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  • A More Perfect Union
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/01/2017 to 10/20/2017 - For the second annual Wabash Arts Corridor exhibition, A More Perfect Union takes an expanded look at inclusivity and features murals by artists from all over the world. […]

  • Chicago Ideas Week
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/16/2017 to 10/22/2017 - Chicago Ideas Week, October 16-22, 2017, is a seven-day festival featuring over 200 global thought leaders and innovators speaking on a variety of topics ranging from leadership and life’s lessons, to […]

  • A New Brain
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/15/2017 to 10/29/2017 - Gordon Schwinn is an aspiring musical theater writer who pays his bills writing songs for a children’s television show called “Mr. Bungee’s Lily Pad.” It’s a job he hates and while venting his […]

  • Chicago Architecture Biennial
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/16/2017 to 01/07/2018 - The 2nd edition of the successful Chicago Architecture Biennial will be the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America. The 1st Chicago Biennial in 2015 drew more than […]

  • A View from the Bridge
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/12/2017 to 10/22/2017 - Direct from sold-out runs on Broadway and London’s West End comes Ivo van Hove’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” (London Evening Standard) revival of Arthur Miller’s famed drama. Brooklyn […]

  • Chicago Water Taxi
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    05/27/2017 to 11/30/2017 - Chicago Water Taxi is Chicago's premiere river transportation service with Stops at Michigan Avenue, The Chicago Riverwalk, Chinatown and more. Hop on and off with a Chicago Water Taxi All Day Access […]

  • Adler After Dark
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Starting 10/20/2016 - An extraordinary opportunity to see Adler Planetarium at night. This 21+ evening offers full access and admission to museum exhibits and galleries, unlimited sky shows in their 3 state-of-the-art […]

  • Cauleen Smith: Human_3.0 Reading List
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    05/27/2017 to 10/29/2017 - Newspapers, magazines, and websites frequently offer lists: the 10 best new restaurants, the 50 top places to see in the world, the 100 best movies of all time. Chicago-based artist Cauleen Smit […]

  • Alias Grace
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/01/2017 to 11/04/2017 - A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, Alias Grace takes a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her […]

  • Chicago City Markets
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    05/11/2017 to 11/01/2017 - The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce a new program framework and name for Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®-uniting all of the City […]

  • Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    05/27/2017 to 10/29/2017 - Saul Steinberg (American, born Romania, 1914–99) had one of the most remarkable and varied careers in postwar American art. While known for the drawings that graced the cover of the New Yorker for […]

  • Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Amarillo
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/17/2017 to 10/29/2017 - Chicago Shakespeare Theater is proud to present Mexico’s most celebrated theater ensembles, Teatro Línea de Sombra, in our new third theater, The Yard, as part of the inaugural Chicago Internationa […]

  • Choir Boy
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/28/2017 to 11/12/2017 - Raven Theatre launches its 35th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of CHOIR BOY by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning author of the Best Film Moonlight. CHOIR BOY concerns a […]

  • Augusta and Noble
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/05/2017 to 11/11/2017 - Meet young Gabi Castillo from West Town Chicago. Gabi ventures across town to attend Northside College Prep where she encounters new cultures, classmates, and opportunities. Through a class project […]

  • Bridgett Everett
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/19/2017 to 10/19/2017 - See Bridget Everett live October 19th at Park West!&nbs […]

  • BECKY SHAW
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/22/2017 to 11/12/2017 - A newlywed couple takes it upon themselves to fix up two romantically challenged friends: wife's best friend, meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring […]

  • Chakaia Booker
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 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, […]

  • Besa: A Code of Honor
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Edmonton Oilers
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/19/2017 to 10/19/2017 - Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Edmonton Oilers October 19 at the United Center! Fun fact: The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015! Photo: Chicago Blackhawks […]

  • BEWILDERED
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    09/28/2017 to 11/11/2017 - Hell in a Handbag Productions presents the world premiere of BEWILDERED, a musical parody of the beloved ‘60s/‘70s television sitcom "Bewitched." This spellbinding throwback is told from the point of […]

  • Chicago Cultural Center Theater & Dance Residencies
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    07/16/2017 to 11/11/2017 - BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTIONJuly 16 – November 12, 2017Take an electrifying trip through the 1960s-1980s and learn about the extraordinary life and career of rock impresario Bill Graham, […]

  • Chicago International Film Festival
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/12/2017 to 10/26/2017 - It’s another great year for film, from dark comedies that make us laugh in spite of ourselves to intense psychological thrillers that expose our deep-seated anxieties to politically minded […]

  • Billy Elliot the Musical
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    10/06/2017 to 11/19/2017 - Billy Elliot the Musical is based on the 2000 film “Billy Elliot” and features music by Elton John with book and lyrics by the film’s screenplay writer Lee Hall. Winner of both the Tony Award and […]

  • Chicago Magic Lounge
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Starting 03/05/2015 - The Chicago Magic Lounge is your new home for close-up magic in the Windy City. They perform magic table-side, at the bar, and on the stage. Come back every week for a fully immersive, interactive, […]

  • Blue Man Group
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 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 […]

  • Chicago Works: Amanda Williams
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    07/18/2017 to 12/31/2017 - Trained as an architect, Chicago artist Amanda Williams creates work that uses sculpture and photography to respond to changing urban environments. Williams, who lives and works in Chicago’s […]

  • Brick by Brick
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    03/10/2016 to 01/07/2018 - This 7,000-square-foot exhibit, developed and created by MSI, will feature a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO®-built structures of engineering marvels, including a 60-foot long […]

  • ComedySportz
    on October 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Starting 02/23/2012 - Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience's approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions. […]