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Events Calendar for the week of 7/31 to 8/06

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House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
7/31/2014
See Broken Bells live with special guest Wild Cub July 31 at House of Blues! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL 60613

Sports & Recreation
7/31/2014
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Colorado Rockies July 28-31 at The Friendly Confines! Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 decade-themed homestands complete with historic player uniforms, specialty food ... Read More

Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/31/2014
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago French Film Festival at Music Box gives you the opportunity to see the best the French film industry has to offer. These new French films are in a variety of genres. Among the highlights of this year's festival is the black comedy ... Read More

Allstate Arena
6920 N Mannheim
Rosemont, IL 60018

Sports & Recreation
7/31/2014
See Chicago's exciting WNBA team play against New York at Allstate Arena!

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
The Vic Theatre
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
7/31/2014
See Chvrches live with special guest Panama July 31 at The Vic! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/31/2014
Ever wonder what people are really thinking? Maybe its positive and sweet. Maybe its weird and dirty. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, Depraved New World takes you on a wild ride to see what's happening behind the eyes of the ... Read More

1400 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/31/2014
It's the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, browse works and engage with artists in the Arts & Culture Pavilion, and bring kids to the Children's Area for face painting, books and ... Read More

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
7/31/2014
See Grouplove live with special guest Joywave July 31 at Metro! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
7/31/2014
Our city's great weekly jazz tradition returns to Millennium Park this summer! It celebrates 10 years this summer with a diverse program featuring concerts that explore jazz connections to Africa, the Middle East and the rhythm and roots of the South. The 2014 series includes tribute concerts and retrospectives, ... Read More

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/31/2014
Physical is a nine day festival celebrating contemporary physical theater. Offering a series of films, performances and workshops, Physical intends to bring Chicago-based performers and audiences together with physical theater practitioners from across the U.S. and create a platform for national and Chicago based performers to build their relationships ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
7/31/2014
Highlighting the depth and breadth of Chicago, national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. Rhythm World ... Read More

Park West
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/31/2014
See The Kooks live with special guest Clara-Nova July 31 at Park West! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow.

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
Washington Park Refectory
5531 S. Russell Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Theater & Performing Arts
7/31/2014
Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 62 years in 2014, showcasing our city's rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they'll be taking the shows on ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
Shane Huffman is swimming to the Moon. If ignorance of the laws of nature is the basis of superstition, there's an element of deliberate superstition in Huffman's willful revision of cosmic order. Huffman reinvests interplanetary space, drained of mystery by the imposed order of cosmological description, with something "extra ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
From studio critique, a mode of conversation about art works, Adelheid Mers has evolved a generative, productive method of talking about other issues as well, by diagramming them onto her Fractal 3-Line Matrix. In this exhibit, Adelheid Mers: Enter the Matrix, she presents diagrams of conversations with artists about ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
In AGAIN GONE ~ Miller & Shellabarger, Miller & Shellabarger use gunpowder and black oil sunflower seeds to outline their bodies and hands. Both materials hold immense amounts of energy, even when distilled into diminutive containers, and are utilized for their rich metaphorical connotation. One is used to feed ... Read More

The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
7/31/2014
In the world of high stakes, we become a more heightened version of ourselves, which can sometimes resemble more simian behavior than human. From unitard sporting performance artists, an intimate encounter with robot culture and the primal effects of downsizing, Apes of Wrath embraces the dark and light sides ... Read More

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
Hyde Park Art Center presents Facetime, an exhibit showcasing work from area high school students as the culmination of this year's ArtShop program. ArtShop invests in teens particularly talented and interested in the visual arts by providing hands-on training, guidance in developing a portfolio, mentorship from a working artist, ... Read More

The Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
7/31/2014
Mercury Theater Chicago presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production will be led by Jeff Award ... Read More

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil tells the story of how African, European and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of this fascinating area of the largest country in South ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
7/31/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
For his exhibit, Cahill presents Snow: USSA 2012: The Wellness Center, the third phase of his project exploring the role institutions play in society. His earlier parts include USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project (2011), where he re-imagined an orphanage and a gift shop, USSA 2012: The People's Palace's Gift ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
7/31/2014
An unforgettable musical adventure comes alive in a bountiful new adaptation directed by Chicago's own Rachel Rockwell, hailed as an artist of "astounding and very rare talents" by Chicago Tribune. When American tourists Tommy and Jeff get lost on vacation in Scotland they stumble into Brigadoon, a mythical village ... Read More

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
7/31/2014
In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon - a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin - fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it Life? or Theater?: ... Read More

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
7/31/2014
The favorite on every child's bookshelf, Charlotte's Web, comes to the stage! When Wilbur is saved and sent to live on farm, he finds a new unexpected family. Follow this piggy hero as he grows from being the runt of the litter to "Some Pig" with the help of ... Read More

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