and Paulie Think.
NOW WHAT: Tickets for this 18+ show of musical goodness is only $10!

Tuesday Funk #105 @ Hopleaf, 5148 N Clark St, 7:00PM

WHAT: An eclectic monthly reading series that celebrates good writing and good beer.
SO WHAT: Andrew Huff and Eden Robins co-host Tuesday Funk, an eclectic monthly reading series where a group of writers read their works while the audience takes in a drink or two. Housed in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf, Tuesday Funk constantly delivers wonderful writers sharing their best work. Readers will include Mikki Kendall, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Mare Swallow, and Alicia Swiz!
NOW WHAT: Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30 sharp. So get there early to grab a seat, but not overly early. Admission is always free and the event is 21 and older.

The Graphic Body: Women in Comics @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:30PM – 9:00PM

WHAT: Great comics and the women who make them
SO WHAT: Join The whistler as they host a celebration for the release of Kristen Radtke’s stunning graphic memoir Imagine Only Wanting This. Chicago comics artist Megan Kirby will moderate a panel of women comics discussing their interpretation of the body — how they draw their own and others’ in their work. Radtke will be joined by Leila Abdelrazaq, Sophie Lucido Johnson, and Corinne Mucha.
NOW WHAT: No cover for this 21+ discussion that will definitely be entertaining and enlightening.


Julian Ramirez
Julian Ramirez