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  • All My Sons
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/11/2018 to 02/11/2018 - All My Sons By Arthur Miller Directed by Charles Newell Featuring Timothy Edward Kane and John Judd Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner […]

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/18/2017 to 03/31/2018 - Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page details Wilder’s lifetime of writing and explores various themes including Educated on the Move, which shows how the formal and informal education young […]

  • Beautiful The Carole King Musical
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/05/2017 to 01/28/2018 - BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best […]

  • Fiddleheads
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 08/27/2016 - Each weekend Garfield Park Conservatory cooks up projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit over the weekend to get a dose of the tropics and k […]

  • Besa: A Code of Honor
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    08/03/2017 to 03/04/2018 - This exhibition features images by American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Albania was the only country with more Jews at the end of WWII than […]

  • Mid Winter Meeting 2018
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/16/2018 to 01/28/2018 - […]

  • Bill Walker: Urban Griot
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/05/2017 to 04/08/2018 - William “Bill” Walker was a prolific muralist best known for crating the iconic Wall of Respect on Chicago’s South Side. Urban Griot highlights Walker’s artwork beyond the wall in a series of drawings […]

  • Edward Hines National Forest
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/12/2017 to 02/11/2018 - Chicago-based artist Sara Black and Aotearoa New Zealand artist Raewyn Martyn will transform Hyde Park Art Center’s Gallery 1 from November 12, 2017 until February 11, 2018 into an immersive built […]

  • Blind Date
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/20/2018 to 02/25/2018 - In an era before Twitter and eHarmony, two of history’s oddest couples seek to thaw the seemingly intractable relationship between the United States and Soviet Russia. Despite their advisors’ efforts […]

  • India Modern: The Paintings of M. F. Husain
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    09/14/2017 to 03/04/2018 - This special installation—the centerpiece of the Art Institute of Chicago’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence—presents eight large triptychs from the Indian Civilization […]

  • BLKS
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/07/2017 to 01/28/2018 - Some days feel like they will never end. After a morning that includes a cancer scare and kicking her girlfriend out of the house, Octavia decides to have a last turn up with her best friends. In poet […]

  • MCL Chicago
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 08/05/2014 - MCL Chicago is the first theater dedicated to the art of music comedy. It houses productions featuring music improv, musical sketch, as well as new original musicals. Performances happen nearly […]

  • Blue Man Group
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 06/01/2012 - Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been […]

  • Red Velvet
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/01/2017 to 01/21/2018 - The director of last fall's “must-see” King Charles III helms a fascinating glimpse into theater history, called "fiery and funny" by Time Out New York. In 1833 at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, […]

  • Boy
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/10/2018 to 03/18/2018 - "I chose my name. I chose it."A moving and poignant story, inspired by true events, about a search for personal identity and acceptance. In the 1960s, a surgical accident causes a well-intentioned […]

  • Destination Solar System
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 05/16/2014 - Destination Solar System is a live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination Solar System flies audiences from one end of […]

  • Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    10/27/2017 to 03/31/2018 - Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers is a collection of American writer portraits by award-winning photojournalist Art Shay. For more than 50 years, Shay’s photographs recorded the bombast and […]

  • Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/19/2017 to 01/25/2018 - The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast […]

  • Chakaia Booker
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    04/30/2016 to 04/30/2018 - Millennium Park will unveil six recent sculptures by American artist Chakaia Booker in a new exhibition in the Boeing Galleries - running April 30, 2016, through April 2018. A seventh, […]

  • Hamilton
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    09/27/2016 to 05/25/2018 - Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new […]

  • Chicago Cultural Center Theater & Dance Residencies
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 01/12/2013 - The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public […]

  • Late Nite Catechism
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 02/13/2016 - A Chicago original and international hit, Late Night Catechism is celebrating a record-breaking 23 seasons! This comedy, written by Vicki Quade & Maripat Donovan, features the character of Sister, a […]

  • Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/08/2011 to 01/27/2018 - This ongoing exhibition presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks features 72 black and white photographs of 24 landmarks and historic districts by Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall, and […]

  • McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/17/2017 to 03/04/2018 - The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on Friday, November 17 (weather permitting), on the same day as the 104th Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting […]

  • Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/11/2018 to 01/21/2018 - Debuting in 2002 when 35 local sketch comedy groups gathered to share their craft, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is now the largest in the world, hosting over 180 groups from around the globe, […]

  • Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    09/16/2017 to 03/04/2018 - September 16, 2017 - March 4, 2018Based in Chicago, Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz makes work that explores recent contested social, political, and cultural histories. Drawing on persona […]

  • Chicago Works: Paul Heyer
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    01/17/2018 to 07/01/2018 - Paul Heyer’s paintings explore the moments just before life and right after death. He is interested in a liberation from the body and the playful malleability of all forms. There is a quiet ecstasy in […]

  • Night Out in the Parks
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 04/01/2016 - Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events in every one of the city's 77 […]

  • Color Studies
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    09/14/2017 to 02/25/2018 - Color has occupied intriguing, if at times understated roles, in the history of architecture and design. This installation mines the collection of the Art Institute to showcase important moments from […]

  • Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/03/2017 to 03/04/2018 - At the beginning of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was the most famous artist in the world. On the centenary of his death, the Art Institute joins museums around the world in celebrating […]

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