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In a new show, playwright and actor Brian Quijada uses a North American children's story to frame a Central American immigrant story.
The show: "Somewhere Over the Border," performed by Teatro Vista at the Windy City Playhouse through June 12.
Area beaches open today!
- Here's a look back at our city enjoying what Lake Michigan has to offer. Happy summer, Chicago.
The new TV show "Shining Girls" takes place partly in Chicago's indie club scene circa 1992.
- Kirby (played by Elisabeth Moss) watches her mom's punk shows and even has a Lounge Ax (RIP) poster on her wall.
- It got us wondering how folks from the 1992 scene remember its highlights 30 years later and view the show.
Last week, we asked about where you like to shop for your secondhand duds.
👗 Arianna V.: "I love all of the Village Discount stores. Not only do they have great prices, but you can get lost in there for at least an hour because of the mass amount of items out on the floor."
We asked readers to identify the park Monica was in using these clues:
Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal?
Worth noting: Happy hours weren't fully legal in Illinois until 2015.
- In the spirit of being legally allowed to drink with a discount, here are a few specials to take advantage of during the week.
👋 Hey, it's Monica. I live in Wrigleyville, where tens of thousands of fans will gather to watch the Cubs play the Diamondbacks over the next four days.
What's happening: As the devoted partner of a baseball fanatic, I know what it's like to tag along to games when I secretly would rather be exploring the neighborhood.
Dating can be expensive, but you don't have to spend a ton of money to have a good time.
- Whether you are on a first date or have been together for years, here are some date ideas under $25.
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