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  • 2018 International Screenings Program: REEL MUSIC
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 05/30/2018 - Join us for for free movies all summer long!From toe-tapping musicals and rocking documentaries to sweeping scores and unforgettable soundtracks, music and movies have always been in perfect sync. […]

  • Frederick Douglass AGITATOR
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    06/22/2018 to 12/31/2018 - “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” is a quote from activist Frederick Douglass who was one of the greatest public speakers in American history, so it’s only fitting that the new exhibit in his honor at t […]

  • 20th Anniversary Concert for Peace
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/19/2018 to 12/19/2018 - Fulcrum Point New Music Project partners with The JuJu Exchange, Young Chicago Authors, The Poetry Foundation, Josephine Lee and The Chicago Children’s Choir to present Peace in Chicago: An […]

  • Dream Freaks Fall From Space
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 06/20/2018 - Dream Freaks Fall from Space holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizarre times in which we’re living. The powerhouse cast delivers a show that’s surreal, musical, maniacal, and utterly […]

  • A Body Measured Against the Earth
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    08/25/2018 to 04/07/2019 - Titled after a quote from eco-feminist author and critic Rebecca Solnit, this exhibition draws from the MCA’s collection and features artists that stage encounters between the earth and the body to […]

  • Ice Skating at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/24/2018 to 01/07/2019 - Ice skating returns to the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park November 23 through January 7. The parks’ great lawn will be transformed into an NHL-sized, outdoor skating rink where visitors […]

  • A Christmas Carol
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/17/2018 to 12/30/2018 - Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando returns for his 11th season at Goodman Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, directed for the sixth year by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. Mor […]

  • Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 05/02/2018 - The International Music Foundation presents the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Enjoy free weekly classical music performances in Preston Bradley Hall located on the 3rd floor of the Chicago […]

  • African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    10/27/2018 to 03/03/2019 - Featuring work from a wide range of practices including cartooning, sign painting, architectural signage, illustration, graphic design, exhibit design and product design, this exhibition is the first […]

  • Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    09/29/2018 to 03/10/2019 - Enrico David has distinguished himself as one of the most original and fascinating artists working today. This fall, the MCA presents the first survey of Italian-born, London-based David, whos […]

  • Amy Schumer at The Chicago Theatre
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/19/2018 to 12/20/2018 - Amy Schumer will be performing live at The Chicago Theatre on 12/19 and 12/20. Don't miss out! […]

  • Groundings
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/03/2018 to 06/09/2019 - Groundings explores movement, both seen and unseen, through a series of residencies with artists who work in dance, music, and performance art. During the run of Groundings, the performers hold open […]

  • Art on theMART
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    10/31/2018 to 12/30/2018 - In the spirit of Chicago’s great legacy of public art and culture, Art on theMART is the largest digital art projection in the world. The first-of-its-kind for Chicago, projected across 2.5 acres (two […]

  • Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/04/2018 to 01/28/2019 - From the 17th through the 19th century, artists in Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo) captured the floating world, a poetic term for the amusements of city nightlife, through depictions of subjects such as t […]

  • Barney the Elf
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/14/2018 to 01/06/2019 - Chicago drag queen sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright again takes the lead for this cheeky musical twist on the modern holiday fave about "embracing your inner elf." After Santa Claus retires, his wicked […]

  • Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr Presents The 30th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/19/2018 to 02/24/2019 - Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr are proud to announce the 30th annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival (Rhinofest), January 12 – February 24, 2019 at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. The 2019 Rhinofest […]

  • Bob Dylan: Electric
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/16/2018 to 04/30/2019 - Bob Dylan: Electric spotlights Dylan’s writing – song, poetry, and prose – between his 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance and 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Items on display include Bob Dylan’s […]

  • DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | Merz Trio
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/19/2018 to 12/19/2018 - The International Music Foundation presents the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Enjoy free weekly classical music performances in Preston Bradley Hall, located on the 3rd floor of the Chicago […]

  • Bronzeville Echoes: Faces and Places of Chicago’s African American Music
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    04/28/2018 to 01/06/2019 - Explore Chicago’s music legacy through ragtime, jazz and blues in an exhibition that highlights the contributions of important places and people that shaped the music scene. Seldom-seen origina […]

  • Echoes: Reframing Collage
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    10/11/2018 to 12/21/2018 - A companion exhibition to The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity and Politics, Echoes: Reframing Collage examines the parallels between Arnold’s work and 21st-century photocollage artists […]

  • Celebrate the Holidays at the Art Institute
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/23/2018 to 01/06/2019 - Kick off the holiday season at the Art Institute with the 27th Annual Wreathing of the Lions on Friday, November 23. The celebration continues with seasonal classics like the Neapolitan crèche and t […]

  • Familiar
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    11/15/2018 to 01/13/2019 - Familiar By Danai GuriraDirected by Danya TaymorIt's winter in Minnesota and a Zimbabwean-American family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. When an unexpected guest arrives and […]

  • Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/19/2018 to 12/19/2018 - Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Brooklyn Nets in this regular season game at the United Center! Photo credit: Kena Krutsinger/Chicago Bulls […]

  • George Kokines: Layers Revealed
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    09/20/2018 to 12/21/2018 - The National Hellenic Museum is full of color and texture for the first ever retrospective of the Abstract Expressionist George Kokines. Visitors will learn about Kokines’ place in the art world as […]

  • Chicago Works: Jessica Campbell
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/18/2018 to 07/07/2019 - The satirical drawings, comics, and textiles by Chicago-based artist Jessica Campbell (Canadian, b. 1985) take aim at everyday experiences that reveal the sexism women face in the 21st century. […]

  • Guards at the Taj
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    05/31/2018 to 07/14/2019 - India 1648. The dawn will reveal for the first time the extraordinary beauty of the Taj Mahal, built as a tribute to the ruler who demanded its construction. But for two hapless imperial guards, t […]

  • Chicago's Original Architecture Tour®
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 06/06/2018 - Be inspired by the captivating, visual art that is Chicago’s legendary architecture, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. This […]

  • La Ruta
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/13/2018 to 01/27/2019 - La Ruta By Isaac GomezDirected by ensemble member Sandra MarquezDec 13, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019in the Upstairs TheatreTo the U.S.-owned factories in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, La Ruta is just a bus. But to […]

  • Comedians You Should Know
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Starting 08/16/2017 - Circumventing the tired, stale brand of comedy clubs, Comedians You Should Know delivers original, fresh, showcase-style stand up comedy in the revamped back room of Timothy O'Toole's Pub, a classy […]

  • Passage | Free Public Art Installation
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:59 am

    12/07/2018 to 01/06/2019 - Displayed on Navy Pier’s South Dock from December 7 through January 6, this captivating artwork by Serge Maheu uses light and sound to create twenty colorful circles that form a tunnel. As guests walk […]