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Chicago magazine March 2015

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talk to us

ON OUR COVER STORY D4 in Streeterville is another great place to bring a kid [“The Best Bars in Chicago,” February]. They’ve got good food by bar standards, a great beer list, and are very tolerant of kids. My wife and I can relax there in the evening with the kids and still have something of an adult existence. DAVID LEWIN, Chicagomag.com Kids in bars is yuppie as hell. I understand the parental need to be medicated. But thanks for letting me know where not to go. Adam Kern, Facebook ON A BILY GOAT TAVERN BARKEEP This is perhaps the finest profile of a bartender I’ve ever read [“Consider the Bartender,” February]. Both the writer and the bartender are consummate professionals. I’ll be quoting from this piece for many years to come. GARY REGAN, Chicagomag.com Been stopping by…

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THE COLUMBIA DANCE CENTER OF CHICAGO 3/5–7Shantala Shivalingappa. The renowned Kuchipudi dancer Shantala Shivalingappa performs the 2,000-year-old South Indian art form with accompaniment by four musicians. $30.3/19–21Urban Bush Women. The all-female contemporary dance troupe celebrates their 30th anniversary with selected performances from their past repertory. $30. 1306 S. Michigan. colum.edu/dance-center/performances HARRIS THEATER FOR MUSIC AND DANCE 3/12–15Hubbard Street Dance. A mishmash of old and new for this venerable contemporary dance company features a Kylián-heavy program (two pieces conceived by the Czech choreographer) and a world premiere by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. $25–$94.3/21–22Visceral Dance Chicago. The year-old modern dance troupe mounts two world premieres by artistic director Nick Pupillo and fellow Chicago choreographer Brian Enos. $25–$27. 205 E. Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org THE SELDOMS 3/20–22, 26–29 Power Goes. See page 40. $10–$28. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago.…

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go what do

THEATER COMEDIES ANGRY FAGS Through 4/26 Descriptively billed as “Oscar Wilde meets Fight Club,” Angry Fags explores the consequences of a violent bashing that transpires during an argument over civil rights, bomb building, politics, and—oddly enough—pistachios. Part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep series (see also Heat Wave and The Walk Across America for Mother Earth). $15–$45. Pride Films and Plays at the Garage, 1624 N. Halsted. pridefilmsandplays.com DIVIDING THE ESTATE Through 3/28 One of the late, great playwright Horton Foote’s last works follows a once-wealthy Texas clan trying to come to grips with their dwindling fortunes and arguing over whether to divvy up what’s left of their funds before their elderly matriarch shuffles off her mortal coil. $15–$36. Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. raventheatre.com END DAYS 3/19–4/26 Longtime actor Henry Godinez takes charge of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s semisurreal…

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center for aesthetic surgery

LOCATION 8901 W. Golf Rd., Ste. 204 Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-296-5470 peterejohnsonmd.com Peter E. Johnson, MD, and the Center for Aesthetic Surgery provide a personalized experience for those seeking a renewed sense of who they are, body and soul. Dr. Johnson draws from a foundation of proven techniques in cosmetic surgery while applying the latest advances, blended with artistic confidence, to provide the very best in cosmetic plastic surgery today. His philosophy is to help you express your inner beauty in order to be the very best you can be. His outstanding reputation has distinguished him as one of the city’s “Top Doctors,” as featured in the past in Chicago magazine. He has also been recognized as one of Chicago’s best plastic surgeons in the Castle Connolly guide Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area. Dr.…

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power smackdown

Who is the true power forward in Chicago basketball? DRAFT PICK 3rd (in 2001) 2nd (in 2013) POINTS/REBOUNDS PER GAME 18.2/12.0 (through January) 16.8/3.3 AWARDS NBA All-Star 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006; Rookie of the Year 2002 WNBA All-Star 2014, 2013; Rookie of the Year 2013 SALARY $7.1 million around $60,000 ENDORSEMENTS Nike, Banco Popular, San Miguel Nike, DuPont, Genesis Today SIDE PASSION Medicine. He did a year of med school in Barcelona and observed a spinal surgery in L.A. in 2010. Special needs. Her sister was born blind and deaf and with autism and cerebral palsy. POWER MOVE Calling plays in Spanish (he’s fluent in three languages) so opponents can’t pick up on them. Sneaky! Overcoming Lyme disease (she missed 17 games last year) to lead her team to the WNBA finals THE WINNER: TIE…

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why chicago?

From the Trans 100 gala, which Ross hosted in 2014, to accessible health care, Chicago has become a hub of transgender culture. How did it happen? 1. We’ve got Jennifer Pritzker. And The Matrix codirector Lana Wachowski. And mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox. And Against Me! rocker Laura Jane Grace. “The more individuals who feel safe enough to be seen and known, the more that safety grows,” says Josie Paul, director of Chicago House’s TransLife Center. 2. Health insurers here must cover gender reassignment surgery. Illinois is one of only nine states (plus Washington, D.C.) where it’s illegal to discriminate based on gender identity. 3. And there are robust services for transitionrelated health care. With TransLife, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago Women’s Health Center, and Affinity Community Services, the city’s network of…