Out of the Archives and Into the Streets
Archival activism illuminates LGBT voices
Someone had to save the priceless ephemera of a gay generation. Archivists Barbara Korbal and Bennett Hammer stepped up to the challenge.
This week in Culture Shock, check out operatic tailgating, a Neil Simon award winner and a traveling cabaret with car problems.
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.
Image via Pixabay
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.