Your Secret Celtic Heart
Let Galician musician Carlos Núñez uncover it
Carlos Núñez’ mission is to share the lilting, fluid music of Galicia and other Celtic traditions, and he’s been working on it since he first picked up a gaita 35 years ago.
Deliciousness with your art, a smutty local gallery reopens and a local poet hates coconut margaritas in this week’s Culture Shock.
(Almost) Never Buy Beforehand
“Frugal Fan” Motez Bishara shares his tips for enjoying the best NBA seats at the best deal possible.
Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
See the longest running show in Chicago history. A rapid-fire showcasing of 30 pieces performed in 60 minutes.
Courtesy of the artist
Hung Like a Seahorse: A Comedic Foray into Real-Life Transgender Adventure
Laugh, cry and feel uplifted with this stage show about transgender life, written and performed by Quinn Alexander Fontaine.
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Galactic Sound Bath
Feeling a little unkempt spiritually? Listen close: Collective Frequency has something to clean you right up. This Sunday, Aug. 26, the group hosts a galactic sound bath at Tortuga Gallery. Using crystal bowls and harps, a xylophone, tang drum, chimes, gongs, rainsticks and more, the group guides visitors through a sound healing session that aims to tap directly into your DNA through the mystical frequencies created. An hour and a half—from 6:30 to 8pm, ought to have you stepping out into the night feeling cleansed. At $10, this sound bath will recharge you better than getting sloppy drunk at a bar show, and with none of the hangover.