Weekend Events Around Town: 9/12-9/14

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An Ethiopian festival, Chicago Women's Expo, and the AIDS Run and Walk; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Mesmerizing Music of the Night

Join a Listening Party as the City of Chicago Pulls an All-Nighter

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Chicago’s majestic Cultural Center has no small plans for the weekend. The Cultural Center will stay open overnight this Friday, Sept. 12, as part of the 2014 World Music Festival.

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‘From Billions to None’

Film Documents Extinction of Passenger Pigeon

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September 11, 2014 - ‘From Billions to None’

A century ago, the last known passenger pigeon in existence died. For decades, billions of passenger pigeons filled the sky. A new documentary addresses what happened to the passenger pigeon.

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Ask Geoffrey: 9/10

Geoffrey Visits a Spot Where North Meets North

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September 10, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 9/10

We revisit Geoffrey Baer’s trip to a rediscovered war curiosity, a long-lost war trophy, and a place in Chicago where north meets north in tonight’s Ask Geoffrey.

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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September 9, 2014 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Theater and Dance Critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss joins us to review the latest productions. 

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The Music of William Carey Wright

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September 8, 2014 - The Music of William Carey Wright

Musicologist David Patterson attempts to amend the biography of architect Frank Lloyd Wright to acknowledge the powerful influence of his father, a preacher, essayist, musician and composer.

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South Side Serenade

'Pulse of the Night' Beats in New Photo Exhibition

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Intimate black-and-white photographs document the South Side nightlife of the 1970s in a just-opened show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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Wallace Kirkland

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September 2, 2014 - Wallace Kirkland

The photographer Wallace Kirkland was a late bloomer who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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‘The Opening Kickoff’

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August 28, 2014-‘The Opening Kickoff’

To kick off the college football season, we talk with an author about the sport's past and connection to its present.

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Ken Burns on ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

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September 11, 2014 - ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

Ken Burns discusses his new documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." 

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Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

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September 10, 2014 - Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

Chicago's WNBA Team, The Chicago Sky, compete in the WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury.  

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Domestic Violence and the NFL

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September 9, 2014 - Domestic Violence and the NFL

We discuss how the NFL handled the Ray Rice domestic violence situation with our panel. 

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Eliza Fournier on the Fall Harvest Season

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September 9, 2014 - Eliza Fournier on the Harvest Season

With the end of summer near, a garden expert shares ideas and tips for the fall harvest season.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 9/5-9/7

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Broadway-themed boats, the German Day parade, and "Romeo and Juliet" in the park; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Lyric Opera Costume Sale

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September 4, 2014 - Lyric Opera Costume Sale

For the first time in 10 years—and only the second time ever—Lyric Opera of Chicago is opening up its closets and putting more than 3,000 costumes used in dozens of operas up for sale. Get a preview on Chicago Tonight.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/29-9/1

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A jazz festival, the North Coast Music Festival, and a fair for all things reused and recycled; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 25 Years

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August 28, 2014-African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 25

We explore one of the city's largest and oldest neighborhood festivals.

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