by Drew Hunt
Leonard Cohen performs at the Akoo Theater in Rosemont, marking his first appearance in Chicagoland since 2009, when he performed at the Chicago Theatre, where "he stalked the stage like a man one-fourth his age, and his Jehovah-like baritone was shockingly undiminished by time—as was his ability to seduce several thousand listeners at a go," according to Miles Raymer.
Loom, a Nothing Without a Company production and the latest work by playwright Ike Holter, is in the middle of its run at Timber Lanes. If you ask Tony Adler, "The narrative is a flimsy goof. Yet Holter makes it funny and not a little bit compelling. I laughed, I was appropriately creeped out. So, yes, it's confirmed: Holter's got talent."
The Pilsen gallery Queer Thoughts hosts "Homosapien 2," a solo exhibition featuring work by experimental photographer Pia Howell.
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