As I crossed the tire-shaped craters of fallen leaves along 31st Street, I thought I knew what to expect from Chicago DIY venue The Orphanage.
by Josh Kovensky •
It was a conservative pundit’s worst nightmare. In a fit of ecstatic tolerance, sexual discrimination, gender binaries, and the heteronormative hierarchy disappeared. Out of the remaining wormhole came free HIV testing, drag shows, dancing, and wholehearted acceptance–such was the scene…
by Jamie Keiles •
The Orphanage, on the second floor of the community center attached to Bridgeport’s First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, seamlessly merges luxury with punk. At last Wednesday’s show, kids in studded jackets kicked their Docs up on velvet divans and sipped on cans of cheap beer.
by Chicago Weekly Staff •
Historically, Bridgeport has been known both as a working-class Irish neighborhood and a home to well-connected politicians, including both Mayors Daley. However, there is another side to Bridgeport: a diverse, artistic neighborhood that welcomes outsiders without losing its strong community…