Richie Requena

“Murals are like paintings in a house,” says Levar Hoard, who brought in artist Eskat to paint it. “You need to find where in the house the painting fits.”
Wicker Park artist JC Rivera’s signature “Bear Champ” character is back, this time in a mass of pink.
He has a knack for turning dark spaces around Chicago into something bright and inviting — like these bulls, rams, gazelles and totems in Avondale, near where he grew up.
The images include the fantastical creatures known as alebrijes — maybe you saw them as animated characters in the movie ‘Coco.’
Last call will be Jan. 15, two days after the establishment’s seventh anniversary.
The rest of the theater’s season schedule remains unchanged.