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  • (re)discover theatre Announces the World Premiere of Les Innocents/The Innocents
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/07/2018 to 11/04/2018 - Inspired by a real concert that took place in the Paris Catacombs in 1897, the audience of Les Innocents/The Innocents prowls the catacombs like ghosts. Gui, a composer on a quest for love, emerges […]

  • Echoes: Reframing Collage
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • 13th Chicago Latino Music Festival
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/17/2018 to 11/18/2018 - The 13th Chicago Latino Music Festival, Chicago’s only Latino-focused classical music festival and one of few in the U.S., proudly announces its complete performance schedule from October 17-November […]

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/04/2018 to 11/18/2018 - Raven Theatre is pleased to present CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips, a sharp and boisterous drama about family, faith and […]

  • 54th Chicago International Film Festival
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/10/2018 to 10/21/2018 - The 54th Chicago International Film Festival will bring more than 150 films from across the globe to the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois from Oct. 10-21. Opening with Beautiful Boy starring Stev […]

  • Fun Harmless Warmachine
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/04/2018 to 11/04/2018 - The New Colony presents the world premiere of FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE, a kinetic journey down the rabbit hole of online masculinity cults.By day, Tom works a dead end job for the man and can't get a […]

  • A Body Measured Against the Earth
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Chicago's Original Architecture Tour®
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • A Shayna Maidel
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    08/22/2018 to 11/04/2018 - A powerful and poignant drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the rise of the Nazis.Shortly before World War II, Rose Weiss and her father escaped Poland […]

  • Downstate
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    09/20/2018 to 11/11/2018 - In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the crimes they committed. A man shows up to confront his […]

  • American Jornalero (American Day Laborer)
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/18/2018 to 10/21/2018 - In American Jornalero, a group of immigrant day laborers waiting to be picked up for work collide with two citizen vigilantes fashioning themselves on the Minuteman Project. American Jornalero is a […]

  • Frederick Douglass AGITATOR
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Bronzeville Echoes: Faces and Places of Chicago’s African American Music
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Guards at the Taj
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Caroline, or Change
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    09/22/2018 to 10/28/2018 - Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to present a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE.CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is set in Lak […]

  • Chicago's Cognac Classic Crawl
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/01/2018 to 10/31/2018 - For $30, the Cognac Geographical Indication will offer a taste of classic cognac cocktails at 5 of Chicago’s top bars.Produced only in southwestern France and one of the world’s most famous spirits, […]

  • Casa Propia (A House of Her Own)
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/18/2018 to 10/21/2018 - A Midwest Premiere by Dolores Prida, a lighthearted yet poignant comedy about a woman’s tireless quest for her American Dream, will run October 18- November 25 at Aguijón Theater. This production is […]

  • Crime and Punishment
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    09/06/2018 to 10/20/2018 - Shattered Globe Theatre presents Chris Hannan’s new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, directed by ensemble Member Louis Contey. One of the great stories of […]

  • Censorship and Information Control: A Global History from the Inquisition to the Internet
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    09/17/2018 to 12/14/2018 - Why do people censor? For ambition? Religion? Profit? Power? Fear? This global history of attempts to control or silence information, from antiquity’s earliest written records to our new digita […]

  • Dave Bruzza with Kyle Neurauter
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/18/2018 to 10/18/2018 - Dave Bruzza with Kyle Neurauter at Schubas […]

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/02/2018 to 10/21/2018 - Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Chicago's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a […]

  • Dream Freaks Fall From Space
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/09/2018 to 10/28/2018 - The official Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises offers locals and visitors breathtaking panoramic views of Chicago’s riverfront architecture – on […]

  • Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Arizona Coyotes
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/18/2018 to 10/18/2018 - Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Arizona Coyotes October 18 at the United Center! Fun fact: The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015! Photo: Chicago Blackhawks […]

  • FRESH TRACKS : SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS BY VICTORIA HEMMINGHAUS
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    10/06/2018 to 10/28/2018 - Emerging artist Victoria Hemminghaus will be making her debut exhibition of her abstract paintings and crocheted sculptures at SCHEME gallery. Join us for the opening and artist reception Saturday […]

  • Chicago Water Taxi All Day Pass
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    03/17/2018 to 11/15/2018 - Explore the Chicago River with a Chicago Water Taxi All Day Pass. Hop on/ Hop Off at all Chicago Water Taxi Stops as you experience many of Chicago's unique and interesting neighborhoods and […]

  • George Kokines: Layers Revealed
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 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: Mika Horibuchi
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    07/17/2018 to 12/02/2018 - Chicago-based artist Mika Horibuchi is interested in tricks and slips in visual perception. The curtains, window blinds, and optical illusions she uses as subjects often conceal as much as they […]

  • Hofbräuhaus Chicago Oktoberfest 2018
    on October 19, 2018 at 4:59 am

    09/14/2018 to 10/28/2018 - Hofbräuhaus Chicago brings the "oompah" of Oktoberfest back to the Chicago area with its sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration September 14 - October 28. Guests can enjoy a plethora of festivities […]