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The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
2/21/2017
The Chicago One-Minute Play Festival returns to The Den Theatre for its seventh year – this time exploring America and Chicago in 2017 in the wake of the Presidential election. The marathon evening features new one-minute plays by more than 60 of Chicago’s established and emerging playwrights and directors. Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
The Subject is Chicago is the Chicago Cultural Center's first invitational exhibition in several years, with a call going out for works in all media by artists who reside within the city limits of Chicago. Works by 50 artists will be selected by an external panel of jurors, with ... Read More

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
Opening this May, this special exhibit will showcase the amazing world of amphibians - featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians - highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Within Amphibians, guests will immerse themselves in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, ... Read More

Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
2/21/2017
For over 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago's finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
The 2017 Black Creativity program, an annual tradition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) kicks off on January 16 with a Family Day event, the annual Juried Art Exhibition and an Innovation Studio experience. The program, which is centered around Black History Month, invites students, teachers, ... Read More

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
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 Golden Gate Bridge, the International Space Station, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum, and more, constructed by LEGO® Certified ... Read More

Galerie F
2415 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
Galerie F presents Bromance: The Unconventional Story of Bernie and Clyde, featuring artwork by T-Money and Penny Pinch. This duo has been peppering the busy streets of Chicago for years. From larger than life murals to the smallest of stickers on the cuttiest cutie corners, these two have hit ... Read More

Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
312-827-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
2/21/2017
Opera has plenty of femmes fatales, but there’s only one Carmen. Her allure proves spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and then a dashing bullfighter. You’ll feel the heat as you’re captivated by Bizet’s bewitching melodies — the smoky Habanera, the playful Seguidilla, the provocative Gypsy Song. Every ... Read More

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Millennium Park
2/21/2017
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, site-responsive sculpture (a new work) will be added in September 2016 in the South Boeing Gallery. Ranging in height ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
2/21/2017
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 setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-744-6630

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
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 Stephen Beal.

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
2/21/2017
Square dancing is alive and well in Chicagoland. Visit squaredancechicago.com to find out about upcoming dances, square dancing tips, lessons, news, and more!

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
Classicism, as an aesthetic ideal, is often associated with a conventional set of rules founded on supposedly timeless notions such as “order,” “reason,” and “decorum.” As a result, it can be understood as rigid, outdated, or stodgy. But classicism is actually far from a stable concept — throughout history, ... Read More

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
Classicism, as an aesthetic ideal, is often associated with a conventional set of rules founded on supposedly timeless notions such as order, reason, and decorum. But classicism is actually far from a stable concept. Organized by the Smart Museum of Art and informed by the perspectives of scholars from ... Read More

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
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 the Solar System to the other in under 30 minutes! From sizzling solar flares on the ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
This exhibition will reunite all 32 doors painted by Eugene Eda for the stairwells of the original, now demolished Malcolm X College. Painted in 1917 by one of the principal artists of the Wall of Respect, the monumental doors are a landmark of the Black Arts movement in Chicago. ... Read More

Collaboraction
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312-226-9633

Theater & Performing Arts
2/21/2017
Gender parity within our theater community: Why should we care? How did we get here? What does it look and feel like in 2017? Collaboraction presents the world premiere of Gender Breakdown, a compilation theater piece devised in response to the lack of gender equality on and offstage. Eleven ... Read More

The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
2/21/2017
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 nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the ... Read More

The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical Hamilton has revived interest in Alexander Hamilton, one of the most complex and controversial founding fathers. Hamilton’s life and times are richly documented in primary sources here at the Newberry. This small exhibition highlights a few of these invaluable, rare sources. How did the ... Read More

#1 Chicago Tours
155 N. Harbor Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

Tours & Attractions
2/21/2017
Explore the most eerie and infamous paranormal happenings throughout Chicago's history. The supernatural repurcussions of tragic events from its past still plague Chicago to this very day. See how Chicago is celebrating Halloween in 2015! 

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
By critically engaging with archival materials and living testimonies, Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez rewrite two narratives of citizen struggle in Chicago: student walkouts on the Lower West Side between 1968-1973, and resident-led protests at the Cabrini-Green housing development in spring 1981. The artists transform the galleries into ... Read More

Weinberg/Newton Gallery
300 W. Superior St., Ste. 203
Chicago, IL 60654

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
Weinberg/Newton Gallery is proud to partner with art collaborative Red Line Service for our upcoming winter exhibition House, opening January 27 and running through March 25, 2017. Red Line Service works with Chicagoans experiencing homelessness to create cultural and intellectual programming. Its co-founders, curator and art historian Rhoda Rosen ... Read More

Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s exhibit, Hunting Charlie: Finding the Enemy in the Vietnam War, explores the United States’ enemy during the Vietnam conflict through rarely seen original art pieces. The exhibit displays a point-and-counterpoint perspective by pairing North Vietnamese propaganda art from 1956 to 1973 with photos, ... Read More

Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Sports & Recreation
2/21/2017
Get ready to glide this winter at Lincoln Park Zoo! Skate past ponies and glide next to goats at the rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Bring your own skates or rent a pair at the Farmhouse. Warm up in the Main Barn with winter drinks and snacks available for purchase. Read More

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0200

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
2/21/2017
In a site-specific Threshold series installation, Jessica Stockholder intersects the Smart's lobby with a wave of color and texture that climbs to the clerestory, cuts across the floor, and travels outwards into the Museum's sculpture garden and beyond. Rose's Inclination makes use of ordinary materials - lamps, paint, Plexiglas, ... Read More

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