Here are all of the Tribune’s winter 2024 guides to arts and entertainment, from A+E’s writers, columnists and critics.
“With the Hollywood strikes resolved, 2024 promises a return to normal, or whatever ‘normal’ looks like in an increasingly unstable TV landscape,” writes Tribune critic Nina Metz. Read the full list here.
“My part in this annual list of 10 is simplicity itself,” writes Tribune critic Michael Phillips. “Based on a time-tested combination of hope, predictions and trailers, it’s time to roll the dice and hope for a few surprises; A few new tricks, if not in originality, but in execution and in the spirit of teaching old brand names.” Read the full list here.
“True Chicagoans know that winter is the best season to visit museums in this city,” writes Hannah Edgar. Read his 10 picks for new or soon-to-close exhibitions here.
“From speculative futures to documentary pasts, from obsessive sculptures to spaces of nonchalant meditation, from historic Japanese design to contemporary Latin religious devotional paintings—there’s something for everyone in Chicago’s galleries and museums in the first few months of 2024,” Lori Waxman writes. Read the full list here.
“Winter demands a certain comfort,” writes Bob Gendron. “This means that many of the season’s live gems occur in intimate clubs and smaller spaces, where the bond between artist and fan grows even closer.” Read the 10 concert selections here.
There are plenty of theater shows on offer this winter season, but critic Chris Jones has singled out 10 shows opening in the Chicago area between now and the end of March that look particularly intriguing. Read the full list here.
“There’s no rest for the weary in Chicago dance, which has been on the rise this winter,” writes Lauren Warnecke. Read his top 10 picks for dance events here.
If you’re looking to enjoy some comedy and maybe see someone you haven’t caught live before, Jerald Pierce has selected 10 comics who stop by the Chicago area. Read the full list here.
“January and the following months will drag you from one gig to the next,” writes Hannah Edgar. Read their picks for classical music and jazz events here.